Why a Second Opinion?

Why a Second Opinion?

Sometimes patients question their Physician’s diagnosis or treatment protocol, i.e., choosing conservative therapy that may not be effective, or maybe being offered surgery when it isn’t medically indicated. Or maybe the patient has questions or concerns that aren’t being adequately addressed. It is reasonable and many times prudent to seek a second opinion from a respected physician, to agree or disagree with the original physician’s assessment.

Why a Second Medical Opinion with SBS?

General Information

  • An SBS Second Medical Opinion is not available for the following patients: cranial issues, workers comp or legal patients, patients who are hospitalized, or patients who haven’t seen their primary care physician in the past six (6) months.
  • The patient must submit medical records, test results, MRI discs, etc., to SBS Second Opinion. The patient should start with contacting his/her treating physicians to obtain these records.
  • It will typically take less than three weeks to receive an SBS Second Opinion.
  • SBS Second Opinion will not return films, discs, reports, scans, etc.
  • Southern Brain & Spine welcomes your interest in making an appointment with one of our skilled Neurosurgeons.

How to initiate an SBS Second Opinion

  1. Complete and sign the SBS Second Opinion forms.
  2. Mail, email or fax the forms to SBS Second Opinion.
    • Mail: 3798 Veterans Memorial Blvd Ste. 200
      Metairie, LA 70002
    • Email: [email protected]
    • Fax: 504-885-2465
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