Dr. Nicholas Theodore, MD

Neurological Spine SurgeryMaleAge 58

Dr. Theodore
Accepting new patients

Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery

600 N WOLFE ST Baltimore, MD 21287

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(410) 955-1708

Dr. Nicholas Theodore, MD is a Neurological Spine Surgery Specialist in Baltimore, MD. He is affiliated with medical facilities Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Theodore to book an appointment.

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Dr. Theodore's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Brain Abscess
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Spine Deformities
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Trauma Neurosurgery
  • Traumatic Spine Disease
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Theodore accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna HMO
Aetna PPO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
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Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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Dr. Theodore's Reviews

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4.3

Based on 53 ratings

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I saw Dr. Theodore for another opinion regarding the numbness and tingling in both hands I was experiencing after an auto accident. Previous surgeons had not picked up on the severity of one of my symptoms and had not impressed on me the need to have surgery. Dr. Theodore thoroughly answered all my questions and his office even put me in contact with a former patient who had a similar operation so I could prepare for my surgery. I felt as though I was in extremely capable hands. His office stayed in communication with me before and after surgery and promptly answered my inquires. The morning of my operation, Dr. Theodore put me at ease, and I was surprisingly calm as I went into surgery. He continues to provide exceptional care and is a compassionate physician. I highly recommend Dr. Nicholas Theodore. In my opinion, he is the BEST!!
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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  • Long wait times
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Oct 30, 2021
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Dr. Theodore and I met to discuss pain created by my scoliosis. He was well-prepared for our meeting having already thoroughly reviewed my MRI, was friendly and kind, and provided clear recommendations as to how to proceed. I trust Dr. Theodore implicitly and value the medical expertise he provided.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Feb 24, 2021
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I went to Dr Theodore for lower lumbar and cervical pain. He and his staff performed cervical fusion and 6 weeks later he relieved the spinal stenosis that was causing my back pain. He was very friendly and treated me like i was a friend not a patient. The only problem I have is he left Phoenix and no longer practices here. He's a great surgeon.
What went well
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Ray Beauregard Sr – Jan 11, 2021
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Dr. Theodore did back surgery on me about 6 years ago. He is a very skilled physician. This during his time in Phoenix.
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Jerry Bergene – Nov 12, 2020
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Dr. Theodore performed surgery on me this week to remove a cyst pressing against my lower spinal column. The pressure from the cyst was causing consistently severe and almost debilitating pain from my lower back through my foot. Dr. Theodore and his neurosurgical staff did an outstanding job of removing the cyst, and had me up and around within two days, and taking short walks within four days. His professionalism and demeanor gave me both confidence and comfort, going into and recovering from the operation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Oct 10, 2020
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Dr. Theodore has given me my life back. I visited multiple neurosurgeons, all of them considered at the top of their field yet none would touch me and all recommend I leave the tumor alone. We drove 2 days to see Dr. T looking for a miracle. He spent an hour with me and we scheduled my surgery. Long story short, he has given me my life back. 8 years of severe chronic pain COMPLETELY GONE and mobility that I had lost is back. He and his team will forever be my heroes . From his assistant, the residents, the PAs and Nurses, I could not have asked for a better experience. Highly, highly recommend!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tom – Jun 12, 2020
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I went in for a hyperhidrosis surgery and woke up with a heart surgery. Nerve damage for the rest of my life. Every night i have nightmares from this guy.
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Apr 10, 2019
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Dr Theodore is an excellent surgeon and is very patient explaining all the options. He has a great manner and is kind and considerate
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Baltimore , MD – Mar 04, 2019
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I was at the point where I could barely move or walk. Dr. Theodore to the rescue! His team are nothing short of super heroes! Special thanks to his P.A. and office manager for always being so considerate and going the extra mile!! What I life changer!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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MD – Nov 28, 2018
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Dr. Theodore and his team treated me like a king. I underwent a laminectomy and experienced immediate improvement. Dr. Theodore thoroughly prepared me. I had total confidence in his skills from the very beginning. I was not disappointed. Equally important to me was how I was treated. The hospital and its staff are second to none. After surgery, Dr. Theodore made himself available to me via email and even called me personally about a question I had. I highly recommend Dr. T. He’s the best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dave Jones in Grasonville , MD – Oct 26, 2018
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continue my review-I had to wait a couple of months before surgery because Dr. Theodore is in such high demand. I understood that. HE IS THE BEST. His level of expertise far exceeds other neurosurgeons. He has over 200 patents to his credit in the area of neurosurgery. Also read the article titled Mica's Miracle on the internet. As you can tell I am totally sold on Dr. Theodore. When I woke up after my surgeries I HAD NO PAIN. ASK DR THEODORE ABOUT IT.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Debra Brooks in SC – Aug 23, 2018
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I was referred to Dr. Theodore for a second opinion, and he disagreed with another neurosurgeon's review of my imaging, stating "the buck stops with me." Yes, he actually said that. He was very condescending, and clearly annoyed with my questions. This man undeniably thinks he is God. All of the accolades appear to have gotten to his head because he is insufferable, even for the five minutes of time I saw him. Not only will I not see him, but I recommend that everyone else steer clear unles
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jun 12, 2018
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I was under the assumption my case had been reviewed, prior to flying out to Baltimore from Denver to be evaluated. Instead, once I got there I was told there is no clear cause of my pain and they'd like to monitor the lesions in my spine, recommended ESI's and nerve pain treatments, however denied my pain was coming neurogenic sources. I asked too many questions and was "too argumentative" apparently; as I was discharged from a "professional" relationship with JH per the letter I just received.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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JCH in Denver, CO – May 31, 2018
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Very unusual bedside manner: on one hand gregarious but speaks so rapidly it might as well be in Greek, not pausing to allow for questions from patient and family. Impossible to obtain an operative report from him or JH, leaving patient and family wonder what actually occurred during surgery and, most importantly, who actually performed the surgery-- Dr Theodore or a non-board certified JH student such as a resident! Based on the bad results of the surgery, it is suspected it was the latter!
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Mar 18, 2018
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I would highly recommend Dr. Theodore. Thank you Dr. T for all you've done!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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B.T.M. in Arlington, VA – Sep 27, 2017
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Met with Dr. Theodore and his team at Hopkins - he came highly recommended from a close family friend. Couldn't be happier with my care and his bedside manner.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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M.B. in Baltimore, MD – Sep 21, 2017
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I felt like Dr. Theodore addressed my condition very thouroughly. His approach was conservative and I felt very comfortable with his recommendations. He put me at ease and was very reassuring. I saw him at Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery in Baltimore, MD though-not in AZ.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dover, DE – Jun 07, 2017
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Rude, condescending, un-compassionate to say the least. Says he wouldn't do the surgery if I didn't think I could help you, and then the surgery doesn't help. Then says let's do a fusion - I wouldn't do a fusion if I didn't think it would help you. Trust him - no way.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Sandy A. in Queen Creek, AZ – Feb 15, 2016
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I have neurofibromatosis, a condition that has no real treatment and back in May of 2015 I was hospitalized with a tumor that cover my 1-4th vertebrae. By the time I went into the NICU for surgery I had already lost the ability to walk and use my hands and arms. I was resigned with the possibility that I would be a quadriplegic, but at St. Josephs, Dr Theodore performed surgery and I've recovered and am ability to do the things I thought I'd never be able to do again.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Briana in Avondale, AZ – Feb 03, 2016
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Would not want to go to any other neuro surgeon. He's the best in every way: before, during and after surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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John M Price in Chandler, AZ – Jan 08, 2016
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Care Philosophy

At Johns Hopkins, we put our patients first. We are committed to treating our patients with compassion and to providing innovative and sound medical options...Read more

Biography

Nicholas Theodore is an American neurosurgeon and researcher at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is known for his work in...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Trauma Surgery
  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgery

Education

2001
Barrow Neurol Inst/St Josephs Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Barrow Neurol Inst/St Josephs Hosp
Residency Hospital
1995
National Naval Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1992
National Naval Medical Center
Internship Hospital
Weill Cornell Medical College
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Greek

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Neurological Surgery Teacher of the Year award - St. Joseph's Academic Affairs, 2013
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 2001

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Dr. Theodore frequently treats Myelopathy, Spinal Fusion, and Low Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Theodore treats.

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Locations

Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery

Johns Hopkins University School of Medic600 N WOLFE ST Baltimore, MD 21287
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Barrow Brain and Spine

Barrow Neurosurgical Associates Ltd.2910 N 3rd Ave Phoenix, AZ 85013
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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Baltimore, MD

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Baltimore, MD

83% Patient Experience Rating, 14% higher than the national average

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)