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

Dr. Martin McMillan Henegar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
225 Baldwin Avenue
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Martin Henegar's medical specialty is pediatric neurosurgery. 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. Dr. Henegar's clinical interests include hydrocephalus, complex spine surgery, and brain tumor. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Henegar is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Charles Scott McLanahan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
225 Baldwin Avenue
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Charles McLanahan is a pediatric neurosurgery specialist. His average rating from his patients is 1.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. McLanahan's practice, he is particularly interested in spasticity and hydrocephalus. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. McLanahan's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is professionally affiliated with Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, Carolinas Medical Center, and Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Hydrocephalus, Spasticity

Dr. Elena K Bravver, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
1010 Edgehill Road N
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Elena Bravver works as a neurophysiologist, neurologist, and neuromuscular medicine specialist. Dr. Bravver speaks Russian. Clinical interests for Dr. Bravver include brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. She is affiliated with Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation and Carolinas Medical Center. Dr. Bravver graduated from Samara State Medical University and then she performed her residency at Hartford Hospital. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Sanjay Shyam Iyer, MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Neurology
1010 North Edgehill Drive; Department of Neurology
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Sanjay Iyer's areas of specialization are osteopathic manipulative medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). After attending Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Iyer's clinical interests include brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Iyer (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with 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)

Dr. Benjamin Rix Brooks, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1010 Edgehill Road North
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Benjamin Brooks practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Brooks's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Brooks graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received the distinction of 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)

Dr. Danielle Elizabeth Englert, MD
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). Her areas of expertise include the following: brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. She is professionally affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine, Dr. Englert performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). She honors Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Jill Marie Conway, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1010 Edgehill Road North
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Jill Conway, who practices in Charlotte, NC, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine, Dr. Conway performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her clinical interests include brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. The average patient rating for Dr. Conway is 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors Medicare insurance. In addition to English, she speaks French. Dr. Conway is affiliated with Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation.

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

Dr. Kenneth Leslie Shauger, MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Neurology
1010 Edgehill Road; Department of Neurology
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Kenneth Shauger specializes in osteopathic manipulative medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Shauger is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and a graduate of Wilford Hall Medical Center's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Shauger include migraine, myasthenia gravis, and electromyography (EMG). He is in-network for Medicare insurance. In addition to English, Dr. Shauger (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center.

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Dr. Urvi Gautam Desai, MD
Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology, Sleep Medicine
1350 S Kings Drive
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Urvi Desai's medical specialty is 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 is professionally affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville. Dr. Desai graduated from Medical College Baroda and then Dr. Desai performed Dr. Desai's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Desai accepts Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. John Scott Story, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
1010 Edgehill Road North
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. J. Story is a neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Story's areas of expertise include the following: brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. He accepts Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Story attended the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Charlotte Magazine Top Doctor. He is professionally affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center.

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

Dr. Jerry Clinton Martin, MD
Specializes in Vascular Neurology
1010 Edgehill Road N; Department of Neurology
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Jerry Martin sees patients in Charlotte, NC. His medical specialty is vascular neurology. Clinical interests for Dr. Martin include brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Martin is affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. Dr. Martin takes Medicare insurance.

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

Amy Henderson Kelly, MS
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
225 Baldwin Avenue
Charlotte, NC
 

Ms. Amy Kelly specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology and practices in Charlotte, NC. Ms. Kelly has a special interest in craniotomy, neurosurgery, and chiari malformation. She accepts Medicare insurance. She 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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