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.
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.
Spinal Cord Tumor (Schwannoma): Aaron's story
Aaron, an avid runner from Delaware, was diagnosed with a spinal cord tumor pressing on his nerves. Surgery was necessary, but the risks were high. Spine neurosurgeon Ali Bydon met with Aaron and together they chose a strategy.
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.
Stroke: Amy's Story
At just 47 years old, Amy wasn't expecting a stroke would leave her unable to identify or communicate with her own family members. Dr. Rafael Llinas helped her get the diagnosis and treatment she needed.
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.
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.
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.
Trigeminal Neuralgia: Michelle's Story
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.
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.