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.  

Get a Second Opinion ASAP    

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

Call 312.695.1785 to schedule your spine surgery second opinion today. 

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Lavin Family Pavilion
259 East Erie Street, Floor 13
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Appointments: 312.695.1785  
 
 

George Cybulski, MD
Neurosurgeon 

Nader Dahdeleh, MD
Neurosurgeon 

Tyler Koski, MD
Neurosurgeon 

Aruna Ganju, MD
Neurosurgeon 

Alpesh Patel, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon 

Michael Schaefer, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon 

Zachary Smith, MD
Neurosurgeon 

Wellington Hsu, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon 

Meet the Team   

To schedule a spine surgery second opinion at the Northwestern Medicine Spine Center, call 312.695.1785

Northwestern Medicine Spine Center 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. 

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