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Dr. Nicholas Theodore, MD

Neurological Spine Surgery ·  Male · Age 55

Dr. Theodore

Dr. Nicholas Theodore, MD is a neurological spine surgery specialist in Baltimore, MD and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Georgetown Univ. School of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in neurological spine surgery, neurosurgery, and more.


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(410) 955-4424

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Dr. Theodore's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Myelopathy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Theodore treats Myelopathy more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Theodore treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Myelopathy
Spinal Fusion
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Theodore performs Spinal Fusion more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Theodore performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Scoliosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Theodore treats Scoliosis more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Theodore treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar

Dr. Theodore's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Spine Deformities
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • 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
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trauma Neurosurgery
  • Traumatic Spine Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

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 for the treatment of our patient's neurological conditions. As a patient at The Johns Hopkins...

Specialties

  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Trauma Surgery
  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
National Naval Medical Center
Residency Hospital
National Naval Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1991
Georgetown Univ. School of Medicine
Medical School
Weill Cornell Medical College
Undergraduate School
1991

Languages

  • Greek
  • English

Awards

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

Dr. Theodore's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Theodore

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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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Dr Theodore is an excellent surgeon and is very patient explaining all the options. He has a great manner and is kind and considerate
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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!
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I would highly recommend Dr. Theodore. Thank you Dr. T for all you've done!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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