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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 area of specialization is neurosurgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, laminectomy, and spinal cord injuries. Dr. Sharan is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and Hartford Hospital, Dr. Sharan attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , deep brain stimulation (DBS)

All Interests: Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Lower Back Problems, Laminectomy, Craniotomy, Spine Tumor, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Tsao-Wei Liang's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He has a special interest in parkinson's disease and deep brain stimulation (DBS). Dr. Liang 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. Patient reviews placed Dr. Liang at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , deep brain stimulation (DBS)

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 specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include parkinson's disease and deep brain stimulation (DBS). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Kremens is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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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 specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Spindler include blepharospasm, multiple system atrophy (MSA), and parkinson's disease. She is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Spindler takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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

Dr. H. Goldman specializes in neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldman include vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), carpal tunnel surgery, and deep brain stimulation (DBS). He is affiliated with Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Goldman honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Jacobi Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. He has received distinctions including 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, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Cyberknife Radiosurgery, Brain Surgery, Minimally ... (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 physician who specializes in neurosurgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: brain injury rehabilitation, skull base surgery, and brain cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Dr. Chen takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Chen studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is conversant in Mandarin.

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