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We found 6 providers with an interest in deep brain stimulation and who accept Gold Navigate Plus 1500 near Philadelphia, PA.

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

Dr. Ashwini Sharan's specialty is neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Sharan include back pain, laminectomy, and spinal cord injuries. Dr. Sharan is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals and Hartford Hospital. Dr. Sharan is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , deep brain stimulation (DBS)

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

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

Dr. Tsao-Wei Liang is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Liang include parkinson's disease and deep brain stimulation (DBS). He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Liang attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Liang is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Parkinson's Disease, Deep Brain Stimulation

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

Dr. Daniel Kremens sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Kremens's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In his practice, he is particularly interested in parkinson's disease and deep brain stimulation (DBS). He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kremens is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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All Interests: Parkinson's Disease, Deep Brain Stimulation

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

Dr. Meredith Spindler is a neurologist in Philadelphia, PA. Her areas of clinical interest consist of blepharospasm, multiple system atrophy (MSA), and parkinson's disease. Her professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Before completing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Spindler attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , deep brain stimulation (DBS)

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

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

Dr. H. Chen is a neurosurgeon. His clinical interests include brain injury rehabilitation, skull base surgery, and brain cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chen is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Chen trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chen's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , deep brain stimulation (DBS)

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 specialist in neurosurgery. He has a special interest in vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), carpal tunnel surgery, and deep brain stimulation (DBS). Dr. Goldman is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Hospital. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Jacobi Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Goldman has received include Julian Marsh Faculty Scholar; Distinguished Service Award Medical Student Traineeship in Clinical Pharmacology; and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , deep brain stimulation (DBS)

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.