When you’re diagnosed with cancer, seeking a second opinion is an important step. It can help ensure that you have the most accurate diagnosis and the best care plan for your condition. Even if you are not able to travel to Memorial Sloan Kettering for an appointment, you can still receive a medical opinion from our world-class Department of Neurosurgery.
How do remote opinions work?
Our expert neurosurgeons can review your medical records without you having to travel to meet with us, and we will get the second opinion back to you in 48 hours. Our neurosurgeons will not examine you or talk to you in person, and you don’t need to come to a Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) location. After you send us your medical records, a nurse from our neurosurgery team will contact you to discuss your information and ask a few questions. Within 48 hours, we’ll send a written report that you and a local doctor can use to discuss which treatment is best for you. You are still under the care of the local healthcare provider who is treating you and examining you in person.
Please note that our remote opinion service costs $400 and is not covered by your health insurance.
How do I request a remote opinion?
Getting started is easy. You will need to register for a secure MyMSK account and complete the Neurosurgery Remote Opinion online form and upload your records. You can register here. Once you complete the form, you will get a confirmation, and hear from a specialized MSK neurosurgery nurse who will call you to gather additional details.
How long does it take to get a remote opinion from the neurosurgeon?
Within two days, you will receive your written remote second opinion.