We found 12 providers with an interest in hydrocephalus near Charlotte, NC.

Dr. Benjamin Rix Brooks, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1010 Edgehill Road North
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Benjamin Brooks' area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Brooks performed his residency at Boston Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Brooks include brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Brooks has received the distinction of Best Doctors, Castle Connelly Medical Ltd. He is affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center - Mercy.

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All Interests: Headache, Electromyography, Head Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Bell's ... (Read more)

Dr. Elena K Bravver, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
1010 Edgehill Road N
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Elena Bravver works as a neurophysiologist, neurologist, and neuromuscular medicine specialist in Charlotte, NC. Her areas of expertise include brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Bravver accepts Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of Samara State Medical University and a graduate of Hartford Hospital's residency program. She speaks Russian. Her professional affiliations include Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation and Carolinas Medical Center (CMC).

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All Interests: Headache, Electromyography, Head Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Bell's ... (Read more)

Dr. Sanjay Shyam Iyer, MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Neurology
1010 North Edgehill Drive; Department of Neurology
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Sanjay Iyer sees patients in Charlotte, NC. His medical specialties are osteopathic manipulative medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His clinical interests include brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. He is professionally affiliated with Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation and Carolinas Medical Center (CMC). Dr. Iyer is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Medical College of Georgia, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. In addition to English, Dr. Iyer (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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All Interests: Headache, Head Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Bell's Palsy, Parkinson's ... (Read more)

Dr. Jill Marie Conway, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1010 Edgehill Road North
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Jill Conway specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Conway speaks French. Clinical interests for Dr. Conway include brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. She is professionally affiliated with Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Conway trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Conway has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Conway is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Headache, Electromyography, Head Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Bell's ... (Read more)

Dr. Martin McMillan Henegar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
225 Baldwin Avenue
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Martin Henegar is a pediatric neurosurgery specialist. In his practice, Dr. Henegar focuses on hydrocephalus, complex spine surgery, and brain tumor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Carolinas Medical Center - Mercy, Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville, and Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Henegar attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Henegar is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Hydrocephalus, Complex Spine Surgery, Spine Problems, Endoscopy, Brain Tumor

Dr. Danielle Elizabeth Englert, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1010 Edgehill Road N; Cmc Department of Neurology
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Danielle Englert is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. These areas are among her clinical interests: brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. She is professionally affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center (CMC). Dr. Englert's education and training includes medical school at the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). She accepts Medicare insurance.

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Dr. John Scott Story, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
1010 Edgehill Road North
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. J. Story works as a neurophysiologist and neurologist in Charlotte, NC. His clinical interests include brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Story honors Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He has received the distinction of Charlotte Magazine Top Doctor. Dr. Story is professionally affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center (CMC).

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Dr. Kenneth Leslie Shauger, MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Neurology
1010 Edgehill Road; Department of Neurology
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Kenneth Shauger's areas of specialization are osteopathic manipulative medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease); he sees patients in Charlotte, NC. His areas of expertise include the following: migraine, myasthenia gravis, and electromyography (EMG). He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Dr. Shauger performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Shauger (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Shauger is affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center (CMC).

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Dr. Charles Scott McLanahan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
225 Baldwin Avenue
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. C. McLanahan's medical specialty is pediatric neurosurgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in spasticity and hydrocephalus. His patients gave him an average rating of 1.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. McLanahan honors Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital, and Carolinas Medical Center - Mercy.

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All Interests: Hydrocephalus, Spasticity

Dr. Urvi Gautam Desai, MD
Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology, Sleep Medicine
1350 S Kings Drive
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Urvi Desai's areas of specialization are neuromuscular medicine, neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), and sleep medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Desai include brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Desai is affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center - Mercy, Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville, and Carolinas Medical Center-University. Dr. Desai obtained Dr. Desai's medical school training at Medical College Baroda and performed Dr. Desai's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Desai accepts Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Jerry Clinton Martin, MD
Specializes in Vascular Neurology
1010 Edgehill Road N; Department of Neurology
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Jerry Martin practices vascular neurology. Clinical interests for Dr. Martin include brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Martin takes Medicare insurance. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. Dr. Martin is professionally affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center (CMC).

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Amy Henderson Kelly, MS
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
225 Baldwin Avenue
Charlotte, NC
 

Ms. Amy Kelly specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology and practices in Charlotte, NC. Her areas of expertise include craniotomy, neurosurgery, and chiari malformation. Ms. Kelly is professionally affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Craniotomy, Neurosurgery, Chiari Malformation, Hydrocephalus, Brain Tumor

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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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