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 is a neurosurgery specialist in Riverhead, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Hampton Bays, NY. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Rosiello completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). These areas are among Dr. Rosiello's clinical interests: acoustic neuroma, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and microvascular decompression. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosiello is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Surgeons A.M.A. PHYSICIANS RECOGNITION Award and Fellow of The American College Of. Dr. Rosiello (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Peconic Bay Medical Center, St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), and Stony Brook University Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Raphael Davis' specialty is neurosurgery. Dr. Davis has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Davis include brain aneurysm, pituitary tumor, and acoustic neuroma. He is affiliated with John T. Mather Memorial Hospital of Port Jefferson, Peconic Bay Medical Center, and St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Davis attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Frederick Gutman is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Dr. Gutman's areas of expertise include brain aneurysm, acoustic neuroma, and herniated disc. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. 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 speaks Spanish. Dr. Gutman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Peconic Bay Medical Center, St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Michael Egnor's area of specialization is pediatric neurosurgery. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His areas of expertise include spine tumor, neurosurgery, and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Egnor takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Dr. Egnor was profiled in New York Magazine s Best Doctor s issue in 2005, The Bobby Polange Story .. His professional affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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

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

Dr. David Chesler is a pediatric neurosurgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Chesler include minimally invasive surgery, brain aneurysm, and spine tumor. Dr. Chesler is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Chesler completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is in-network for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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