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Trigeminal Neuralgia Center

The Trigeminal Neuralgia Center at Johns Hopkins provides comprehensive care and a full range of treatment options to patients suffering from this debilitating condition. Dr. Michael Lim and a team of uniquely specialized surgeons work together with the goal of diagnosing trigeminal neuralgia, addressing the pain quickly and optimizing patients' quality of life.

Trigeminal Neuralgia: What You Need to Know

  • Trigeminal neuralgia is a facial pain condition, characterized by episodes of sharp, shooting electrical pain to one side of the face.
  • Our team treats hundreds of patients for this condition annually.
  • The Center offers a variety of medical and surgical treatment options to address each individual patient.
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Patients' Experiences

Pennsylvania Man Gets Treatment for Incapacitating Pain

Doctors disagreed on what was wrong with Kim Pace, 59, whose searing facial pain was making his life unbearable. Worse yet, none could offer a solution. Neurosurgeon Michael Lim of the Johns Hopkins Trigeminal Neuralgia Center performed the complex surgery that gave Mr. Pace relief and hope. Read more in this article from The Washington Post.

Trigeminal Neuralgia Surgery | Michelle's Story

Michelle's debilitating facial pain from trigeminal neuralgia prevented her from working, speaking with friends and family, and simple pleasures like cooking and cycling with her husband. Watch as her life has turned around following microvascular decompression surgery by Dr. Michael Lim.

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Maryland Patients

To request an appointment or refer a patient, please contact the Johns Hopkins Trigeminal Neuralgia Center at 443-997-1808.
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Adult Neurology: 410-955-9441
Pediatric Neurology: 410-955-4259
Adult Neurosurgery: 410-955-6406
Pediatric Neurosurgery: 410-955-7337


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