Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Treatment at Augusta University Health
Caused by the build-up of fluid on the brain, normal pressure hydrocephalus, or NPH, usually affects older people. The syndrome is characterized by disordered voluntary movement, incontinence, and dementia.
NPH has often been overlooked or dismissed without treatment because of the difficulty in accurately diagnosing the condition and the perception that neurosurgical interventions posed high risk. However, the Augusta University Comprehensive Epilepsy Program in Augusta, GA. has become a leader in diagnosing and treating NPH.
Augusta University's NPH Program Offers:
- A coordinated team of NPH specialists that includes physicians, neurologists and neurosurgeons
- Accurate NPH diagnosis through complete physical and neurological examinations, diagnostic lumbar puncture, CT scans and MRIs
- Physical therapists who specialize in treating patients with NPH
- Catheter drainage of cerebral spinal fluid
- Surgical interventions by highly skilled neurosurgeons
Helpful Links The NPH Puzzle
Meet Our Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Specialist:
John R. Vender, MD
Request an online appointment now or call our Scheduling Center today at 706-721-4581 or toll free at 800-736-CARE (2273).