We found 5 providers with an interest in hydrocephalus and who accept EmblemHealth near East Setauket, NY.

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Dr. Arthur P Rosiello, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Hsc - T12-080
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Arthur Rosiello specializes in neurosurgery and practices in Riverhead, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Hampton Bays, NY. Patient reviews placed Dr. Rosiello at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: acoustic neuroma, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and microvascular decompression. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Peconic Bay Medical Center, St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), and Stony Brook University Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosiello is open to new patients. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Rosiello has received the following distinctions: Surgeons A.M.A. PHYSICIANS RECOGNITION Award and Fellow of The American College Of. Dr. Rosiello (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese.

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Dr. Raphael P Davis, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
24 Research Way; Suite 200
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Raphael Davis' area of specialization is neurosurgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Davis is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Davis's areas of expertise include brain aneurysm, pituitary tumor, and acoustic neuroma. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Davis is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of Mount Sinai Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include John T. Mather Memorial Hospital of Port Jefferson, Peconic Bay Medical Center, and St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY).

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All Interests: Radiculopathy, Cervical Dysplasia, Hydrocephalus, Herniated Disc, Brain Cancer, Lower Back Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Frederick B Gutman, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
24 Research Way; Suite 200
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Frederick Gutman's area of specialization is neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include the following: brain aneurysm, acoustic neuroma, and herniated disc. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Peconic Bay Medical Center, St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), and Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Gutman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Gutman attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Radiculopathy, Cervical Dysplasia, Brain Cancer, Compression Fractures, Lower Back Pain, Lower Back ... (Read more)

Dr. David Andrew Chesler, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
24 Research Way; Suite 200
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. David Chesler's area of specialization is pediatric neurosurgery. These areas are among Dr. Chesler's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, brain aneurysm, and spine tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital. He accepts HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland.

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All Interests: Removal of Lesion, Hydrocephalus, Endoscopic Surgery, Spina Bifida, Herniated Disc, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Robert Egnor, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
24 Research Way; Suite 200
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Michael Egnor is a pediatric neurosurgeon in Riverhead, NY, Stony Brook, NY, and East Setauket, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: spine tumor, neurosurgery, and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Egnor is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Stony Brook University Hospital. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Dr. Egnor was profiled in New York Magazine s Best Doctor s issue in 2005, The Bobby Polange Story ..

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All Interests: Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Herniated Disc, Brain Cancer, Lower Back Pain, Degenerative Disc ... (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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