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Brain Tumor Center Patient Stories

With thousands of neurosurgeries performed each year– our patients have access to the most highly specialized care available. See the personal stories shared by our brain tumor surgery patients. View all stories.

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Acoustic Neuroma: Ted's Story

Ted Klitus was diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma — also known as a vestibular schwannoma — and turned to Johns Hopkins to have the tumor removed. Ted’s biggest concern was damage to the facial nerve, a potential side effect of the operation. With surgery led by neurosurgeon Michael Lim, M.D., Ted got back to his life and work, with his smile intact. Read his story.

Spine Center Patient Stories

While each patient’s treatment experience is unique, we hope that by sharing these spine surgery stories, you will see why people come to Johns Hopkins for world-renowned, individualized care. View all stories.

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Chordoma: Susan's Story

Susan, a busy, active woman with no previous health problems, was shocked to be diagnosed with a rare spine tumor called a ch ordoma. Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Daniel Sciubba and a well-coordinated team helped her face the challenging surgery to address it. Read her story.

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Complex Spinal Reconstruction: Danica's Story

Diagnosed with a chiari malformation and atlas assimilation as a toddler, Danica underwent surgery at a very young age to prevent further damage to her brain and spine. But when the internal support structure broke, it threatened her life.

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Cerebrovascular Surgery Patient Stories

Our comprehensive team of cerebrovascular specialists including neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists and neurologists, is dedicated to providing the best care and outcomes to our patients with cerebrovascular disorders. View all stories.

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Aneurysm: Brianna's Story

California teenager Brianna Atkins faced the reality of a life-threatening brain aneurysm with little hope for treatment options. Alexander Coon, M.D., of Johns Hopkins used an innovative, minimally invasive flow diversion approach that gave Brianna the chance to lead a normal life.

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Aneurysm: Laurie's Story

When Laurie Jean Cannady faced surgery for a brain aneurysm, it felt like more than she could handle. But she found the options she needed, thanks to neurosurgeon Geoff Colby and an innovative new procedure.

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Epilepsy Surgery Patient Stories

Surgery for epilepsy may sound drastic, but operative procedures may offer lasting relief for seizures that can't be controlled with medications. See how experts at the Johns Hopkins Epilepsy Center offer hope to patients with challenging seisures.

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Epilepsy Surgery: Jeannie's Story

Jeannie had seizures that couldn't be controlled by medication. Specialists from Johns Hopkins' Epilepsy Center performed surgery on the part of her brain where the seizures originated, and fifteen months later, Jeannie is seizure-free and enjoying life.

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Functional Neurosurgery Patient Stories

People diagnosed with movement disorders such as dystonia and Parkinson’s disease, and conditions like epilepsy may benefit from surgery. Watch to see why patients seek the expertise of Johns Hopkins neurologists and neurosurgeons.

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Michelle's Story

Michelle's debilitating facial pain from trigeminal neuralgia prevented her from enjoying even simple pleasures. See how microvascular decompression surgery performed by Dr. Michael Lim gave Michelle her life back.

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Pediatric Neurosurgery Patient Stories

With a team of internationally recognized pediatric neurosurgeons – our pediatric patients have access to the latest treatments available as well as compassionate family-centered care. View all stories.

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Connor's Story

Four-year-old Connor said his arm kept falling asleep. Doctors found that he was having seizures caused by a benign brain tumor. Connor’s family shares their experience with pediatric neurosurgeon, Dr. Edward Ahn.

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