Barrow Neurological Institute Unveils Second Opinion Tool for Physicians

COVID-19 has created an additional challenge for patients and clinicians who are seeking a second opinion for their brain tumor diagnosis and treatment because of travel and safety concerns. With all of these obstacles, it’s still a good idea to get a second opinion.

Why receive a second opinion? As a patient or a caregiver, you need to make sure that you feel comfortable with your team of doctors and your treatment plan. A second opinion can help confirm the diagnosis, check to make sure the diagnosis is correct, and even open up the opportunities for a different treatment plan for a brain tumor, especially if you are interested in the potential of enrolling in a clinical trial.

Barrow Neurological Institute has created an online second opinion portal that is available to physicians across the country to submit imaging and reports to receive a second opinion directly. This is a free option, and there is no expectation that the patient would need to receive treatment at Barrow.

Learn more about their portal.

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