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We found 34 providers matching spinal puncture and who accept Medicare near New York, NY.

Dr. Walter J Molofsky, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
10 Union Square East, Neurology Department; Suite 5g
New York, NY
 

Dr. Walter Molofsky specializes in pediatric neurology. Dr. Molofsky's areas of expertise include the following: bell's palsy, brain aneurysm, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Magellan Health Services, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Guardian are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Molofsky honors. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Molofsky attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors and NY Magazine Best Doctors. Dr. Molofsky is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. Dr. Molofsky has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Headache, Tension Headache, Spina Bifida, Bell's Palsy, Seizure Disorders, Chronic Migraine, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Shankman, MD
Specializes in Musculoskeletal Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
430 E. 59th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Steven Shankman is a musculoskeletal radiologist and diagnostic radiologist. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. His training includes residency programs at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shankman include musculoskeletal interventions, spinal puncture (spinal tap), and epidural steroid injection. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shankman accepts. Dr. Shankman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. Dr. Shankman is affiliated with Maimonides Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal puncture (spinal tap)

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Interventions, Biopsy, Bone Problems, Injections, Nerve Problems, Spinal Puncture, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Adilia M Hormigo, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1 Gustave L Levy Place
New York, NY
 

Dr. Adilia Hormigo, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Hormigo include spinal cord tumor and lumbar puncture. She is an in-network provider for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Hormigo (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Lumbar Puncture, Spinal Cord Tumor

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Dr. Alexander George Khandji, MD
Specializes in Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
177 Fort Washington Avenue, Milstein Hospital Building; Room 3-113
New York, NY
 

Dr. Alexander Khandji is a neuroradiologist and diagnostic radiologist in New York, NY. Dr. Khandji (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Russian. In his practice, Dr. Khandji focuses on MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid Managed Care, Child Health Plus, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khandji's distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors .:::http://www.nyp.org/about/americas-top-doctors.html; and Rated One of New York Magazine's Best Doctors.:::http://nyp.org/about/top-ny-doctors.html.

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Clinical Interests: MRI

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $465
  • Medicare Cost: $88
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Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology
4802 10th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Bruce Zablow is a specialist in vascular & interventional radiology and neuroradiology. He accepts MultiPlan, Fidelis, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Zablow attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Zablow's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $286 - $390
  • Medicare Cost: $87 - $125
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Dr. Michael Hutchinson, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
345 E. 37th Street; Suite 320
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Hutchinson is a neurologist and neuromuscular medicine specialist. Patients gave Dr. Hutchinson an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Hutchinson include hemifacial spasm, migraine, and multiple sclerosis (MS). He takes Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. Dr. Hutchinson has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Hemifacial Spasm, Botulinum Toxin Injection, MRI, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jonathan Miles Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
535 E 70th Street; Department of Neurology
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jonathan Goldstein's specialties are neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Goldstein has a special interest in hemifacial spasm, blepharospasm, and myasthenia gravis. Patient ratings for Dr. Goldstein average 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Goldstein attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Goldstein (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Goldstein is professionally affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Hemifacial Spasm, Cervical Dystonia, Electromyography, Blepharospasm, Myasthenia Gravis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ajax Elis George, MD
Specializes in Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
560 1st Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ajax George's specialties are neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology. In addition to English, Dr. George speaks Greek. He is affiliated with NYU Radiology Associates. He graduated from the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $620 - $750
  • Medicare Cost: $88 - $96
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Dr. Umesh Khubchand Gidwani, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1 Gustave L Levy Place; Box 1030
New York, NY
 

Dr. Umesh Gidwani is an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. His clinical interests include myocarditis, diagnostic bronchoscopy, and heart attack. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Gidwani is a graduate of the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. Dr. Gidwani is affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Myocarditis, Ventricular Tachycardia, Ventricular Fibrillation, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... (Read more)

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Dr. Erin Elizabeth Manning, MD
Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
535 E 70th Street; Department of Neurology
New York, NY
 

Dr. Erin Manning's specialties are neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Manning studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. She trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Manning include neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases) and sports neurology. She honors several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid. Dr. Manning (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Manning is professionally affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Electromyography, Sports Neurology, Intraoperative Monitoring, Neuromuscular Disorders, Nerve ... (Read more)

Dr. Gloria Chia-Yi Chiang, MD
Specializes in Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
525 E. 68th Street; Box 141 - Department of Radiology
New York, NY
 

Dr. Gloria Chiang specializes in neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Chiang is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $289
  • Medicare Cost: $88
Dr. Razvan Florin Buciuc, MD
Specializes in Interventional Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
4802 10th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Razvan Buciuc is a specialist in interventional neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Buciuc studied medicine at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. His residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis.

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Clinical Interests: Aneurysm, Hemorrhagic Stroke, Arteriovenous Malformation, Spinal Cord Problems, Ischemic Stroke

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $225
  • Medicare Cost: $90
Dr. Jospeh Levi Chazen, MD
Specializes in Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
525 East 68th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Chazen is a specialist in neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Dr. Chazen's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $290
  • Medicare Cost: $88
Dr. Amish Harish Doshi, MD
Specializes in Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
1176 5th Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Amish Doshi, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: brain aneurysm, biopsy, and MRI angiogram (MRA). Dr. Doshi honors Most Insurance Plans, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His distinctions include: NY Times Superdoctors Rising Star and New York Rising Stars. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Thyroid Problems, Fine Needle Aspiration, MRI, Biopsy, Imaging Procedures, Brain Problems, Lower ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $301
  • Medicare Cost: $88
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Dr. Maryna Skliut, MD
Specializes in Neurology
10 Union Square - Pacc, Floor 5 Room D; 10 Union Square
New York, NY
 

Dr. Maryna Skliut is a New York, NY physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She is especially interested in lumbar puncture and botulinum toxin injection. After attending Minsk State Medical Institute for medical school, she completed her residency training at UMass Memorial Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Skliut a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Skliut accepts Medicare insurance. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Botulinum Toxin Injection, Lumbar Puncture

Dr. Noam Simon Eshkar, MD
Specializes in Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
423 East 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Noam Eshkar's medical specialty is neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Eshkar graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for his residency. Dr. Eshkar (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Cantonese, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and JFK Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $347
  • Medicare Cost: $86

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What is a Spinal Puncture?

A spinal puncture, or spinal tap, is a procedure in which cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is removed through a needle in the back. Cerebrospinal fluid, sometimes also called spinal fluid, surrounds and protects the brain and the spinal cord. A sample of spinal fluid may be used to diagnose problems of the central nervous system, such as infections or tumors.

Sometimes, large amounts of spinal fluid may build up, a condition called hydrocephalus, leading to increased pressure on the brain. In such cases, removing excess spinal fluid can be therapeutic by relieving symptoms. Therapeutic spinal punctures may also be used to inject medication into the spinal cord to treat cancer or for anesthesia before surgery.

Most often, a spinal puncture is performed in the lower back or lumbar region, called a lumbar puncture. You will usually be positioned on your side while your doctor inserts a hollow needle into your back. A small sample of spinal fluid will be collected, or medication will be injected. If large amounts of spinal fluid need to be removed, a lumbar drain, or thin tube, may be inserted in place of the needle. Following the procedure, the needle or drain will be removed, and the puncture site is closed and covered with a bandage.