Team-Based Care

At Johns Hopkins patients receive collaborative care generated from the sharing of expertise from multiple specialties.

Schwannoma Tumor: Roderick Ball's Medical Journey

Roderick Ball Jr. and his family came to Johns Hopkins to have the tumor-which had grown through his abdomen, lower back and spinal column-treated. Treatment involved multiple surgeries, with the goal of reducing the tumor while preserving Roderick's functions.

Roderick Ball Infographic describing the areas where he had surgery

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Teamwork Removes an "Inoperable" Tumor

Sofia presented with double vision and was soon told by doctors in Boston she had an inoperable, malignant skull base tumor, and her family brought her to Johns Hopkins where experts from the Departments of Otolaryngology and Neurosurgery worked together to remove the tumor.

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