We found 30 providers matching spinal puncture and who accept Medicare near New York, NY.

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

Dr. Jonathan Goldstein's areas of specialization are neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Goldstein has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of hemifacial spasm, blepharospasm, and myasthenia gravis. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Goldstein attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for his residency. Dr. Goldstein (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He 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)

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

Dr. Erin Manning's medical specialty is neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among Dr. Manning's clinical interests: neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases) and sports neurology. She is affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery. She is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and more. Dr. Manning attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. In addition to English, Dr. Manning (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Electromyography, Sports Neurology, Intraoperative Monitoring, Neuromuscular Disorders, Nerve ... (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. Before performing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Shankman attended New York Medical College for medical school. His areas of expertise include musculoskeletal interventions, spinal puncture (spinal tap), and epidural steroid injection. Dr. Shankman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis. Dr. Shankman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Firelands Regional Medical Center, Maimonides Medical Center, and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal puncture (spinal tap)

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

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

Dr. Walter Molofsky is a pediatric neurology specialist. Dr. Molofsky is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include bell's palsy, brain aneurysm, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Magellan Health Services, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Guardian are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Molofsky takes. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Molofsky performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors and NY Magazine Best Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Molofsky is affiliated with Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Mount Sinai Roosevelt.

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

Dr. Adilia Hormigo sees patients in New York, NY. Her medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Her clinical interests encompass spinal cord tumor, lumbar puncture, and brain tumor. Dr. Hormigo honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Dr. Hormigo (or staff) is conversant in 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

Dr. Gloria Chia-Yi Chiang, MD
Specializes in Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
525 East 68th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Gloria Chiang's areas of specialization are neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology; she sees patients in New York, NY. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Chiang performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $289
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $88
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. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Dr. Chazen obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $290
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $88
Dr. Apostolos John Tsiouris, MD
Specializes in Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
525 East 68th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. A. Tsiouris sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialties are neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology. In addition to English, Dr. Tsiouris (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Tsiouris's clinical interests: brain aneurysm, MRI angiogram (MRA), and traumatic brain injury. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Tsiouris attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Tsiouris include: Phi Beta Kappa, The Johns Hopkins University and Alpha Omega Alpha, Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $290
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $88
Dr. Michael Hutchinson, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
345 E. 37th Street; Suite 320
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Hutchinson practices neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in New York, NY. His areas of expertise include hemifacial spasm, migraine, and multiple sclerosis (MS). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hutchinson accepts the following insurance: Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. His practice 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)

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

Dr. Bruce Zablow practices vascular & interventional radiology, neuroradiology, and diagnostic radiology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Zablow is in-network for Amerigroup, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Zablow trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $286 - $390
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $87 - $125
Dr. Amish Harish Doshi, MD
Specializes in Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
1176 5th Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Amish Doshi is a New York, NY physician who specializes in neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. These areas are among his clinical interests: brain aneurysm, biopsy, and MRI angiogram (MRA). Dr. Doshi is an in-network provider for Most Insurance Plans, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Medicare insurance. He has received distinctions including 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $301
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $88
Dr. Susan Crystal Shin, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1468 Madison Avenue; Annenberg Building, 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Susan Shin's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: bell's palsy, hemifacial spasm, and migraine. She takes Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Shin is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Shin speaks Korean. She is affiliated with Sinai Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Hemifacial Spasm, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Myositis, Dermatomyositis, Electrodiagnostic Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexander G 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. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Khandji attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Khandji 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) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Russian. Dr. Khandji is professionally affiliated with 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 44
  • Charge (avg.): $465
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $88
Dr. Maryna Skliut, MD
Specializes in Neurology
10 Union Square - Pacc, Floor 5 Room D; 10 Union Square
New York, NY
 

Dr. Maryna Skliut practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in New York, NY. She has indicated that her clinical interests include lumbar puncture and botulinum toxin injection. She obtained her medical school training at Minsk State Medical Institute and performed her residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Skliut average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Skliut takes Medicare insurance. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Botulinum Toxin Injection, Lumbar Puncture

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 in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Gidwani graduated from the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. 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)

Dr. Rupendra Swarup, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1000 10th Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Rupendra Swarup practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Swarup include brain aneurysm, myasthenia gravis, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Amerigroup Medicaid, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Doppler Ultrasound, Transcranial Doppler, MRI, Hydrocephalus, Subdural ... (Read more)

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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.

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