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Get a Neurosurgical Second Opinion

The Washington University Department of Neurosurgery offers appointments for second opinions for the following conditions:

  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Vascular (aneurysm, arteriovenous malformation [AVM])
  • Brain tumors
  • Cervical spine
  • Thoracic spine
  • Lumbar spine

Why choose Washington University?

Expertise and Experience
The neurosurgical service of Washington University is internationally recognized for clinical excellence, an emphasis on basic and clinical research in the neurosciences, and the training of a large number of leaders in academic neurosurgery.

Our neurosurgeons provide surgical care at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, ranked 7th in the nation for adult neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report in 2017-2018, and at St. Louis Children's Hospital, ranked #7 in the nation by U.S. News for pediatric neurosurgery in 2017-2018.

Washington University is ranked among the top neurosurgical research programs in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Research spans the physiological relationships between the spine and the brain, nerve and spinal cord injuries, brain tumor formation, cerebrovascular disorders and many other areas.

The Washington University Neurosurgery Residency Program has a long and storied history of educating outstanding neurosurgeons. The program was pioneered by Ernest Sachs, MD, the first American specifically trained to be a neurological surgeon. With Harvey Cushing, MD, Dr. Sachs also was instrumental in establishing the Society of Neurological Surgeons in 1920, the first neurosurgical society in the world. Today our seven-year residency training program is ranked among the top in the nation, and we offer three options for advanced fellowship training.

How to Get a Second Opinion:

To request an appointment for a second opinion we will need to review your medical records. Please click on the link to our ImageShare program below and create a password to submit your medical image. We will notify you about setting up an appointment within 2 business days.