Our Approach to Brachial Plexus Surgery
Johns Hopkins experts are renowned for surgical treatment of brachial plexus injuries. Our team is skilled in assessing each patient and determining if and when surgery is appropriate.
You will benefit from our multi-specialty approach, with insights from specialists in neurology, neurosurgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and orthopaedics.
Re-connecting the two ends of a severed nerve if it's still viable
Bridging the gap left by an injured nerve with a new nerve taken from either a donor or elsewhere in your body.
Rerouting a portion of a healthy nerve to an injured one
Relieving pressure on an otherwise healthy nerve caused by scar tissue
Using a healthy tendon from another part of the body to restore function to a paralyzed tendon
Replacing atrophied muscle with new tissue from a different part of your body
Brachial Plexus Surgeons
Our specialized brachial plexus surgeons are leaders in their field, performing a high number of procedures each year.
Bronwyn Slobogean, P.A.
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.