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Minimally invasive discectomy is as effective as open discectomy for improvement of leg pain
A meta-analysis published in The Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine shows that, contrary to a recently published randomised controlled trial, minimally invasive discectomy for the relief of leg pain in patients with lumbar radiculopathy provides equivalent long-term outcomes to open discectomy.

Wall Street Journal
Paralysis Research Breakthrough Points to Combination Treatments
Daniel Sciubba, an assistant professor of neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University, says drugs preventing programmed cell death, for example, might eventually be combined with rehab, stimulation and even stem-cell therapy to promote regeneration.

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Contemplating Back or Spine Surgery?

Dr. Daniel Sciubba, MD, discusses a new generation of therapies for back and neck pain that are less invasive and more effective.

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Neck and Back Pain: Felice Dorman's Story

Felice Dorman lived with neck pain for years. Surgery by spine surgeon Dr. Ziya Gokaslan from Johns Hopkins Department of Neurosurgery allowed her to now live a pain-free life. Watch her story and learn about the multidisciplinary team offering relief to back pain sufferers.

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Dr. Moreau's Story: Spine Tumor Surgery

Diagnosed with an ependymoma spinal cord tumor, Dr. Louis Moreau sought treatment at The Johns Hopkins Neurosurgical Spine Center. Watch him return to Hopkins to share his experience with medical students.

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Intraoperative CT at Johns Hopkins Bayview

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center is the first hospital in Maryland with a dual-room intraoperative CT scanner and image-guided surgery system for neurosurgery. Having imaging capabilities in two of our operating rooms has a positive effect on our patient outcomes by improving safety, decreasing infections and lowering the risks of complications. The intraoperative CT (iCT) and image-guided surgery system create unmatched surgical vision and precision, allowing surgeons to see things others cant see during complex brain, spine and trauma surgeries.

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Comparing Surgical Approaches to Treat Spinal Synovial Cysts

Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon, Ali Bydon, MD discusses his study comparing outcomes from various surgical approaches to excise symptomatic intraspinal juxtafacet cysts.

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Spinal Synovial Cyst Resection

Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon, Ali Bydon, MD, narrates and performs a spinal synovial cyst resection.

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Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)

Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon, Ali Bydon, MD, narrates as he performs an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) procedure. An ACDF procedure is performed to treat a damaged disc in the neck area of the spine.

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Minimally Invasive Lumbar Discectomy

Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon, Ali Bydon, MD, describes a minimally invasive lumbar discectomy procedure.

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AV Fistula Repair Procedure

Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon, Ali Bydon, MD, performs and describes a spinal cord AV fistula repair procedure.

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Intradural Spinal Cord Tumor Removal

Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon, Ali Bydon, MD, describes the procedure as he removes an intradural spinal cord tumor.

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Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumor Surgery

Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon, Ali Bydon, MD, performs the removal of an intramedullary spinal cord tumor.

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Collaborations in Discovery
Relieving pain, and paying it forward
After two years of struggling with increasing pain and weakness in her legs that made walking an ordeal, a spine surgery patient asked her trusted regular doctor, a Johns Hopkins School of Medicine graduate, what he’d recommend. He suggested heading to his alma mater for treatment.

NeuroNow
Back - to the future
Risheng Xu and Ali Bydon test hardware used in spine surgeries using a machine that twists and bends cadaver spines repeatedly to simulate long-term wear.

Johns Hopkins Bayview
JUST IN TIME: Spine surgery eliminates pain and restores activity
GETTING BACK IN THE SADDLE: How spine surgery helps patients walk again

 

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Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Neurosurgical Spine Center are developing new surgical techniques to remove chordomas.

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