Through the Penn Spine Center's Second Opinion Program, our experienced team of spine specialists offers both virtual and in person second opinions to any patient who has received a spinal diagnosis. Patients will be offered an appointment with an expert spine specialist at a convenient time and location for them.
Our multidisciplinary team includes neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, pain medicine specialists, physical medicine and rehabilitation (PMR) specialists, and physical therapists. Patients benefit from top-notch clinical expertise and are able to engage in shared decision-making with physicians and surgeons who are leaders in their field.
We provide timely and expert second opinions for all back and neck conditions. If you would like to request a second opinion:
- Fill out our online form
- A spine coordinator will call you within 10 business days, answer any questions you may have, and schedule you with the appropriate spine specialist
- You will be provided with instructions to upload medical records and/or imaging
Please note that only PA, NJ, and some DE patients are eligible for virtual second opinions. If you live in a state that prohibits virtual second opinions from Penn Medicine, you will be required to schedule an in person visit.
Second Opinions for Spine Conditions
At the Penn Spine Center, we understand that receiving information about your spine condition may be overwhelming. You're faced with making difficult decisions about your treatment plan and want to know that you are receiving the best care possible.
Receiving a second opinion about your diagnosis and treatment plan is important and can provide peace of mind in determining the best plan for you. Seeking the expertise of world-class spine specialists is often a crucial part of making a decision about your treatment plan.
Our program provides non-operative, as well as minimally invasive and open surgical second opinions, for all spine conditions, including but not limited to:
- Back and neck pain
- Disc disorders
- Spinal deformities
- Spinal tumors
- Spinal trauma
- Spinal fractures
- Failed back or neck surgery syndrome
- Other spinal conditions