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Dr. Raul A Rodas, DO
Specializes in Neurosurgery
755 Stirling Center Place
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Raul Rodas' specialty is neurosurgery. Dr. Rodas is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rodas honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
200 N Mangoustine Avenue
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Burry's area of specialization is neurosurgery. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Burry honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Burry attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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All Interests: Compression Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Spinal Stenosis, Stroke, Hematoma, Tumor, Cysts, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rafael Allende, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
200 N Mangoustine Avenue
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Allende is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Allende is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Pothen Cherian Koruth, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
758 N Sun Drive; Street #104
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Pothen Koruth works as an internist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Koruth takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Koruth is a graduate of Calicut Medical College.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
758 North Sun Drive; Suite 104
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Farideh Zadeh is an internist in Lake Mary, FL. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zadeh completed her residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She is conversant in Persian. She is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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What is Hydrocephalus?

Normally, the brain is bathed in a liquid called cerebrospinal fluid. This fluid cushions and nurtures the brain cells as it flows around and through the brain. Sometimes, cerebrospinal fluid does not get reabsorbed into the body properly, or a blockage in the brain can stop it from flowing. This causes a buildup of pressure called hydrocephalus. This condition affects a wide range of people, but it is much more prevalent among infants and older adults. Left untreated, hydrocephalus can cause uncomfortable symptoms, such as headaches and blurred vision, and eventually may cause brain damage.

Hydrocephalus is most often treated with an implanted device called a shunt. A shunt is a long, thin tube that is used to drain excess fluid. One end is placed within the brain. The tube runs under the skin, along the neck behind the ear, and to another part of the body where the fluid can be reabsorbed. Most often this is the abdomen, but the chest or other areas can also be used. Shunts have a valve that allows doctors to monitor and control the pressure within the brain. Insertion of a shunt is a surgical procedure that takes one to two hours. Incisions are made in the head and the abdomen, and the shunt is threaded into place before the openings are stitched closed.

In cases where hydrocephalus is caused by a blockage, a procedure called endoscopic third ventriculostomy, or ETV, may be performed. During this procedure, a surgeon makes a dime-sized hole in the skull and uses a thin tube with a camera on the end (called an endoscope) to see inside the brain. The surgeon punctures a hole in the floor of the third ventricle, a fluid-filled space within the brain. The hole provides an opening for cerebrospinal fluid to flow around the blockage, normalizing pressure. The entire procedure usually takes less than an hour and patients can often go home the following day. ETV can provide a permanent and safe alternative to a shunt, but it is only useful for patients whose hydrocephalus is caused by a blockage.

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