Peripheral nerves are those located outside of your brain and spinal cord. When there is something wrong with peripheral nerves in some part of the body, it interrupts the signals between the brain and spinal cord and that part of the body.
The decision to repair a peripheral nerve disorder through surgery is one that may be quite complex, depending on the type of problem, the severity of the pain, the severity of neurological symptoms associated with the problem, and how well other kinds of treatment have worked.Play Video:
Facebook Live: Latest Treatment Options for Peripheral Nerve and Spinal Cord Injuries
Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Sami Tuffaha discusses the latest treatments for brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injuries, and how these surgical approaches are now being used to improve upper extremity function in patients with spinal cord injury.
Why choose Johns Hopkins?
Our reconstructive surgeons bring experience and expertise in peripheral nerve disorders, as well as knowledge of the most effective and innovative techniques available. Surgery for peripheral nerve disorders requires not just a skilled and experienced surgeon but also a team of doctors and nurses.
Our experts in peripheral nerve disorders are devoted to providing quality and attentive patient care. From the first consultation to the final check-up, our reconstructive surgeons make themselves available and accessible to patients and their families.
Our Specialty Centers
The Peripheral Nerve Center
Some peripheral nerve conditions do not require surgery. Learn more about the Peripheral Nerve Center, which excels in diagnosis and medical treatment of peripheral nerve disorders and can provide a surgical referral if necessary.
Peripheral Nerve Surgery Center
Drawing on the expert medical talent at Johns Hopkins, our physicians collaborate with their colleagues in other disciplines to offer specialized surgical treatment for nerve conditions.