We found 12 providers with an interest in hydrocephalus near Charlotte, NC.

Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
225 Baldwin Avenue
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Charles McLanahan is a pediatric neurosurgery specialist in Charlotte, NC and Concord, NC. Dr. McLanahan is especially interested in spasticity and hydrocephalus. His professional affiliations include Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, Carolinas Medical Center, and Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. McLanahan accepts Medicare insurance. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hydrocephalus, Spasticity

Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
225 Baldwin Avenue
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Martin Henegar, who practices in Charlotte, NC, is a medical specialist in pediatric neurosurgery. Dr. Henegar's clinical interests encompass hydrocephalus, complex spine surgery, and brain tumor. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville. Dr. Henegar welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hydrocephalus, Complex Spine Surgery, Spine Problems, Endoscopy, Brain Tumor

Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Neurology
1010 North Edgehill Drive; Department of Neurology
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Sanjay Iyer is a neurologist and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist in Charlotte, NC. Areas of expertise for Dr. Iyer include brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. He takes Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Iyer attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Iyer (or staff) speaks Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation and Carolinas Medical Center.

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All Interests: Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Bell's Palsy, Parkinson's Disease, Brain ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neurology
1010 Edgehill Road North
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Benjamin Brooks, who practices in Charlotte, NC, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Before completing his residency at Boston Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Brooks attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Brooks's clinical interests include brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. The average patient rating for Dr. Brooks is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brooks accepts Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors, Castle Connelly Medical Ltd. He is affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center and Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy.

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All Interests: Headache, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Bell's Palsy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neurology
1010 Edgehill Road N; Cmc Department of Neurology
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Danielle Englert's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. After attending the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine, Dr. Englert completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Englert is affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center.

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All Interests: Headache, Electromyography, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
1010 Edgehill Road N
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Elena Bravver is a medical specialist in neurophysiology, neuromuscular medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among Dr. Bravver's clinical interests: brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. She takes Medicare insurance. She obtained her medical school training at Samara State Medical University and performed her residency at Hartford Hospital. Dr. Bravver speaks Russian. Her professional affiliations include Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation and Carolinas Medical Center.

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All Interests: Headache, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Bell's Palsy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neurology
1010 Edgehill Road North
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Jill Conway is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. She is professionally affiliated with Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation. Dr. Conway honors Medicare insurance. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Conway speaks French.

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All Interests: Headache, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Bell's Palsy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Neurology
1010 Edgehill Road; Department of Neurology
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Kenneth Shauger works as a neurologist and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Shauger (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shauger include migraine, myelogram (spinal cord imaging), and myasthenia gravis. He is professionally affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center. Dr. Shauger is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He takes Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Parkinson's Disease, Traumatic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology, Sleep Medicine
1350 S Kings Drive
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Urvi Desai is a physician who specializes in neuromuscular medicine, neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), and sleep medicine. Dr. Desai's areas of expertise include the following: brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Desai's hospital/clinic affiliations include Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville. Dr. Desai obtained Dr. Desai's medical school training at Medical College Baroda and performed Dr. Desai's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Desai is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Headache, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Bell's Palsy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
1010 Edgehill Road North
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. J. Story is a Charlotte, NC physician who specializes in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Story include brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. He is affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center. He honors Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Story has received professional recognition including the following: Charlotte Magazine Top Doctor.

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All Interests: Headache, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Neck Pain, Hydrocephalus, Bell's Palsy, Parkinson's ... (Read more)

Specializes in Vascular Neurology
1010 Edgehill Road N; Department of Neurology
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Jerry Martin is a vascular neurologist in Charlotte, NC. His areas of expertise include brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Martin is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for his residency. Dr. Martin is affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center.

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All Interests: Headache, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Bell's Palsy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
225 Baldwin Avenue
Charlotte, NC
 

Ms. Amy Kelly is a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist in Charlotte, NC. She has indicated that her clinical interests include craniotomy, neurosurgery, and chiari malformation. She honors Medicare insurance. Ms. Kelly is professionally affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System.

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All Interests: Craniotomy, Neurosurgery, Chiari Malformation, Hydrocephalus, Brain Tumor

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What is Hydrocephalus?

Normally, the brain is bathed in a liquid called cerebrospinal fluid. This fluid cushions and nurtures the brain cells as it flows around and through the brain. Sometimes, cerebrospinal fluid does not get reabsorbed into the body properly, or a blockage in the brain can stop it from flowing. This causes a buildup of pressure called hydrocephalus. This condition affects a wide range of people, but it is much more prevalent among infants and older adults. Left untreated, hydrocephalus can cause uncomfortable symptoms, such as headaches and blurred vision, and eventually may cause brain damage.

Hydrocephalus is most often treated with an implanted device called a shunt. A shunt is a long, thin tube that is used to drain excess fluid. One end is placed within the brain. The tube runs under the skin, along the neck behind the ear, and to another part of the body where the fluid can be reabsorbed. Most often this is the abdomen, but the chest or other areas can also be used. Shunts have a valve that allows doctors to monitor and control the pressure within the brain. Insertion of a shunt is a surgical procedure that takes one to two hours. Incisions are made in the head and the abdomen, and the shunt is threaded into place before the openings are stitched closed.

In cases where hydrocephalus is caused by a blockage, a procedure called endoscopic third ventriculostomy, or ETV, may be performed. During this procedure, a surgeon makes a dime-sized hole in the skull and uses a thin tube with a camera on the end (called an endoscope) to see inside the brain. The surgeon punctures a hole in the floor of the third ventricle, a fluid-filled space within the brain. The hole provides an opening for cerebrospinal fluid to flow around the blockage, normalizing pressure. The entire procedure usually takes less than an hour and patients can often go home the following day. ETV can provide a permanent and safe alternative to a shunt, but it is only useful for patients whose hydrocephalus is caused by a blockage.

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