Patients at the Peripheral Nerve Surgery Center benefit from our collaborative approach, drawing on the expert medical talent at Johns Hopkins. Many nerve injuries and disorders are first recognized by neurologists, neuromuscular specialists and orthopedists. Through this collaboration with their expert colleagues in other disciplines to share information, we can deliver highly specialized care our world-renowned medical institution is known for.
Conditions We Treat
Our team treats a variety of peripheral nerve conditions, including brachial plexus injury, paralysis after a spinal cord injury and nerve injury following spine surgery. Our areas of focus include:
Including carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, meralgia paresthetica, tarsal tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome and foot drop
Including all types of nerve damage such as injuries to the brachial plexus, spinal accessory nerve and other nerves throughout the body
Spine and Nerve Tumors
Including malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNST), neurofibromas and schwannomas
Pediatric Nerve Injuries
Including brachial plexus birth injury (Erb's palsy and Klumpke's palsy), acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), transverse myelitis and traumatic injury
How do I know if surgery is right for me?
Our surgeons consider a variety of factors when deciding which treatment is best for you. Here are some questions to discuss with your doctor:
When did the injury occur?
Older injuries are still treatable, but options may be limited.
What symptoms are you experiencing?
Symptoms can help define the extent and location of the injury.
How much of the nerve is damaged?
Longer areas of damaged nerves take more time to heal.
What outcomes are possible?
Innovative, evidence-based techniques ensure realistic but impactful results.
Dr. Allan Belzberg | 2022 Innovation in Medicine Award
In recognition of his innovative approaches to surgical tumor removal, Dr. Allan Belzberg has received the 2022 Innovation in Medicine Award from the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Watch to learn more about Dr. Belzberg's work with the foundation and hear from some of his grateful patients.
An Innovative Approach to Nerve Repair | Santi’s Story
Complex, Two-Day Schwannoma Spinal Tumor Removal | Anita’s Story
Neurofibromatosis (NF) Tumor Surgery | Hannah's Story
Latest Treatment Options for Peripheral Nerve Injuries
Plastic and reconstruction surgeon Sami Tuffaha, M.D., discusses the latest treatments for brachial plexus and other peripheral nerve injuries.
DREZ Procedure | Christina's Story
Christina, a 54-year-old Michigan native, was involved in a motorcycle accident that resulted in amputations, nerve damage and severe, uncontrollable pain caused by a brachial plexus injury. She sought the help of peripheral nerve surgeon Allan Belzberg, who peformed a dorsal root entry zone (DREZ) procedure to pinpoint the specific nerves causing Christina's pain.