Phone Consults & 2nd Opinions
Second opinions prior to spine surgery are very common and we encourage all patients to seek them prior to committing to an operation. The purpose is to re-review your history, physical examination and imaging studies to arrive at a diagnosis and potential treatment options. An in-person office visit which allows a face-to- face discussion is always best for second opinions. However, we understand that traveling with a spine problem can be difficult. For those who cannot travel due to distance or scheduling issues, you may request a phone consultation. We will help you submit all your recent imaging (X-rays, MRI’s and/or CT scans) as well as have you fill out an intake-form. Dr. Melikian will then review the available data and schedule a time for a phone call. Click the link below or call our office to schedule a 2 nd Opinion and/or Phone Consultation.