If you have been told that your child needs neurosurgery, it is important to consider every alternative. That's why we offer a second opinion program, which gives you access to the world-class pediatric neurosurgeons at UI Children’s Hospital.

There are several reasons to seek a second opinion. Some children may have already had surgery and are experiencing new symptoms. In other cases, the family may want to know if their child’s medication regimen is the best for them. We also see families who want to explore every option and seek the latest advancements in surgical and medical diagnosis and treatment for their child.

Our second opinion program was created for children diagnosed with any general pediatric neurosurgical condition and for families who have been told that their child needs a neurosurgical procedure for Chiari, disorders of the craniovertebral junction, epilepsy, brain tumors, craniosynostosis, spina bifida, hydrocephalus, and other conditions.

Please be assured that we will coordinate appointments and follow-up care based on your specific needs. Our doctors will explain your child’s medical condition, answer questions and help you understand your options, and customize a care plan specifically for your child. If your child currently does not have a pediatrician, we can help connect you with our team of pediatric experts, as well

To make an appointment or for more information about our second opinion program, call 1-319-356-2237.