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

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

Dr. Arthur Rosiello's specialty is neurosurgery. Dr. Rosiello (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. These areas are among Dr. Rosiello's clinical interests: acoustic neuroma, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and herniated disc. His professional affiliations include Peconic Bay Medical Center, St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), and Stony Brook University Hospital. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Rosiello completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Patient ratings for Dr. Rosiello average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow of The American College Of; Surgeons; and 01/01/93 A.m.a. Physicians Recognition. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Radiculopathy, Brain Cancer, Lower Back Pain, Lower Back Problems, Degenerative Disc ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Raphael Davis' specialty is neurosurgery. These areas are among Dr. Davis's clinical interests: brain aneurysm, pituitary tumor, and acoustic neuroma. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Davis speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Frederick Gutman is a specialist in neurosurgery. He works in Riverhead, NY and East Setauket, NY. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gutman include brain aneurysm, acoustic neuroma, and herniated disc. Dr. Gutman takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gutman's professional 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, Hydrocephalus, Herniated Disc, Brain Cancer, Vertebroplasty, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Egnor sees patients in East Setauket, NY, Riverhead, NY, and Stony Brook, NY. His medical specialty is pediatric neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Egnor include spine tumor, neurosurgery, and spine surgery procedures. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Egnor accepts. Dr. Egnor graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. 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 .. Dr. Egnor is affiliated with 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 sees patients in Riverhead, NY and East Setauket, NY. His medical specialty is pediatric neurosurgery. These areas are among Dr. Chesler's clinical interests: brain aneurysm, spine surgery procedures, and herniated disc. He is in-network for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is professionally affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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