Hydrocephalus in Miami, FL
WeMind Institute specializes in pediatric neurological care, as well as treatment for headaches and migraines, testing for ADHD, and children with autism. We offer diagnostic services for pediatric hydrocephalus for children who live in Miami, Doral, the greater Miami area, and the surrounding areas of Florida.
What is Hydrocephalus?
Hydrocephalus, also known as water on the brain, is a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid collects around the brain. Under normal conditions, the brain absorbs the fluid, but children who have too much of the fluid will develop deposits of fluid. Hydrocephalus may develop in the womb or in the early childhood years. Adults may also develop the condition.
How Much Does Treatment for Hydrocephalus Cost?
WeMind Institute accepts most medical insurances for hydrocephalus treatment. Our patient coordinator reviews your coverage and explains any out-of-pocket costs that you may incur, such as co-payments, deductibles, and co-insurance.
What is Fluid on the Brain?
Fluid on the brain is a common way of describing an excess of cerebrospinal fluid around the brain.
What Are Excess Brain Fluid Symptoms?
The signs of hydrocephalus may not be recognized by many parents. A child’s head may grow larger or faster compared to other children the same age. The pressure that is placed on the brain by the excess fluid can also cause gastrointestinal upset, including vomiting, as well as headaches.
What Causes Hydrocephalus in Babies?
The two primary causes of hydrocephalus in children is a blockage of the ventricles through which the fluid passes or abnormalities that limit the amount of fluid that is absorbed into the blood. Imaging tests can help determine the cause of hydrocephalus in children.
How is Hydrocephalus in Children Treated?
The goal of treatment for hydrocephalus is to reduce the amount of fluid around the brain. This may be accomplished by placing a shunt in the ventricle or performing an endoscopic procedure.
Why Choose WeMind Institute for Pediatric Neurology Treatment?
WeMind Institute works with children from birth to approximately 22 years old. Dr. Vasconcellos is a board-certified neurologist who specializes in pediatric neurology and headache medicine for families in Miami, Doral, the greater Miami area, and the surrounding communities in Florida. We also specialize in pediatric headaches and migraines, testing for ADHD, and working with children who have autism. WeMind Institute is known for offering the QbTest to diagnose ADHD, and we link parents with supplemental community programs for children with neurological disorders, including scholarships and school programs.
Dr. Elza Vasconcellos is a board-certified neurologist who specializes in pediatric neurology and headache medicine for families in Miami, Doral, the greater Miami area, and the surrounding communities in Florida. Contact us today to learn more about our pediatric hydrocephalus services and schedule an appointment.