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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 practices neurosurgery in Riverhead, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Hampton Bays, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosiello include acoustic neuroma, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and herniated disc. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for residency. Dr. Rosiello has received distinctions including Fellow of The American College Of; Surgeons; and 01/01/93 A.m.a. Physicians Recognition. Dr. Rosiello (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. His professional affiliations include Peconic Bay Medical Center, St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), and Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Rosiello has an open panel.

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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' area of specialization is neurosurgery. Dr. Davis's education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. His areas of expertise include brain aneurysm, pituitary tumor, and acoustic neuroma. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Davis is 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 neurosurgery specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Gutman speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: brain aneurysm, acoustic neuroma, and herniated disc. He is affiliated with Peconic Bay Medical Center, St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), and Stony Brook University Hospital. After attending Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more.

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All Interests: Radiculopathy, Cervical Dysplasia, Brain Cancer, Lower Back Pain, Lower Back Problems, Degenerative ... (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 is a pediatric neurosurgeon in East Setauket, NY, Riverhead, NY, and Stony Brook, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Egnor include spine tumor, neurosurgery, and spine surgery procedures. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Dr. Egnor 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 .. He 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 is a specialist in pediatric neurosurgery. He works in Riverhead, NY and East Setauket, NY. These areas are among Dr. Chesler's clinical interests: brain aneurysm, spine surgery procedures, and herniated disc. He is professionally affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He accepts HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Herniated Disc, Brain Cancer, Brain Aneurysm, 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.