We found 21 providers with an interest in hydrocephalus and who accept United Healthcare Plans near Brooklyn, NY.

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Mark M. Souweidane
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology
525 East 68th Street, Starr Pavilion; 651
New York, NY
 

Dr. Mark Souweidane works as a pediatric neurosurgeon and pediatric neuro-oncologist. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include cleft lip and palate, spinal cord tumor, and second opinions. Dr. Souweidane's professional affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Souweidane's training includes a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Souweidane include: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Second Opinions, Endoscopic Surgery, Brain Cancer, Back Problems, Laser Surgery, Neck Problems, ... (Read more)

Michael G. Kaplitt
Specializes in Oncology, Neurosurgery
525 East 68th Street Starr; Pavilion 651
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Kaplitt works as an oncologist and neurosurgeon in New York, NY. Dr. Kaplitt (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French. His areas of expertise include the following: tremors, parkinson's disease, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medicine. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Kaplitt attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. Dr. Kaplitt has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hydrocephalus, Epilepsy Surgery, Parkinson's Disease, Surgical Procedures, Neurosurgery, Spinal ... (Read more)

Jeffrey P. Greenfield
Specializes in Oncology, Pediatric Neurosurgery
525 East 68th Street, Starr Pavilion; 651
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield's specialties are oncology (cancer care) and pediatric neurosurgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Greenfield's areas of expertise include the following: spinal cord tumor, second opinions, and spasticity. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Greenfield has received professional recognition including the following: Attending Teaching Award, House Staff, Weill Cornell Medical College; Distinguished House Staff Award, New York Weill Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council; and Shulman Award for Outstanding Resident Presentation, National Pediatric Section, AANS. His professional affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Second Opinions, Neuroendoscopy, Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion, Surgical Procedures, Spine ... (Read more)

Caitlin Hoffman, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Other, Pediatric Neurosurgery
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite 4e, Nypbmh Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Caitlin Hoffman, who practices in New York, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and Bayside, NY, is a medical specialist in oncology (cancer care) and pediatric neurosurgery. Dr. Hoffman's areas of expertise include the following: neurosurgery, chiari malformation, and arteriovenous malformation (AVM). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Hoffman is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Hydrocephalus, Epilepsy Surgery, Craniosynostosis, Neurosurgery, Arteriovenous Malformation, Chiari ... (Read more)

Dr. Dimitris G Placantonakis, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
423 East 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Dimitris Placantonakis is a neurosurgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Placantonakis include leptomeningeal disease, hydrocephalus, and pituitary adenoma. He is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Health Care System and NYU Langone. Dr. Placantonakis obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars.

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All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Brain Cancer, Pituitary Adenoma, Lower Back Problems, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Michael Shepherd, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
660 1st Avenue; 1st Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Timothy Shepherd practices neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shepherd include back pain, sciatica, and bone biopsy. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Radiology Associates. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shepherd honors. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Shepherd has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars.

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All Interests: Nerve Block, Sciatica, Spine Problems, Back Pain, Injuries, Hydrocephalus, Bone Biopsy, Nerve ... (Read more)

Dr. Athos Patsalides, MD
Specializes in Interventional Neuroradiology
156 William Street; 12th Floor, Lower Manhattan
New York, NY
 

Dr. Athos Patsalides' medical specialty is interventional neuroradiology. He is a graduate of the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Patsalides completed a residency program at Georgetown University Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Patsalides's clinical interests: brain aneurysm, carotid artery stenting, and stroke. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patsalides takes. He has received distinctions including JT Rutherford Fellow of the American College of Radiology; Outstanding presentation in Head and Neck Radiology", American Society of Neuroradiology; and New York Super Doctors. He is conversant in Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Hydrocephalus, Vascular Malformations, Vertebroplasty, Brain Aneurysm, Carotid Artery ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry Michael Czeisler, MD
Specializes in Neurology
530 1st Avenue; Hcc - Suite 5a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Barry Czeisler's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Czeisler include subarachnoid hemorrhage, myasthenia gravis, and stroke. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Czeisler honors. Dr. Czeisler is affiliated with NYU Langone.

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All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Hydrocephalus, Traumatic Brain Injury, Myasthenia Gravis, Neurocritical ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew J.L.R. Dawson, MD
Specializes in Neurology
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite 4a, Nypbmh Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Dawson works as a neurologist in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Dawson's areas of expertise include myasthenia gravis, facial pain, and aneurysm. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He takes Amerigroup, Coventry, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Dawson attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese.

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All Interests: Facial Pain, Electrodiagnostic Testing, Brain Cancer, Neuromuscular Disorders, Fibromyalgia, Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Alon Y Mogilner, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
530 1st Avenue; Suite 8s
New York, NY
 

Dr. Alon Mogilner practices neurosurgery in New York, NY and Great Neck, NY. Dr. Mogilner's clinical interests include migraine, dystonia, and gamma knife radiosurgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mogilner accepts. Dr. Mogilner graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone.

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All Interests: Facial Pain, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Migraine, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Tourette Syndrome, Spine ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
1000 10th Avenue; Suite 5g-80
New York, NY
 

Dr. Saadi Ghatan is a New York, NY physician who specializes in pediatric neurosurgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Ghatan average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ghatan's areas of expertise include spinal cord tumor, craniotomy, and seizure disorders. Amerigroup, Amerigroup Medicaid, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ghatan honors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Washington School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Ghatan has received the following distinction: Top Doctors Castle Connolly New York Metro Area. He speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Seizure Disorders, Brain Cancer, Craniotomy, Arteriovenous ... (Read more)

Dr. Sandra L Forem, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
530 1st Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Sandra Forem's specialty is pediatric neurology. Clinical interests for Dr. Forem include migraine, spasticity, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Forem is affiliated with NYU Langone. Before performing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Forem attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. Dr. Forem has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Migraine, Learning Disabilities, Movement Disorders, Attention Deficit ... (Read more)

Dr. Ariane K Lewis, MD
Specializes in Neurology
550 1st Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ariane Lewis is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in New York, NY. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Her areas of expertise include brain aneurysm, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and stroke. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lewis accepts. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone.

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All Interests: Hydrocephalus, Traumatic Brain Injury, Brain Abscess, Brain Aneurysm, Neurocritical Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. David H Harter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
317 E 34th Street; 10th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Harter's specialty is pediatric neurosurgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Harter's areas of expertise include the following: spinal cord tumor, spinal deformity, and gamma knife radiosurgery. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Harter is affiliated with NYU Langone.

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All Interests: Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Spinal Deformity, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neurosurgery
Ambulatory Pavilion; 25-20 30th Avenue, 5th Floor
Long Island City, NY
 

Dr. Raymund Yong's area of specialization is neurosurgery. These areas are among Dr. Yong's clinical interests: growth hormone (GH) test, laminectomy, and craniotomy. He takes Amerigroup, Amerigroup Medicaid, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia, Dr. Yong attended the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Yong has an open panel.

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All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Meningioma, Aphasia, Hydrocephalus, Subdural Hematoma, Growth Hormone Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Martin Zonenshayn, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
501 Sixth Street; Suite #1-j
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Martin Zonenshayn is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Dr. Zonenshayn attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for residency. Dr. Zonenshayn's areas of expertise include the following: parkinson's disease, facial pain, and hydrocephalus. Dr. Zonenshayn accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. Dr. Zonenshayn (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Yiddish, and Russian. Dr. Zonenshayn is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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All Interests: Facial Pain, Meningioma, Hydrocephalus, Brain Cancer, Parkinson's Disease, Back Problems, Carpal ... (Read more)

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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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