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The Neurosurgical Spine Center

The Johns Hopkins Neurosurgical Spine Center is dedicated to relieving pain, restoring function, and implementing treatments (including minimally invasive spine procedures) for a range of neurologic conditions affecting the spine, including:

Our team creates highly individualized treatment plans for each patient. In the event that your surgeon recommends an operative procedure, you can trust the world-renowned specialists at Johns Hopkins to get the best results possible--the first time. That means getting back to your life sooner, with less risk of enduring disability or repeat procedures.

Dr. Larry Lo

Dr. Lo Joins Neurosurgical Spine Center

The Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery and the Neurosurgical Spine Center welcome neurosurgeon Sheng-fu (Larry) Lo, M.D., M.H.S.

Dr. Sheng-fu Larry Lo is a neurosurgeon specializing in primary and metastatic tumors of the spinal column, sacral tumors, spinal cord tumors, disorders of spinal alignment and degenerative spine disease. 

His research focuses on understanding the biology and clinical outcomes of spinal tumors, and new surgical procedures and innovative technology to improve patient safety and spinal fusion. His research has received numerous awards including the Neurosurgery Chairman’s Award for Improving Patient Safety.

 Read more.

In the News

The Carnegie Center for Surgical Innovation is facilitating a unique synergy between neurosurgeons and students of biomedical engineering. Together, they are finding new ways to make spine surgery safer and more effective. Read more.

Find a Location

The Neurosurgical Spine Center Team has treatment locations at:

  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD (Get directions)
  • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, MD (Get directions)
  • Johns Hopkins Health Care & Surgery Center in Lutherville, MD (Get directions)
  • Johns Hopkins Health Care & Surgery Center in Bethesda, MD (Get directions)

Featured Patient Stories

Susan, smiling after successful chordoma surgery

Chordoma: Susan's Story

A busy, active woman with no previous health problems, Susan was diagnosed with a rare spine tumor called a chordoma. She consulted with Dan Sciubba, M.D. and entrusted him to perform the intricate surgery. From her surgeons and anesthesiologist to her nurses, technologists and other professionals, a well-coordinated team ensured the best possible result for Susan before, during, and after her operation.

Read Susan's story.


Robotic Spine Surgery | Harriott’s Story

After living with severe back pain caused by a fall that further injured her degenerative spine, Harriott sought the help of Johns Hopkins spine neurosurgeon Nicholas Theodore. Watch how Dr. Theodore used a new robotic surgical approach for the first time in the U.S. to secure her spine and eradicate her pain.

Complex Spinal Reconstruction | Danica’s Story

After a fall, 9-year-old Danica was left with metal rods, which had been implanted years before to stabilize her spine and had broken in the accident, floating dangerously close to her brain stem. Danica and her family traveled from Ohio to Johns Hopkins to receive life-altering, complex reconstruction surgery from Neurosurgical Spine Center Director Nicholas Theodore, M.D. Danica is now able to ride a bike for the first time ever.


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Maryland Patients

Learn how to request an appointment with or refer a patient to the Neurosurgical Spine Center at Johns Hopkins. You may direct additional questions or follow up with one of our office coordinators at 410-955-4424.

Adult Neurology: 410-955-9441
Pediatric Neurology: 410-955-4259
Adult Neurosurgery: 410-955-6406
Pediatric Neurosurgery: 410-955-7337

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