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KarayanMD, Neurologist (MD)
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Experience:  Board Certified Neurologist with Subspecialty in Clinical Neurophysiology. Private Practice.
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My husband is deteriorating with NPH he is 71 and has many

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my husband is deteriorating with NPH he is 71 and has many other ailments, a brain stem stroke 10 years ago, High blood pressure, Afib, spinal fusion of 7 of his spinal vertebrae
incontinence and gait disturbance and well as bad hip in need of replacement. His MRI shows quite wide ventrecals. Is there anyway he could find a neurosurgeon who could help
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  KarayanMD replied 1 year ago.

Hi. Thanks for your question. Sorry to hear about your husband.

Expert:  KarayanMD replied 1 year ago.

Can you tell me what city you live in, or what big city you are near?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
boston
Expert:  KarayanMD replied 1 year ago.

Was the neurosurgeon affiliated with any academic medical center?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
our internist is with Emerald physicians on Cape Cod but he needs a Boston neurologist I believe the MRI was read by Shield MRI and sent to Dr Shakelford at Emerald Physicians.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Dr Cantu looked at him but I was not ok with him very cold not any ideas of what we could do. I will take a bad answer but I need to know we have really exhausted all the tests for any idea.
Expert:  KarayanMD replied 1 year ago.

OK. Thanks for the information. I would refer you to the Adult Hydrocephalus Program at BWH (Brigham and Women's Hospital). They have neurosurgeons and a comprehensive approach to addressing NPH.

Expert:  KarayanMD replied 1 year ago.

Their phone number for new patients is(###) ###-####

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thank you so much do I need to just call them?
Expert:  KarayanMD replied 1 year ago.

Yes, looking at their website it looks like you would just need to call in the morning to make an appointment and get more information. I am confident they will be able to help your husband.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Many thanks we will be in touch with them
Expert:  KarayanMD replied 1 year ago.

You are welcome. Good luck.

Expert:  KarayanMD replied 1 year ago.

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