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From easy second opinions to help with referrals, find out what you need to do to see a specialist at Barrow.

Experts When You Need Answers

Finding the right doctor can be daunting—especially when it comes to caring for your brain and spine. That’s why Barrow Second Opinion is vastly different from the second opinion programs offered at many other destination medical centers. Because most insurance plans don’t cover second opinions, we offer a flat, transparent, and affordable fee of $100 up front.

We also believe that, as a potential patient, you deserve to know which of our physicians is reviewing your records and providing your opinion. As part of this commitment, we provide you with a list of our participating neurosurgeons on this page (see below). We also include the name and office contact information for the neurosurgeon who reviews your case in the event you have additional questions or would like to schedule a formal consult.

Finally, and most importantly, we understand that neurological disorders and the prospect of having neurosurgery can make you anxious for answers to your questions. That is why we’re committed to providing you with answers—and peace of mind—just 7 to 10 business days after receipt of your medical records and imaging through our no-hassle, completely digital portal.

We offer Barrow Second Opinion programs for the following conditions:

  • Acoustic neuromas
  • Aneurysms, AVMs, cerebrovascular surgery, or carotid artery surgery
  • Brain, spine, and spinal cord tumors
  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Surgery
  • Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT)
  • Metastatic brain tumors
  • Moyamoya disease
  • Nerve transfer, Peripheral nerve surgery, and peripheral nerve disorders
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Spine surgery, spinal disorders, and tumors of the spine and spinal cord

Note: Google’s Chrome web browser is required to use our second opinion portal.

Note: Our standard turnaround time of 7-10 business days cannot be guaranteed for second opinion requests during the peak U.S. holiday months of November and December.

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Please note that Google Chrome is required to use Barrow Second Opinion.
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Participating Physicians

Parul Goel, MD
Parul Goel, MD
Neurophysiatrist, Back Pain Specialist
Gregory Umphrey, MD
Gregory Umphrey, MD
Neurophysiatrist, Back Pain Specialist

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If you have questions about your Barrow Second Opinion submission, please call (602) 406-3396

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