Second Opinions for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease
When you have a health concern, confidence in your diagnosis and treatment plan is important. Getting a second opinion from a qualified specialist can help you make the best decision about the next steps in your care.
If you’ve been diagnosed with stroke or cerebrovascular disease, you may want to consider a second opinion from Northwestern Medicine. A consultation with our team of neurologists, neurosurgeons and neuroradiologists can bring you answers and peace of mind about your diagnosis and treatment plan. Among the best experts in the country, our physicians are involved in the latest research and use advanced technology in our state-of-the-art facilities.
When to Consider a Second Opinion
For complicated, nonemergency medical situations, you should consider getting a second opinion. Patients with the following conditions may benefit from a second opinion from our experts:
- Brain aneurysms
- Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of the brain or spine
- Arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) of the brain or spine
- Cavernous malformations
- Stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA)
- Family history of arteriovenous malformation (AVM) or brain aneurysm
- Moya Moya disease