We found 20 providers with an interest in hydrocephalus and who accept United Healthcare Plans near Brooklyn, NY.

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

Dr. Mark Souweidane's areas of specialization are pediatric neurosurgery and pediatric neuro-oncology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: cleft lip and palate, spinal cord tumor, and second opinions. Dr. Souweidane is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Souweidane trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Souweidane (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and German. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Memorial Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Michael Kaplitt works as an oncologist and neurosurgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Kaplitt include tremors, parkinson's disease, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). He is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Kaplitt has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Kaplitt (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Kaplitt's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield is an oncologist and pediatric neurosurgeon in New York, NY and White Plains, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Greenfield include spinal cord tumor, second opinions, and spasticity. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Greenfield is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. He has an open panel. Dr. Greenfield attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Greenfield include: 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.

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

Caitlin Hoffman, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Other, Pediatric Neurosurgery
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite 4e, Nypbmh Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Caitlin Hoffman is a pediatric neurosurgeon in New York, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and Bayside, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hoffman include neurosurgery, chiari malformation, and arteriovenous malformation (AVM). Dr. Hoffman accepts Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Dr. Hoffman is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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All Interests: Hydrocephalus, Epilepsy Surgery, Craniosynostosis, Neurosurgery, Arteriovenous Malformation, Chiari ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Dimitris Placantonakis is a New York, NY physician who specializes in neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Placantonakis include leptomeningeal disease, hydrocephalus, and pituitary adenoma. Dr. Placantonakis's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Health Care System and NYU Langone. 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. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Placantonakis takes. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars.

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

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

Dr. Athos Patsalides is an interventional neuroradiologist. Dr. Patsalides (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. His clinical interests include brain aneurysm, carotid artery stenting, and stroke. Dr. Patsalides is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Patsalides studied medicine at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Patsalides trained at Georgetown University Hospital. He takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: 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.

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

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

Dr. Timothy Shepherd is a specialist in neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shepherd include back pain, sciatica, and bone biopsy. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shepherd 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 following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Shepherd is professionally affiliated with NYU Radiology Associates.

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

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

Dr. Barry Czeisler's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His clinical interests include subarachnoid hemorrhage, myasthenia gravis, and stroke. He is affiliated with NYU Lutheran Associates. Dr. Czeisler honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Czeisler completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
1000 10th Avenue; Suite 5g-80
New York, NY
 

Dr. Saadi Ghatan is a pediatric neurosurgery specialist. Dr. Ghatan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. His areas of expertise include the following: spinal cord tumor, craniotomy, and seizure disorders. Dr. Ghatan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. After attending the University of Washington School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. The average patient rating for Dr. Ghatan is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ghatan honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Amerigroup Medicaid, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: Top Doctors Castle Connolly New York Metro Area. Dr. Ghatan has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. David Harter practices pediatric neurosurgery in New York, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Harter is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Harter's areas of expertise include the following: 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 takes. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. Dr. Harter has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Westchester Medical Center and NYU Langone.

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

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

Dr. Alon Mogilner specializes in neurosurgery and practices in New York, NY and Great Neck, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Mogilner include migraine, dystonia, and gamma knife radiosurgery. He is affiliated with NYU Langone. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Mogilner at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Andrew Dawson is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Brooklyn, NY. His areas of expertise include myasthenia gravis, facial pain, and aneurysm. Amerigroup, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dawson honors. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, Dr. Dawson performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Dawson (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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)

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

Dr. Michael Ayad practices neurosurgery in Brooklyn, NY. His clinical interests include gamma knife radiosurgery, stroke, and heart surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. Dr. Ayad is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Ayad (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Ayad is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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All Interests: Hydrocephalus, Vascular Malformations, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Aneurysm, Heart Surgery, Stent, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sandra Forem is a specialist in pediatric neurology. These areas are among her clinical interests: migraine, spasticity, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She is affiliated with NYU Langone. Before completing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Forem attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Forem has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Migraine, Learning Disabilities, Movement Disorders, Attention Deficit ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neurology
1000 10th Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Rupendra Swarup practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in New York, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Swarup include brain aneurysm, myasthenia gravis, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Dr. Swarup takes Amerigroup, Amerigroup Medicaid, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Howard University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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

Specializes in Neurosurgery
Ambulatory Pavilion; 25-20 30th Avenue, 5th Floor
Long Island City, NY
 

Dr. Raymund Yong sees patients in New York, NY and Long Island City, NY. His medical specialty is neurosurgery. These areas are among Dr. Yong's clinical interests: growth hormone (GH) test, laminectomy, and craniotomy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Amerigroup Medicaid, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine and the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. Dr. Yong has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. He is open to new patients.

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

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