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

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

Dr. Steven Shankman's areas of specialization are musculoskeletal radiology and diagnostic radiology. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Shankman's 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. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shankman (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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. 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 neurologist. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include bell's palsy, brain aneurysm, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Molofsky's professional affiliations include Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Molofsky attended Yale School of Medicine, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Molofsky highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Magellan Health Services, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Guardian, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Molofsky include: New York Super Doctors and NY Magazine Best Doctors. Dr. Molofsky's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Headache, Tension Headache, Spina Bifida, Bell's Palsy, Seizure Disorders, Chronic Migraine, ... (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 areas of specialization are neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She has indicated that her clinical interests include neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases) and sports neurology. She is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Manning attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Manning completed a residency program at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Manning (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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)

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

Dr. Jonathan Goldstein practices neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise include hemifacial spasm, blepharospasm, and myasthenia gravis. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Goldstein is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Goldstein attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Goldstein (or staff) speaks 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. Adilia M Hormigo, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1 Gustave L Levy Place
New York, NY
 

Dr. Adilia Hormigo is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Hormigo is especially interested in spinal cord tumor, lumbar puncture, and brain tumor. She honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. For her professional training, Dr. Hormigo completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Hormigo (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French.

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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 is a specialist in neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology. His areas of expertise include MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khandji accepts. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Khandji has received the following distinctions: 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 languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Khandji's practice is open to new patients.

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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
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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 medical specialist in neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His clinical interests include hemifacial spasm, migraine, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Patient ratings for Dr. Hutchinson average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hutchinson is an in-network provider for Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. 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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Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
4802 10th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Bruce Zablow works as an interventional radiologist, neuroradiologist, and diagnostic radiologist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Zablow studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He honors MultiPlan, Fidelis, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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
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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 specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in New York, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: myocarditis, diagnostic bronchoscopy, and heart attack. He is affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Gidwani studied medicine at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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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. Razvan Florin Buciuc, MD
Specializes in Interventional Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
4802 10th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Razvan Buciuc is an interventional neuroradiologist and diagnostic radiologist. He accepts MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy for medical school and subsequently trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $225
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $90
Dr. Gloria Chia-Yi Chiang, MD
Specializes in Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
525 East 68th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Gloria Chiang works as a neuroradiologist and diagnostic radiologist in New York, NY. She takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Chiang trained 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's specialties are neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. Dr. Chazen 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.

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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 is a neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology specialist. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Tsiouris performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has a special interest in brain aneurysm, MRI angiogram (MRA), and traumatic brain injury. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Phi Beta Kappa, The Johns Hopkins University and Alpha Omega Alpha, Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Dr. Tsiouris (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is professionally 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $290
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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. Dr. Doshi has a special interest in brain aneurysm, biopsy, and MRI angiogram (MRA). He accepts 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. He has received distinctions including NY Times Superdoctors Rising Star and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Doshi has an open panel.

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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
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Dr. Susan Crystal Shin, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1468 Madison Avenue; Annenberg Building, 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Susan Shin is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Shin's areas of expertise include the following: bell's palsy, hemifacial spasm, and migraine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition to English, Dr. Shin speaks Korean. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

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

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

Dr. Rupendra Swarup specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Swarup include brain aneurysm, myasthenia gravis, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). He is in-network for Amerigroup, Amerigroup Medicaid, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. He trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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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