How Our Second Opinion Program Works
Get Your Second Opinion in 4 Steps
Getting a second opinion from an our experienced team at Barrow Neurological Institute is fast, easy, and secure. It’s also affordable: we offer our neurosurgical second opinions for a flat, non-refundable fee of $100 paid upfront.
Here’s how it works:
- Step 1: Tell us about yourself
To get started, you’ll need to create an account with your contact information to use our secure Second Opinion Portal. Once your account is set up, we’ll ask you to tell us about your diagnosis, symptoms, and medical history in a brief questionnaire. Please remember, our doctors can only base your second opinion on the information and diagnostic imaging you provide. We’ll protect your personal health information like we would with any Barrow patient. Please note: Your Second Opinion Portal is operated through a Dignity Health hello humankindness account.
- Step 2: Upload your medical images
After filling out our questionnaire, we’ll direct you to a secure page where you can upload your MRI and/or CT images. Rest assured, we’ll only share these images with our neurosurgeons and clinical staff.
- Step 3: Submit payment
We require a payment of $100 to process a request. We accept Visa or Mastercard.
- Step 4: Get your second opinion in 7-10 business days (or less)
After we receive your request, we’ll assign your case to a neurosurgeon who specializes in your diagnosis.
You can expect to receive your second opinion within 7 to 10 business days from the time we receive all required documentation and diagnostic imaging. We’ll contact you if any information is missing. (Please note that 7 to 10 business days cannot be guaranteed for submissions during November and December; peak U.S. holiday months.) Once our neurosurgeon makes a recommendation, we’ll notify you by e-mail that your second opinion is ready. You can log into your account and view the report in a PDF format.
You’re not obligated to pursue our recommended course of treatment at Barrow or any other institution. However, if our neurosurgeon recommends surgery, we’ll provide their contact information so you can schedule a consultation if you choose.
Finally, our Second Opinion Program is not meant to replace an in-depth, face-to-face consultation with a physician.
I’m Still Unsure or Need More Help
If you have questions during any part of the process, please visit our FAQ page, or contact us at (602) 406-3396 or BarrowSecondOpinion@DignityHealth.org. We look forward to helping you, however we can.