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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, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in oncology (cancer care) and pediatric neurosurgery. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Areas of expertise for Dr. Souweidane include cleft lip and palate, spinal cord tumor, and second opinions. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Souweidane honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Souweidane (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and German. He is affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Souweidane has an open panel.

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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 specialties are oncology (cancer care) and pediatric neurosurgery. Dr. Greenfield 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: spinal cord tumor, second opinions, and spasticity. He accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 professional affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medicine. He 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 is a specialist in oncology (cancer care) and neurosurgery. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, Dr. Kaplitt completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. These areas are among his clinical interests: tremors, parkinson's disease, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). He is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: 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 Hebrew, Spanish, and French. His professional affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hydrocephalus, Epilepsy Surgery, Parkinson's Disease, Surgical Procedures, Neurosurgical ... (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 medical specialist in pediatric neurosurgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wisoff include spinal cord tumor, pituitary tumor, and acoustic neuroma. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Wisoff (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He is professionally affiliated with Maimonides Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Syringomyelia, Brain Tumor, Meningioma, Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Acoustic Neuroma, Chiari ... (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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patsalides include brain aneurysm, carotid artery stenting, and stroke. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patsalides accepts. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Patsalides has received distinctions including 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. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Carotid Artery Stenting, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Arteriovenous Malformation, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Dimitris Placantonakis, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Placantonakis include leptomeningeal disease, hydrocephalus, and pituitary adenoma. Dr. Placantonakis is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Placantonakis is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He 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. David Houston Harter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
317 E 34th Street; 10th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Harter works as a pediatric neurosurgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Harter include spinal cord tumor, spinal deformity, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harter accepts. He is a graduate of 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's hospital/clinic affiliations include Westchester Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Spinal Deformity, Arteriovenous Malformation, Brain ... (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 practices neurosurgery. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mogilner trained at NYU Langone Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mogilner include migraine, dystonia, and gamma knife radiosurgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mogilner accepts. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

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Dr. Douglas Stephen Cohen, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1000 Tenth Avenue; Mt Sinai Roosevelt Hospital, Suite 5g-80, Department of Neurosurgery
New York, NY
 

Dr. Douglas Cohen is a neurosurgeon in New York, NY. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), carpal tunnel surgery, and facial pain. Dr. Cohen studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Cohen completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen takes. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Cohen include: New York Super Doctors and Super Doctors Patient Choice Awards Super Doctors Super Doctors Patient Choice Awards. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Facial Pain, Kyphoplasty, Meningioma, Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Michael Joseph Ayad, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
263 7th Avenue; Suite #4-b
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Michael Ayad sees patients in Brooklyn, NY. His medical specialty is neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include the following: stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), stroke, and heart surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Ayad attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Ayad (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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. Saadi Ghatan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
1000 10th Avenue; Suite 5g-80
New York, NY
 

Dr. Saadi Ghatan is a New York, NY physician who specializes in pediatric neurosurgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Ghatan average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ghatan include spinal cord tumor, craniotomy, and seizure disorders. Dr. Ghatan is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Amerigroup Medicaid, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ghatan is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ghatan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He has received the following distinction: Top Doctors Castle Connolly New York Metro Area. Dr. Ghatan (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. Dr. Ghatan is affiliated with Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Seizure Disorders, Brain Cancer, Craniotomy, Arteriovenous ... (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 is a neuroradiologist and diagnostic radiologist. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Shepherd's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His areas of expertise include back pain, sciatica, and bone biopsy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Rupendra Swarup, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1000 10th Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Rupendra Swarup's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: brain aneurysm, myasthenia gravis, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Dr. Swarup takes Amerigroup, Amerigroup Medicaid, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Swarup trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he 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. James B Golomb, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry, Neurology
550 1st Avenue; Th 315
New York, NY
 

Dr. James Golomb is a specialist in psychiatry and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Golomb's areas of expertise consist of aphasia, parkinson's disease, and hydrocephalus. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for his residency. His professional affiliations include Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility Coler Hospital Site and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Dementia, Memory Disorders, Aphasia, Hydrocephalus, Parkinson's Disease

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

Dr. Raymund Yong is a specialist in neurosurgery. He works in New York, NY and Astoria, NY. He studied medicine at the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine and the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Yong completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. Clinical interests for Dr. Yong include growth hormone (GH) test, laminectomy, and craniotomy. Dr. Yong is an in-network provider 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. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Meningioma, Aphasia, Hydrocephalus, Subdural Hematoma, Bone Cancer, Brain ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sandra Forem is a pediatric neurologist. Her clinical interests include migraine, spasticity, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Forem takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Her education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Forem has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. She is professionally 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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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.