What is a Medical Second Opinion – MRI/X-Ray Review?

We will provide a separate opinion regarding your diagnosis or suggested treatment. Hopefully, we will reach the same conclusion as your specialty doctor but differences of opinion do occur. If you have been told, “there is nothing more that can be done”, this may not be true. We will educate you regarding the reason our opinions may differ.

If you have had a prior spinal surgery and the results are not what you expected, we quite commonly give further opinions to see if anything can be remedied. There are occasions where there is a missed diagnosis or a surgery that was planned appropriately but for some reason, did not turn out as intended. This can be from a lack of fusion (pseudoarthrosis), a continued compression of a nerve, a missed diagnosis or a deformity that was unrecognized. Many times, these problems can be surgically repaired.

How to Get an MRI/X-ray Review from Dr. Corenman

To initiate a second opinion from Dr. Corenman, you will need to gather a copy of your medical records, MRIs and radiology results to give him a better understanding of the details of your orthopedic injury and then follow the instructions your will receive after submitting the below form for an MRI/Xray Review.

How Much Does an MRI/X-ray Review Cost?

It is always recommended that you contact your insurance company directly for a full explanation on the cost involved with a second opinion. With the ever-changing healthcare and insurance industries, it is important that you understand all costs involved, including physician office visit, new MRI and radiology tests, etc.

Dr. Corenman’s fee for an MRI/X-ray Review is $500 which is payable by credit card or personal check.

  • Once Dr. Corenman has received and reviewed all of your imaging, Dr. Corenman will call you to discuss the results.
  • This type of service is generally not covered by insurance, but check with your individual insurance representative for more information.
  • Dr. Corenman is still doing MRI/X-ray reviews, but has retired from surgery. He can advise you on the best plan to move forward for your specific condition.