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Your Healthcare Team

Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

You’ll work with a variety of healthcare professionals as you pursue shunt therapy for yourself or your family member.

This team will likely include the following medical professionals:

  • A neurologist familiar with shunt therapy will determine if shunt therapy is the right choice
  • A neurosurgeon who has experience with shunt therapy will perform the procedure to implant the shunt
  • A team of other clinicians such as physician assistants and/or nurses will assist the neurosurgeon throughout the entire process

Part of the healthcare team’s job is to make sure you are made as comfortable as possible during the treatment. Always ask them to explain if there’s something you don’t understand. Also, make sure to tell them of any concerns you may have regarding the procedure or follow-up treatment.

Remember: Get the best treatment results by actively participating in discussions with members of your healthcare team.

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.