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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 works as a pediatric neurologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include bell's palsy, brain aneurysm, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Molofsky is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Guardian. Dr. Molofsky graduated from Yale School of Medicine, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Molofsky completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and NY Magazine Best Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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 specialist in musculoskeletal radiology and diagnostic radiology. In Dr. Shankman's practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal interventions, spinal puncture (spinal tap), and epidural steroid injection. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Shankman attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Shankman (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. He 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 practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in New York, NY. She has a special interest in spinal cord tumor, lumbar puncture, and brain tumor. Dr. Hormigo honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Her residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Hormigo (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and French. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Lumbar Puncture, Spinal Cord Tumor, Brain 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's specialties are neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology. He practices in New York, NY. He has indicated that his clinical interests include MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, Dr. Khandji performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Penn State Hershey Medical Center. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Khandji (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Russian. Dr. Khandji's hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: MRI

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $465
  • Medicare Cost: $88
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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's areas of specialization are neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease); he sees patients in New York, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: hemifacial spasm, migraine, and multiple sclerosis (MS). He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hutchinson at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hutchinson accepts the following insurance: Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare. He is open to new patients.

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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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Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology
4802 10th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Bruce Zablow specializes in vascular & interventional radiology and neuroradiology. Dr. Zablow takes MultiPlan, Fidelis, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His 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. Erin Elizabeth Manning, MD
Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
535 E 70th Street; Department of Neurology
New York, NY
 

Dr. Erin Manning is a specialist in neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Manning (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Manning's areas of expertise include the following: neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases) and sports neurology. She is affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery. She is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Manning trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. She honors Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

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

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

Dr. Jonathan Goldstein is a neurologist and neuromuscular medicine specialist. Dr. Goldstein's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of clinical interest consist of hemifacial spasm, blepharospasm, and myasthenia gravis. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Goldstein's education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Goldstein (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He is 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 is a neuroradiologist and diagnostic radiologist in New York, NY. Dr. George is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. George attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. He is affiliated with NYU Radiology Associates.

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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 sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He graduated from the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. These areas are among his clinical interests: myocarditis, diagnostic bronchoscopy, and heart attack. Dr. Gidwani accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Gidwani is professionally 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. 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's medical specialty is neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Chiang is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chiang takes. She obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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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 an interventional neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology specialist in Brooklyn, NY. He attended Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and then went on to complete his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is in-network 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. Noam Simon Eshkar, MD
Specializes in Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
423 East 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Noam Eshkar works as a neuroradiologist and diagnostic radiologist. Dr. Eshkar's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and JFK Medical Center. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Eshkar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Cantonese, and Hindi.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $347
  • Medicare Cost: $86
Dr. Jospeh Levi Chazen, MD
Specializes in Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
525 East 68th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Chazen specializes in neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology and practices in New York, NY. He accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Chazen 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 practices neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Doshi include brain aneurysm, biopsy, and MRI angiogram (MRA). Dr. Doshi is in-network for Most Insurance Plans, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Medicare insurance. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Doshi has received the following distinctions: NY Times Superdoctors Rising Star and New York Rising Stars. He is accepting new patients.

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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 works as a neurologist in New York, NY. Her areas of clinical interest consist of lumbar puncture and botulinum toxin injection. Dr. Skliut has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at Minsk State Medical Institute. Dr. Skliut completed her residency training at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Botulinum Toxin Injection, Lumbar Puncture

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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.