Getting a Brain or Spine Tumor 
Second Opinion  

If you've been diagnosed with a brain or a spine tumor, you should get a second opinion from a qualified specialist.  

This guide will provide you with the information you need to make an educated decision about treatment for your brain or spine tumor, including:

  • Reasons to get a second opinion 
  • How to get a second opinion   
  • Questions to ask during your second opinion   
  • What to do after you get a second opinion   

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  • Ranked the No.1 hospital in Illinois by U.S. News & World Report.   
  • Access to one of only 49 NCI-designated  Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country.   
  • Leading-edge cancer care fueled by research, with access to hundreds of clinical trials.   
  • Personalized treatment plans, unique as every patient.   
  • Renown physician experts, including  Roger Stupp, MD, the world’s leading authority on the treatment of primary and metastatic brain cancer.   
  • Chordoma Centeran internationally renowned neurosurgeon focusing on the treatment of spinal tumors, and one of only a handful of neurosurgeons in the country who perform en block tumor resections.   
  • Hispanic Brain and Spine Tumor Program  to address the needs of our Spanish-speaking patients.   

Get a Second Opinion ASAP     

Northwestern Medicine offers priority appointments so you can get your second opinion as quickly as possible. 

Call 312.695.8143 to schedule your brain or spine tumor second opinion today. 

Orin Bloch, MD
Neurosurgery

James Chandler, MD
Neurosurgery

Priya Kumthekar, MD
Neuro-oncology 

Karan Dixit, MD
Neuro-oncology

Maciej Lesniak, MD
Neurosurgery

Rimas Lukas,MD
Neuro-oncology 

Jeffrey Raizer, MD
Neuro-oncology

Sean Grimm
Neuro-oncology 

Meet the Team   

To schedule your brain or spine tumor second opinion at the Northwestern Medicine Spine Center, call 312.695.8143

Northwestern Medicine  Lou and Jean Malnati Brain Tumor Institute of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is a nationally recognized leader in the fight against brain and spine tumors.   

Adam Sonabend, MD
Neurosurgery

Matthew Tate, MD
Neurosurgery

Jean-Paul Wolinsky, MD
Neurosurgery  

Roger Stupp, MD
Neuro-oncology

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