Second Opinion: Frequently Asked Questions
What is a neurosurgical second opinion?
A neurosurgical second opinion from Barrow Neurological Institute is a brief written recommendation from our renowned team of neurosurgeons regarding your condition. We will let you know, based on the information you provide, whether or not your condition would benefit from neurosurgical treatment.
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We offer neurosurgical second opinions for the following conditions and treatments:
- Brain, spine, and spinal cord tumors
- Spine surgery
- Aneurysms, AVMs, cerebrovascular surgery, and carotid artery surgery
- Pituitary tumors
- Acoustic neuromas
- Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery
- Metastatic brain tumors
- Peripheral nerve surgery, peripheral nerve disorders, and nerve transfer surgery
- Once you click on the link, you will be directed to a secure portal where you will create your account.
- You will answer an electronic questionnaire and submit documents and imaging related to your condition through this secure portal.
- Payment will be requested.
- Once payment is received, your case will then be sent to a coordinator who will review all of your information. The coordinator may contact you for additional information.
- After the coordinator confirms that all of the information the neurosurgeon will need to review your case has been provided, your case will be routed to the neurosurgeon that is most appropriate for your condition.
- Within 7 to 10 business days, you will receive a notification through the email you provide that your second opinion is available in the secure portal.
You may download, keep, and share your second opinion with whomever you like.
No. There are a few rules:
- You must have been diagnosed with one of the conditions listed above.
- Your imaging must be related to your condition, meet requested requirements, and have been taken in the past 3 to 6 months.
- You must already have been diagnosed by a physician for the condition submitted. We will not diagnose your condition.
All records and information must be submitted in English. Barrow Neurological Institute will not translate these materials.