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We found 21 providers with an interest in hydrocephalus and who accept United Healthcare Plans near Brooklyn, NY.

Mark M. Souweidane - Memorial Sloan Kettering
Specializes in Oncology, Pediatric Neurosurgery
525 East 68th Street, Starr Pavilion; 651
New York, NY
 

Dr. Mark Souweidane's areas of specialization are oncology (cancer care) and pediatric neurosurgery; he sees patients in New York, NY. Patient reviews placed Dr. Souweidane at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Souweidane include cleft lip and palate, spinal cord tumor, and second opinions. He is affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. He takes Amerigroup, Coresource, Anthem, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Souweidane studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Souweidane trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Souweidane include: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Souweidane (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and German.

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All Interests: Second Opinions, Endoscopic Surgery, Brain Cancer, Back Problems, Laser Surgery, Neck Problems, ... (Read more)

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Jeffrey P. Greenfield - Memorial Sloan Kettering
Specializes in Oncology, Pediatric Neurosurgery
525 East 68th Street, Starr Pavilion; 651
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield's areas of specialization are oncology (cancer care) and pediatric neurosurgery; he sees patients in New York, NY and White Plains, NY. Dr. Greenfield's areas of expertise include the following: spinal cord tumor, second opinions, and spasticity. He is affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medicine. He obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Attending Teaching Award, House Staff, Weill Cornell Medical College; Distinguished House Staff Award, New York Weill Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council; and Shulman Award for Outstanding Resident Presentation, National Pediatric Section, AANS. Dr. Greenfield's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Second Opinions, Tumor, Neuroendoscopy, Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion, Hydrocephalus, Spina ... (Read more)

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Michael G. Kaplitt - Memorial Sloan Kettering
Specializes in Oncology, Neurosurgery
525 East 68th Street Starr; Pavilion 651
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Kaplitt's specialties are oncology (cancer care) and neurosurgery. These areas are among Dr. Kaplitt's clinical interests: tremors, parkinson's disease, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medicine. He is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. Dr. Kaplitt welcomes new patients. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Kaplitt (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French.

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All Interests: Hydrocephalus, Epilepsy Surgery, Parkinson's Disease, Surgical Procedures, Neurosurgery, Spinal ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jeffrey Howard Wisoff, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
317 East 34th Street; Suite 10-02
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Wisoff is a specialist in pediatric neurosurgery. He works in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Wisoff is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include spinal cord tumor, pituitary tumor, and acoustic neuroma. His professional affiliations include Maimonides Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Wisoff honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. Dr. Wisoff (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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All Interests: Syringomyelia, Brain Tumor, Meningioma, Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Acoustic Neuroma, Chiari ... (Read more)

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Dr. Saadi Ghatan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
1000 10th Avenue; Suite 5g-80
New York, NY
 

Dr. Saadi Ghatan specializes in pediatric neurosurgery and practices in New York, NY. Dr. Ghatan (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. These areas are among his clinical interests: spinal cord tumor, craniotomy, and seizure disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. Dr. Ghatan attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Amerigroup Medicaid, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Top Doctors Castle Connolly New York Metro Area. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Seizure Disorders, Brain Cancer, Craniotomy, Arteriovenous ... (Read more)

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Dr. Dimitris George Placantonakis, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
423 East 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Dimitris Placantonakis is a specialist in neurosurgery. He works in New York, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: leptomeningeal disease, hydrocephalus, and pituitary adenoma. Dr. Placantonakis is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Dr. Placantonakis has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars.

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All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Brain Cancer, Pituitary Adenoma, Lower Back Problems, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Athos Patsalides, MPH, MD
Specializes in Interventional Neuroradiology
12th Floor, Lower Manhattan; 156 William Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Athos Patsalides sees patients in New York, NY and Astoria, NY. His medical specialty is interventional neuroradiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Patsalides include brain aneurysm, carotid artery stenting, and stroke. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patsalides honors. After completing medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. His distinctions include: JT Rutherford Fellow of the American College of Radiology; Outstanding presentation in Head and Neck Radiology", American Society of Neuroradiology; and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Patsalides (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic.

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All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Arteriovenous Malformation, Spine Problems, Stents, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
263 7th Avenue; Suite #4-b
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Michael Ayad practices neurosurgery in Brooklyn, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Ayad include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), stroke, and heart surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Ayad (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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All Interests: Hydrocephalus, Vascular Malformations, Aneurysm, Heart Surgery, Stents, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, ... (Read more)

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Dr. David Houston Harter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
317 E 34th Street; 10th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Harter specializes in pediatric neurosurgery and practices in New York, NY. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Harter's clinical interests include spinal cord tumor, spinal deformity, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harter honors. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Harter completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Harter is affiliated with Westchester Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Spinal Deformity, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Alon Yeruham Mogilner, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
530 1st Avenue; Suite 8s
New York, NY
 

Dr. Alon Mogilner's area of specialization is neurosurgery. Dr. Mogilner's clinical interests include migraine, dystonia, and gamma knife radiosurgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Mogilner is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Facial Pain, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Migraine, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Tourette Syndrome, Spine ... (Read more)

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Dr. Rupendra Swarup, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1000 10th Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Rupendra Swarup sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Swarup include brain aneurysm, myasthenia gravis, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Amerigroup Medicaid, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending Howard University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Swarup completed his residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Swarup speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Doppler Ultrasound, Transcranial Doppler, MRI, Hydrocephalus, Subdural ... (Read more)

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Dr. Timothy Michael Shepherd, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
660 1st Avenue; 1st Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Timothy Shepherd, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology. His areas of expertise include back pain, sciatica, and bone biopsy. Dr. Shepherd is affiliated with NYU Radiology Associates. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, TRICARE, and more. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars.

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All Interests: Nerve Block, Sciatica, Spine Problems, Back Pain, Injuries, Hydrocephalus, Bone Biopsy, Nerve ... (Read more)

Dr. Raymund Lee-Ming Yong, MS, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
23-22 30th Avenue; 2nd Floor
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Raymund Yong is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include the following: growth hormone (GH) test, laminectomy, and craniotomy. Dr. Yong attended the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine and the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia for residency. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Amerigroup Medicaid, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Yong has an open panel.

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All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Meningioma, Aphasia, Hydrocephalus, Subdural Hematoma, Growth Hormone Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sandra Lee Forem, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
530 First Ave. - Hcc 5a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Sandra Forem's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. These areas are among her clinical interests: migraine, spasticity, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Forem accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Mount Sinai Medical Center for residency. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Forem is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Headache, Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Migraine, Cerebral Palsy, Learning ... (Read more)

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Dr. Barry Michael Czeisler, MD
Specializes in Neurology
530 1st Avenue; Hcc - Suite 5a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Barry Czeisler is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Czeisler is especially interested in myasthenia gravis, stroke, and traumatic brain injury. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Czeisler speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Hydrocephalus, Traumatic Brain Injury, Myasthenia Gravis, Neurocritical ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew John Lenox Reginald Dawson, MD
Specializes in Neurology
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite 4a, Nym Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Dawson specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Brooklyn, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: myasthenia gravis, facial pain, and aneurysm. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Coventry, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Dawson attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Dawson (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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All Interests: Facial Pain, Electrodiagnostic Testing, Brain Cancer, Neuromuscular Disorders, Fibromyalgia, Back ... (Read more)

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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.