The Barrow Second Opinion Difference
It matters where you get your care.
We know that being diagnosed with a neurological condition can be scary, but you’ve come to the right place. Barrow Neurological Institute is one of the busiest neurosurgical centers in the world, and our highly skilled and experienced neurosurgeons represent all subspecialties within the field.
Each year, we treat more than 77,000 patients and our neurosurgeons perform more than 5,000 surgeries. Because of our high volume, our neurosurgeons are familiar with the rarest and most challenging conditions. It is not uncommon for them to treat patients from across the globe.
U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks Barrow as a top center in the country for neurology and neurosurgery, as well as neuro-rehabilitation. Newsweek ranks Barrow as one of the top specialty hospitals for neurosurgery in the world. We employ more certified neuroscience registered nurses (CNRN) than any other hospital in the world, and our neuro-rehabilitation programs have earned CARF accreditation—the highest level of accreditation possible for rehabilitation facilities.
Ease and Cost
It’s easy to get a neurosurgical second opinion from Barrow experts. All you need to do is fill out a short form telling us about your diagnosis and medical history, upload your medical images and records to our secure online portal, and make a non-refundable $100 payment by credit card. You can even have your doctor submit your second opinion request on your behalf. Get started.
Research & Innovation
At Barrow, we’re committed to advancing our understanding of neurological diseases through basic science research and translating our findings to the clinic, where they can improve patient outcomes.
Because we participate in hundreds of clinical trials at any given time, many of our neurosurgery patients have access to clinical trials. The Ivy Brain Tumor Center at Barrow is the largest Phase 0 trials program in the world.
Our neurosurgeons have pioneered numerous techniques and procedures, such as cardiac standstill and thoracoscopic spine surgery. They are leaders in minimally invasive, microscopic, and robotic surgical techniques.
Our neurosurgeons are more than just doctors—they are teachers at one of the most sought-after neurosurgical residency and fellowship programs in the world. In 2022 and 2023, Doximity ranked Barrow second in the nation for our neurosurgical residency program.
Attending neurosurgeons from around the world travel to Barrow to learn the most advanced techniques, and our physicians regularly publish scholarly articles and speak at international conferences to share their knowledge and expertise.
International Patient Program
Our International Patient Program is committed to making treatment easier for patients visiting Barrow from other countries. While addressing your medical needs, we also consider your individual preferences and cultural, linguistic, and religious expectations so that Barrow feels as close to home as possible.
Our team can help you with logistics such as scheduling appointments and making lodging arrangements so that you and your loved ones can focus on your treatment and recovery.
Barrow is home to the 430,000-square-foot Robert F. Spetzler Neuroscience Tower, which houses 219 beds. These include 64 dedicated neuro-intensive care beds and 32 neuro-telemetry beds. All rooms in the Neuroscience Tower are private and offer ample space for a loved one to stay overnight.
Barrow also boasts 11 advanced neurosurgical operating rooms and two neuro-endovascular surgical suites.
Our footprint continues to grow. The five-story, 122,000-square-foot Neuroplex opened in 2021, giving Barrow centralized point of entry and providing advanced new facilities for our neurosurgery offices as well as select neurology and ENT clinics.
Take the Next Step
Call to request more information or an appointment, or view our specialty-trained neurologists.