Finding out you may need brain or spinal surgery can be intimidating, to say the least, and nerve-racking but getting an expert second opinion can put your mind at ease and relieve anxiety and worry. If your physician tells you that you need spinal or brain surgery, getting a second opinion from an expert spine and brain surgeon like Dr.Samadani, before you start your treatment, is a good idea. This is especially true if you feel unsure about your current condition and treatment options.
Dr. Samadani offers second opinions to any patient who has received a neurosurgical diagnosis. Dr. Samadani has access to, and will consult with, if required, a team of specialists from different fields, including neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, neuroradiology, neuropathology and radiation medicine to get a comprehensive understanding of your condition.
A second opinion can help confirm your diagnosis, ensure the diagnosis is accurate, and can open up the opportunities for a different treatment plan. You may even learn about a new clinical trial or experimental treatment that might be right for you.
During a second opinion, Dr. Samadani will review your medical history, current diagnosis and any images such as MRIs, X-Rays, Ultrasound etc. that have been taken. It is very important to bring all images, medicines you are currently taking and lab test results if available, regardless of how old they are.