Dr. Marmarou is Director of Research for the Division of Neurosurgery
at Virginia Commonwealth University's Medical College of Virginia
If you click on his name on this webpage, you will find out more about him:
Clicking on "contact us" on the left-hand side of the page, will take
you to an email form and other contact details.
"If you would like more information, or to schedule an appointment, please contact:
Ms Adell Sargent, Division of Neurosurgery, Box 980631, Richmond,
Virginia 23298-063 Tel: (804) 828-9165 or Virginia Godsey Tel: (804)
As well as all the information available by clicking the links on that
page, you may also find these other webpages of interest:
"If detected at at an early stage, NPH can be treated surgically by
placing a shunt or valve into the ventricle and draining the excess
cerebrospinal fluid into the peritoneal cavity or belly where it will
be absorbed. With the FDA approval of the adjustable shunt,
neurosurgeons at VCU can adjust the pressure used to drain the excess
fluid externally; thus, eliminating the need for multiple operations.
Drs. Young and Marmarou are seeing amazing results with this diagnosis
and treatment method. Many patients assumed to be senile are now
leading healthy, productive, independent lives."
Here's an article about "a study now underway by the Medical College
of Virginia aiming to determine just how many nursing home patients
diagnosed with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, or other forms of dementia
are actually suffering from treatable and reversible NPH" involving
Dr. Marmarou and his colleague Dr. Harold Young
I hope this will be helfpul to your uncle, but please let me know if I
can clarify anything.
Best Wishes to both of you - Leli
Alzheimer's doctor OR dr nph
doctor OR dr Marmarou