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  • Get a Neurosurgical Second Opinion

    Note regarding Covid-19: We are accepting second opinion requests and new patients. Visit our Covid-19 resource page for more information.

    We offer neurosurgical second opinions for the following conditions and treatments:

    • Brain, spine, and spinal cord tumors
    • Spine surgery
    • Aneurysms, AVMs, cerebrovascular surgery, or carotid artery surgery
    • Pituitary tumors
    • Acoustic neuromas
    • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Surgery
    • Metastatic brain tumors
    • Peripheral nerve surgery and peripheral nerve disorders

    Why choose Barrow for a neurosurgical second opinion?

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    Barrow Neurological Institute is one of the busiest neurosurgical centers in the world. Because of our high operating room volume, our surgeons are familiar with the most complex, rare, and challenging neurological diseases. In fact, it is not uncommon for our physicians to treat patients from all over the globe.


    Barrow Neurosurgeons are more than just doctors–they are teachers at one of the most sought-after neurosurgical residency and fellowship programs in the world. Additionally, neurosurgeons from around the world travel to our hospital to observe our neurosurgeons and learn their advanced techniques, and our doctors regularly publish scholarly articles to share their knowledge with other neurosurgeons.


    Barrow neurosurgeons and neurologists don’t just practice medicine, they innovate. Many members of our clinical staff conduct basic neuroscience research. Some hold patents, and some have devices or procedures that they were integral in developing named after them.

    In addition, Barrow Neurological Institute participates in a wide range of clinical trials. As our doctors consider your condition, they may point out a trial that they feel could be applicable to you.

    Ease and Cost

    It is easy to get a neurosurgical second opinion from Barrow experts. All that you need to do is fill out a short form telling us who you are and what you would like to know, upload your medical images and imaging report from a CD or other digital storage device, and make a $100 payment by credit card. Our neurosurgery experts will review your images and medical records and securely send you a second opinion. Once you have your second opinion, you are free to review it with whomever you wish, and you are not obligated to pursue treatment at Barrow. You can even have your doctor submit your question on your behalf!

    Still have questions? Please contact us at [email protected] and we will be happy to assist you.

    Patient Testimonial Ines de Achaval

    Ines traveled to Barrow Neurological Institute from Argentina to have a cavernous malformation removed for her spinal cord and said it was the best decision she’s made. She sought a second opinion from Barrow after doctors in Buenos Aires told her surgery was too risky. Read her story.


    About Barrow Neurological Institute
    Since our doors opened as a regional specialty center in 1962, we have grown into one of the premier destinations in the world for neurology and neurosurgery. Our experienced, highly skilled, and comprehensive team of neurological specialists can provide you with a complete spectrum of care–from diagnosis through outpatient neurorehabilitation–under one roof. Barrow Neurological Institute: Discover. Educate. Heal.