If you’re looking for a second opinion on a spinal condition, Dr. Saint-Louis of SpineRad can provide an in-depth analysis of your existing imaging studies. Simply upload your scans and reports to the site and all of your scan findings will be explained and described. You can expect to get your results and full explanation within 2 to 3 days.
Why Get a Second Opinion?
Getting a second opinion on a spine condition diagnosis can have many benefits. Dr. Saint-Louis will study the materials you provide and ensure you get a more accurate diagnosis. The diagnosis is critical in determining how your condition will be treated and managed going forward.
By getting a second opinion from SpineRad, you can:
1. Avoid Misdiagnosis: According to research done by the Mayo Clinic, up to 88% of patients who seek a second opinion come away with a new or more refined diagnosis. Even the most qualified radiologist may miss something from time to time, so getting another expert opinion can help prevent a misdiagnosis.
2. Get Confirmation on a Diagnosis: Because the symptoms of many spinal conditions overlap, it can be difficult to get a final diagnosis without a second opinion. A new analysis of exam and test results can confirm a diagnosis, or narrow it down further. This can ensure that you get the right treatment in the future.
3. Get an Explanation of a Diagnosis: Once a diagnosis is confirmed, you will get an explanation that includes valuable information on the condition. Dr. Saint-Louis will ensure you understand what’s causing your symptoms and how the condition may progress. Having a good understanding of your diagnosis is key when forming a treatment plan.
4. Decide on a Treatment Plan: By getting a second opinion on a spinal condition, you will have a more accurate picture of what types of treatments are available. Then you can determine which methods are right for you. If you rely on a single opinion and get misdiagnosed, the treatments prescribed are far less likely to help you manage your symptoms. Additionally, if the second opinion yields a more refined diagnosis, more targeted treatments may be possible.
Getting your second opinion on a spinal condition from Dr. Saint-Louis at SpineRad has the added benefit that you don’t even need to leave the comfort of your home to get it.
Meet Dr. Saint-Louis
Over the past 40 years, during which he ran one of New York City’s most respected radiology practices, Dr. Saint-Louis has read tens of thousands of MRIs, CT scans, myelograms, and X-rays. He is uniquely adept at making accurate connections between a patient’s symptoms, the imaging results, and the findings of the patient’s examining doctor. Dr. Saint-Louis has worked closely with many of the country’s leading neurologists, neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, and pain and rehabilitation doctors, often acting as a “second opinion” behind the scenes for their more challenging cases.
With SpineRad, Dr. Saint-Louis’ expertise is now available directly to patients. Upload your scans for an informed, invaluable second opinion, and further education from within the convenience of your own home.