Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) Patient Support Group

Join us for our semi-annual normal pressure hyrocephalus (NPH) support group for patients and their families.

At this meeting, you will hear from Jefferson Chen, MD, director of neurotrauma and associate clinical professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery, who will lead the discussion and answer your questions. You’ll also have the opportunity to interact with other patients and their families through workshops and talks. We hope to see you there. 


To register for the support group, call 714-456-6966 or email

About UC Irvine Health NPH team

The NPH team is dedicated to the development of clinical pathways that help guide you through the process of diagnosis and surgery. Our neurosurgery team is the only one in Orange County to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to chart the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the brain and any unusual buildup. We are also the only neurosurgery team in Orange County that uses ShuntCheck III, a non-invasive device that allows our physicians to assess shunt function.

Once the diagnosis has be made, our highly skilled NPH team, led by Dr. Jefferson Chen, uses minimally invasive surgical techniques to insert a shunt that drains excess fluid from the brain. Our involvement with the perioperative home team allows us to facilitate anesthetic care and optimize medical condition prior to and after surgery.