CSF Leak Program

The CSF Leak Program at the Cedars-Sinai Department of Neurosurgery provides highly specialized care to patients struggling with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak. In severe cases, this hard-to-identify condition can lead to debilitating positional headaches due to intracranial hypotension. Led by CSF leak and intracranial hypotension expert, Wouter I. Schievink, MD, the program is dedicated to advancing diagnostic techniques and perfecting treatment options.

Spontaneous CSF Leak

Treating CSF Leak

Curable cause of chronic headache

Wouter I. Schievink, MD, discusses symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis for patients.

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Patient Story

New Mexico woman back on her feet after CSF leak surgical repair

Thanks to the CSF Leak Program, Beth Johnson is back to living the life she loves, without the pain of positional headaches.

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