Why? Because you may find out that you don’t need spine surgery after all, or perhaps not the complex surgery that the first surgeon recommended. The spine Centers of Excellence in Spine Center Network are proficient in minimally invasive spine surgery that shortens the incisions, makes recovery shorter and less painful. In many cases, these spine centers enable you to have your spine surgery in the morning and be home later the same day to recover in the comfort of your own home.
Determine if you have considered all possible treatment options and if there are any other non-surgical options can relieve symptoms without the need for surgery.
If spine surgery is necessary, what type of spine surgery should be performed. You many not need a complex fusion procedure that was initially recommended.
Are you a candidate for new artificial disc technology that would provide a better outcome.
Do you qualify for minimally invasive spine surgery in day surgery, and be home later that same afternoon, for a faster recovery and return to activity.
Could you benefit from a second opinion? Is it worth the time and expense to travel to a spine center?
Complete the Second Opinion form below to describe your case. We will send your form to the spine center based on your selection. They can advise you if it’s worth your time and expense to travel to a regional spine center of excellence to be evaluated for a second opinion.