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Neurosurgery Second Opinion

Want options? Looking for a second opinion? If back or neck pain is keeping you from activities you enjoy, give our coordinated specialty care a try. We care for a variety of conditions, including:

  • Arm pain with or without weakness that has not resolved with conservative treatment and/or time
  • Back and/or leg pain that has failed conservative treatment and time
  • Pain or dense numbness in the hand, wrist, forearm or elbow
  • Vascular abnormalities in the brain that could cause dangerous bleeding
  • Brain tumors or lesions
  • Brain aneurysms
  • Arnold Chiari malformation
  • Sciatica and pinched nerves
  • Disc pain
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal fractures
  • Spinal stenosis

With a second opinion comes peace of mind

Having more than one expert opinion can be especially beneficial if:

  • You have a complex surgical case
  • There are multiple options available
  • Other health problems make surgery riskier
  • You've been told your condition is inoperable or there's no other treatment
  • You are anxious about choosing the right treatment

Getting a second opinion

If your doctor is part of another healthcare organization, you can still select Gundersen as your back and neck care provider or for a second opinion. You should check with your insurance plan to see if a second opinion appointment or tests are covered, if Gundersen is an in-network or out-of-network provider, and what, if any, are your out of pocket costs.  We can provide you with an estimate of the cost.

An appointment for a second opinion can usually be arranged in one to three work days. We'll work with you and your primary care provider to get access to your medical records and the results of tests you may have already had.

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