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

Dr. Walter Molofsky's specialty is pediatric neurology. Dr. Molofsky's areas of expertise include bell's palsy, brain aneurysm, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Magellan Health Services, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Guardian are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Molofsky honors. Dr. Molofsky studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Molofsky trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and NY Magazine Best Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Molofsky's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Steven Shankman's specialties are musculoskeletal radiology and diagnostic radiology. His areas of expertise include musculoskeletal interventions, spinal puncture (spinal tap), and epidural steroid injection. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shankman honors. Dr. Shankman 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. Dr. Shankman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. Dr. Shankman is professionally affiliated with Firelands Regional Medical Center and 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. 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. He has a special interest in MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). Dr. Khandji's hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Penn State Hershey Medical Center for residency. Dr. Khandji takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Khandji's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: MRI

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $465
  • Medicare Cost: $88
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Dr. Adilia M Hormigo, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1 Gustave L Levy Place
New York, NY
 

Dr. Adilia Hormigo's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Hormigo (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and French. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hormigo include spinal cord tumor, lumbar puncture, and brain tumor. Her residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She takes several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Hormigo is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Lumbar Puncture, Spinal Cord Tumor, Brain Tumor

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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, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Hutchinson's clinical interests include hemifacial spasm, migraine, and multiple sclerosis (MS). The average patient rating for Dr. Hutchinson is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. Dr. Hutchinson attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. 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, Diagnostic Radiology
4802 10th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Bruce Zablow is a specialist in vascular & interventional radiology, neuroradiology, and diagnostic radiology. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Zablow is an in-network provider for MultiPlan, Fidelis, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with 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 medical specialist in neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Manning include neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases) and sports neurology. Dr. Manning is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Manning (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. She is 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. Jonathan Miles Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
535 E 70th Street; Department of Neurology
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jonathan Goldstein is a physician who specializes in neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. In Dr. Goldstein's practice, he is particularly interested in hemifacial spasm, blepharospasm, and myasthenia gravis. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Goldstein studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Goldstein (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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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 practices neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology in New York, NY. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE. Dr. George graduated from the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. He is professionally 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 is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: myocarditis, diagnostic bronchoscopy, and heart attack. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Gidwani is a graduate of the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. He 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. Gloria Chia-Yi Chiang, MD
Specializes in Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
525 East 68th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Gloria Chiang is a neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology specialist. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. She takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chiang attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency.

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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 medical specialist in interventional neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology. His education and training includes medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Buciuc accepts 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 is a neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology specialist. 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 medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Eshkar's training includes a residency program at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Eshkar (or staff) speaks 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 is a neuroradiologist and diagnostic radiologist in New York, NY. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Dr. Chazen is professionally 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 specializes in neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology and practices in New York, NY. He has indicated that his clinical interests include brain aneurysm, biopsy, and MRI angiogram (MRA). He is in-network for Most Insurance Plans, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Doshi is accepting new patients. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Doshi include: NY Times Superdoctors Rising Star and New York Rising Stars.

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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. Apostolos John Tsiouris, MD
Specializes in Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
525 East 68th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. A. Tsiouris works as a neuroradiologist and diagnostic radiologist. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Tsiouris include brain aneurysm, MRI angiogram (MRA), and traumatic brain injury. Dr. Tsiouris honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Phi Beta Kappa, The Johns Hopkins University and Alpha Omega Alpha, Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Dr. Tsiouris (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: MRI, Traumatic Brain Injury, Brain Aneurysm, Heart Problems, Spine Problems, MRI Angiogram, Stroke

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $290
  • Medicare Cost: $88

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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.