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Appointments and Referrals

Requesting an Appointment

We want to be sure we are prepared for your visit by reserving the appropriate amount of time and consulting beforehand with colleagues who may be able to assist. Before we schedule an appointment, please upload your MRI (no more than six months old). Please do not send the original films to us — bring them during your appointment if possible.

Upload your MRI.

After we receive your imaging report, a neurosurgeon from our team will review your records (this process takes approximately one week). Then, our medical coordinators will call to inform you of the results and, if indicated, schedule you with the appropriate provider.

You may ask questions or follow up with an office coordinator by calling 410-955-4424. If you reach our voicemail system, we will return your call as soon as possible.

Preparing for an Appointment

We ask that you take some time to download and complete our questionnaire to the best of your knowledge. This questionnaire will allow the doctor to get to know more about you, your medical condition, your family and your lifestyle. We ask that you fill out this form before your visit, and bring it with you during the appointment. The questionnaire is confidential and will be kept as part of your medical record.

Download the questionnaire.

Your Guide to Spine Surgery

Your Johns Hopkins spine surgery team is here to help with all aspects of your procedure, from planning through recovery. This guide is a handy reference, outlining what you can expect and how your family and friends can support your healing process.

Download the guide PDF based on the hospital where you are scheduled to have the surgery:

Referring a Patient

If you are a physician and want to refer a patient for a surgical evaluation, please fax a recent MRI or CT scan report to 410-502-3399. One of our specialists will review it and call you back within 48 hours to schedule an appointment. (If that doesn’t happen, please call us at 410-955-4424 to confirm that we received your fax.)

Physicians interested in transferring an inpatient to The Johns Hopkins Hospital for a neurosurgical spine issue can call the Johns Hopkins Access Line (HAL) 24/7 at 800-765-5447. HAL allows outside physicians to consult with a physician in any Johns Hopkins Health System department.


Appointment Locations

When you schedule a consultation for your spine issue, you will meet with one of our neurosurgeons for an initial evaluation at one of these clinics.

Surgery Locations

If spine surgery is needed, it will be performed in a state-of-the-art operating unit in one of our hospitals.

Johns Hopkins Hospital front entrance at dusk

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

1800 Orleans Street
Baltimore, MD 21287

Bayview Medical Center front entrance

Johns Hopkins Bayview

4940 Eastern Ave
Baltimore, MD 21224

Suburban Hospital front entrance

Suburban Hospital

8600 Old Georgetown Rd.
Bethesda, MD 20814

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