Getting a Spine Surgery Second Opinion

If your physician has recommended surgery, you should get a second opinion from a qualified spine surgery specialist.  

This guide will provide you with the information you need to choose a qualified specialist to perform your spine surgery, 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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Why Northwestern Medicine

  • All of our surgeons specialize in spine surgery, meaning they have completed the necessary training required to become more skilled in spine surgery.
  • While some spine surgeons will also operate on other parts of the body, our spine surgeons only perform spine surgery.
  • Our surgeons complete a large number of spine surgeries each year and have extensive experience in the latest procedures.
  • We offer minimally invasive and computer-assisted surgery, which can mean a faster recovery time and better results for you.

Make a Second Opinion Appointment

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

Call 312.926.9706 to schedule your spine surgery second opinion today.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Lavin Family Pavilion
259 East Erie Street, Floor 14
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Appointments: 312.926.9706

Nader Dahdaleh, MD
Neurosurgeon 

Tyler Koski, MD
Neurosurgeon

Nader Dahdaleh, MD
Tyler R. Koski, MD
Aruna Ganju, MD

Aruna Ganju, MD
Neurosurgeon

Alpesh Patel, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Geoffrey P. Stricsek, MD
Wellington K. Hsu, MD

Wellington Hsu, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Meet the Team   

Alpesh A. Patel, MD

To schedule a spine surgery second opinion at Northwestern Medicine, call 312.926.9706

Northwestern Medicine uses advanced technologies, state-of-the-art facilities, and a premier team of specialists across multiple disciplines, providing expert treatment for everything ranging from simple sports injures to complex spinal disorders. 

Srikanth N. Divi, MD
Kevin Swong, MD

Kevin Swong, MD
Spine Surgery

Jean-Paul Wolinsky, MD