Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leak

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.

Curable cause of chronic headache

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

Spreading the Word

Online patient forum provides platform for program director to share his extensive knowledge with those who need it most.

Wouter I. Schievink, MD, Director, Cedars-Sinai CSF Leak Program
Director

Wouter I. Schievink, MD

CSF Leak patient Beth Johnson cooking dinner with her partner Char Schnepf in New Mexico.

Thanks to the CSF Leak Program, New Mexico resident Beth Johnson is back on her feet after a CSF leak surgical repair—living the life she loves, without the pain of positional headaches.