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Patient Stories

Learn more about our patients’ experiences by watching the videos of their stories.

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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Meningioma brain tumor: Jill’s story

Hollywood stunt woman, Jill, found out that she had a large benign convexity meningioma crowding her brain after an accident on the job. Jill recounts why she travelled from her home in Los Angeles to Baltimore to receive treatment from Dr. Alessandro Olivi.


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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Spinal cord tumor: Dr. Moreau's Story

Watch Dr. Louis Moreau, who was diagnosed and treated for an ependymoma spinal cord tumor, share his experience with spine surgeon Dr. Ziya Gokaslan.


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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Ruptured brain aneurysm: Dr. Olachi Mezu's Story

Patient Dr. Mezu suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm while traveling. After another hospital wanted to discharge her, she turned to Dr. Judy Huang.


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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Dystonia and Deep Brain Stimulation: Jeffrey’s Story

After being diagnosed with the movement disorder, dystonia, Jeffrey had deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery at Johns Hopkins to manage his symptoms and enhance his quality of life. His care was provided by neurologist, Dr. Zoltan Mari and neurosurgeon, Dr. Frederick Lenz.


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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Benign brain tumor: 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.


#1 in Neurology and Neurosurgery in the U.S. for Four Consecutive Years

US News and World Report Best HospitalsThe Johns Hopkins Hospital ranked #1 in the nation in 2013 and is the only hospital in history to be ranked #1 for 21 years in a row by U.S. News & World Report.


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