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

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

Dr. Mark Souweidane is an oncologist and pediatric neurosurgeon. Dr. Souweidane is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Souweidane include cleft lip and palate, spinal cord tumor, and second opinions. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. 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 languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and German. His professional affiliations include 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. In addition to English, Dr. Kaplitt (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Kaplitt include tremors, parkinson's disease, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Dr. Kaplitt's professional affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine. 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 takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Kaplitt welcomes 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 a specialist in oncology (cancer care) and pediatric neurosurgery. He works in New York, NY and White Plains, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: spinal cord tumor, second opinions, and spasticity. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greenfield takes. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Greenfield attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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)

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

Dr. Athos Patsalides is an interventional neuroradiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patsalides include brain aneurysm, carotid artery stenting, and stroke. He accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training 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) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Dimitris Placantonakis works as a neurosurgeon. Dr. Placantonakis's areas of expertise include the following: leptomeningeal disease, hydrocephalus, and pituitary adenoma. His professional affiliations include VA NY Harbor Health Care System and NYU Langone Medical Center. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Placantonakis has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars.

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

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

Dr. Saadi Ghatan is a pediatric neurosurgery specialist in New York, NY. He graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. These areas are among his clinical interests: spinal cord tumor, craniotomy, and seizure disorders. Dr. Ghatan's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ghatan is in-network 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. Dr. Ghatan (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. His professional affiliations include Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. He is accepting new patients.

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

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. Dr. Wisoff (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. His areas of expertise include spinal cord tumor, pituitary tumor, and acoustic neuroma. Dr. Wisoff is affiliated with Maimonides Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Wisoff's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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

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

Dr. David Harter is a pediatric neurosurgery specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Harter's areas of expertise include the following: spinal cord tumor, spinal deformity, and gamma knife radiosurgery. His professional affiliations include Westchester Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Harter graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Harter trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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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 works as a neurosurgeon in New York, NY and Great Neck, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: migraine, dystonia, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Dr. Mogilner is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Mogilner attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Mogilner's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mogilner accepts.

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

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

Dr. Timothy Shepherd specializes in neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology and practices in New York, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shepherd include back pain, sciatica, and bone biopsy. Dr. Shepherd is professionally affiliated with NYU Radiology Associates. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Shepherd attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Shepherd has received the following distinction: 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. Barry Michael Czeisler, MD
Specializes in Neurology
530 1st Avenue; Hcc - Suite 5a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Barry Czeisler works as a neurologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Czeisler include myasthenia gravis, stroke, and traumatic brain injury. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Czeisler is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Michael Ayad is a neurosurgeon. Dr. Ayad's 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. His clinical interests include gamma knife radiosurgery, stroke, and heart surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more. 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)

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

Dr. Rupendra Swarup is a specialist 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, 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 his residency. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sinai Health System.

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All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Doppler Ultrasound, Transcranial Doppler, MRI, Hydrocephalus, Subdural ... (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. These areas are among her clinical interests: migraine, spasticity, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Forem is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. She studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Mount Sinai Medical Center. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Forem is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Headache, Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Migraine, Cerebral Palsy, Learning ... (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 specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Dawson (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Clinical interests for Dr. Dawson include myasthenia gravis, facial pain, and aneurysm. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Amerigroup, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dawson takes.

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All Interests: Facial Pain, Electrodiagnostic Testing, Brain Cancer, Neuromuscular Disorders, Fibromyalgia, Back ... (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 neurosurgeon in New York, NY and Astoria, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yong include growth hormone (GH) test, laminectomy, and craniotomy. He takes Amerigroup, Amerigroup Medicaid, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yong obtained his medical school training at the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine and the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Sinai Health System. Dr. Yong's practice 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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