We found 7 providers with an interest in deep brain stimulation and who accept Gold Navigate Plus 1500 near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Daniel Erik Kremens, JD, MD
Specializes in Neurology
909 Walnut Street; 2nd Floor, Cob Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Kremens' area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is especially interested in parkinson's disease and deep brain stimulation (DBS). Dr. Kremens honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kremens is professionally affiliated with Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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All Interests: Parkinson's Disease, Deep Brain Stimulation

Dr. Ashwini Dayal Sharan, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
909 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ashwini Sharan's specialty is neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sharan include back pain, laminectomy, and spinal cord injuries. Dr. Sharan takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and Hartford Hospital. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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All Interests: Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Herniated Disc, Spinal Cord Stimulation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Meredith Ann Spindler, MD
Specializes in Neurology
330 South 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Meredith Spindler is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: blepharospasm, multiple system atrophy (MSA), and parkinson's disease. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Spindler accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Spindler is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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All Interests: Movement Disorders, Tourette Syndrome, Lewy Body Dementia, Deep Brain Stimulation, Huntington's ... (Read more)

Dr. Tsao-Wei Liang, MD
Specializes in Neurology
909 Walnut Street; 2nd Floor, Cob Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Tsao-Wei Liang is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Liang a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of parkinson's disease and deep brain stimulation (DBS). He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Liang has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Liang is professionally affiliated with Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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All Interests: Parkinson's Disease, Deep Brain Stimulation

Dr. Chengyuan Wu, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
909 Walnut Street; 2nd Floor, Cob Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Chengyuan Wu sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Bryn Mawr, PA. His medical specialty is neurosurgery. In his practice, Dr. Wu focuses on deep brain stimulation (DBS). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry.

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All Interests: Deep Brain Stimulation

Dr. Han-Chiao Isaac Chen, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
3400 Spruce Street; 3rd Floor, Silverstein Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. H. Chen's area of specialization is neurosurgery. He speaks Mandarin. Clinical interests for Dr. Chen include brain injury rehabilitation, skull base surgery, and traumatic brain injury. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Dr. Chen obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Meningioma, Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Epilepsy Surgery, Brain Cancer, Traumatic Brain Injury, ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard Warren Goldman, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
3 Cooper Plaza; Suite 411
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. H. Goldman is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. Dr. Goldman's areas of expertise include vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), carpal tunnel surgery, and deep brain stimulation (DBS). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS. Before performing his residency at Jacobi Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Goldman attended New York Medical College for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Julian Marsh Faculty Scholar; Distinguished Service Award Medical Student Traineeship in Clinical Pharmacology; and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Goldman is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Physicians and Cooper University Hospital.

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All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Robotic Stereotactic ... (Read more)

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What is Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)?

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a procedure performed to help treat neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy. Electrode leads are surgically implanted in the brain and connected to a device, called a neurostimulator (deep brain stimulator), that is placed underneath the skin (subcutaneously). The deep brain stimulator can send electrical signals through the electrodes to your brain to restore normal rhythms, or it can block electrical signals in specific areas of the brain to restore functioning. Although not a cure, DBS can treat symptoms of movement disorders such as pain and tremor when medication fails to work.

DBS surgery may be completed in one operating session, but it is more commonly performed in two parts. In the first stage of the procedure, your surgeon will map targets in your brain using CT or MRI imaging to determine where to place the electrodes. Then, by drilling holes into your skull, your surgeon will place the electrodes into specific areas in your brain. The holes will be closed, and you will require 1-2 days to recover in the hospital. After about two weeks, you will undergo another surgery to have the deep brain stimulator implanted. The stimulator is usually placed under the skin around the collarbone, chest, or abdomen, and it will be connected to the DBS electrodes through a subcutaneous wire. No component of the DBS system will be visible from outside. Following stimulator implantation, you may need to recover in the hospital for 1-2 days.

Within 2-4 weeks of your operation, your doctor will program the stimulator using a wireless device. You will work with your doctor to determine the most effective settings for the stimulator during follow-up visits. You will be given a handheld device so that you can turn the stimulator on or off and adjust its settings yourself. Your stimulator may have a rechargeable battery, in which case you will be given a charging unit. Stimulator batteries generally need to be replaced in 3-5 years.

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