Comprehensive adult hydrocephalus diagnosis
Excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and resulting hydrocephalus manifests in many ways including memory loss, dementia, unsteady gait and incontinence. With multiple possible causes, our multidisciplinary team uses leading-edge diagnostics to define tailored treatments to restore balance and clarity of thinking.
Endoscopic Treatment Options
For patients with structural blockages of CSF particularly those with colloid cysts, pineal tumors and aqueductal stenosis, minimally invasive, endoscopic surgery is often the best treatment option. Most patients treated in this way can avoid placement of shunts, often used with other approaches.
Cerebrospinal Fluid Aberrations
Patients with any cerebrospinal fluid dysfunction, including Chiari malformations, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, intracranial hypotension, and spontaneous CSF leaks can benefit from our diagnostic techniques and multidisciplinary approach for symptom relief. Whether too much or too little CSF, our team can handle your situation.
Get a Second Opinion
If you live in the United States outside Greater Los Angeles or are living abroad, our physicians can promptly review your imaging studies and other tests, and provide a recommendation on treatment options.Contact us today to schedule a consultation
Meet Dr. Garni Barkhoudarian
Dr. Barkhoudarian is the Co-Director Pituitary Disorders Center, Neurosurgery; Director, Adult Hydrocephalus Center; Director, Facial Pain Center; Chief, Radiosurgery Program; Director, JWCI / PNI Microdissection Anatomy Laboratory. He is a…