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 works as an oncologist and pediatric neurosurgeon. Dr. Souweidane (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and German. His areas of expertise include cleft lip and palate, spinal cord tumor, and second opinions. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Souweidane's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Souweidane honors. 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's practice is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in oncology (cancer care) and pediatric neurosurgery and practices in New York, NY and White Plains, NY. His clinical interests include spinal cord tumor, second opinions, and spasticity. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medicine. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Greenfield attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. Dr. Greenfield accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in oncology (cancer care) and neurosurgery and practices in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Kaplitt include tremors, parkinson's disease, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. 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. 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. Kaplitt (or staff) speaks the following 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 medical specialist in pediatric neurosurgery. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His training includes a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wisoff include spinal cord tumor, pituitary tumor, and acoustic neuroma. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wisoff honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wisoff (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Dimitris George Placantonakis, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
423 East 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Dimitris Placantonakis specializes in neurosurgery. Dr. Placantonakis's areas of expertise include leptomeningeal disease, hydrocephalus, and pituitary adenoma. His professional affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Placantonakis trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Placantonakis is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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)

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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. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Ghatan's clinical interests: spinal cord tumor, craniotomy, and seizure disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Amerigroup Medicaid, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Ghatan's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Ghatan's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He has received professional recognition including the following: Top Doctors Castle Connolly New York Metro Area. Dr. Ghatan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic.

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All Interests: Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Seizure Disorders, Brain Cancer, Craniotomy, Arteriovenous ... (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 practices interventional neuroradiology in New York, NY and Astoria, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patsalides include brain aneurysm, carotid artery stenting, and stroke. Dr. Patsalides is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Dr. Patsalides attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Patsalides 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) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic.

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

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

Dr. Michael Ayad works as a neurosurgeon in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ayad completed a residency program at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Ayad's areas of expertise include gamma knife radiosurgery, stroke, and heart surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ayad takes. 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, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Aneurysm, Heart Surgery, Stent, ... (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's specialty is pediatric neurosurgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Harter average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include spinal cord tumor, spinal deformity, and gamma knife radiosurgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Westchester Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Harter accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Harter attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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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. His areas of expertise include migraine, dystonia, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Dr. Mogilner's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mogilner trained at NYU Langone Medical Center. 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 specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Swarup include brain aneurysm, myasthenia gravis, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). He is in-network for Amerigroup, Amerigroup Medicaid, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. He trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for his residency. He is conversant in 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 is a specialist in neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology. He works in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Shepherd include back pain, sciatica, and bone biopsy. He is affiliated with NYU Radiology Associates. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shepherd accepts. 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. Sandra Lee Forem, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
530 First Ave. - Hcc 5a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Sandra Forem specializes in pediatric neurology. Dr. Forem attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For her residency, Dr. Forem trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Mount Sinai Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Forem include migraine, spasticity, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Forem accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Forem 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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Dr. Barry Michael Czeisler, MD
Specializes in Neurology
530 1st Avenue; Hcc - Suite 5a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Barry Czeisler's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He has a special interest in myasthenia gravis, stroke, and traumatic brain injury. Dr. Czeisler is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Czeisler trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he 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, Nypbmh Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Dawson works as a neurologist in Brooklyn, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: myasthenia gravis, facial pain, and aneurysm. Dr. Dawson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Dawson attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Dawson (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is professionally 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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Dr. Raymund Lee-Ming Yong, MS, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
23-22 30th Avenue; 2nd Floor
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Raymund Yong is a neurosurgeon in New York, NY and Astoria, NY. These areas are among Dr. Yong's clinical interests: growth hormone (GH) test, laminectomy, and craniotomy. He studied medicine at the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine and the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia for his residency. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Amerigroup Medicaid, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Yong is accepting 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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