We welcome the opportunity to provide a second opinion on your diagnosis or treatment plan. The University of Chicago Medicine is at the forefront of medicine and can offer solutions not widely available at most hospitals. Our specialists are dedicated to helping you understand your options so you can select the best care plan for your needs.

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1-888-824-0200

For Physician Referrals

You can find referral information at our Admissions, Referrals & Consultations page.

Second Opinions by Condition

Obtaining a second opinion when you’ve been diagnosed with cancer is a very common practice. Seeking the opinion of an expert in cancer care can ease your mind and help you feel more secure in the decisions you are making. The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center physicians are truly at the forefront of medicine. In addition to recommending standard therapies, our experts may also be able to offer innovative treatment options not widely available at most hospitals, including clinical trials that may be right for you.

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For brain, gynecologic, lung, and pediatric cancer appointments, please call: 1-888-824-0200

For stem cell transplant, please call 773-702-1994

For all other cancer appointments, please call: 1-855-702-8222

We welcome the opportunity to provide a second opinion on your diagnosis or treatment plan. University of Chicago Medicine cardiologists and cardiac surgeons are truly at the forefront of medicine, and can offer options not widely available at most hospitals.

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To speed up the appointment process, please gather the following information before you call:

  • Your contact information including home address, email address, and phone numbers (home, cell, work)
  • Current diagnosis and information about any treatment you've already received.
  • Your referring cardiologist's information including name, address and phone number
  • Your primary care physician’s information (if it’s different from your referring physician or specialist's information) including name, address and phone number
  • Your health insurance information including name on the policy, employer of policy holder, policy number, birth date of policy holder, insurance subscriber ID and your insurance company’s customer service/provider inquiry phone number
  • Your Social Security number and date of birth

To request a second opinion with a cardiologist, please call 1-800-824-0200.

To request a second opinion with a cardiac surgeon, please call 773-702-2500.

Call Us for a Second Opinion

Please gather the following information before you call:

  • Your contact information including home address, email address, and phone numbers (home, cell, work)
  • Current diagnosis information and information on any treatment you’ve already received
  • Your referring physician's information including name, address and phone number
  • Your primary care physician’s information (if it’s different from your referring physician or specialist's information) including name, address and phone number
  • The name, address and phone number of any specialist you’ve seen (if that specialist is different from either your primary care physician or referring physician)
  • Your health insurance information including name on the policy, employer of policy holder, policy number, birth date of policy holder, insurance subscriber ID and your insurance company’s customer service/provider inquiry phone number
  • Your Social Security number and date of birth

Then, call us at 773-702-6140.

Before Your Appointment 

Before seeing one of our gastrointestinal specialists, please work with your physician(s) to collect copies of your medical files and bring them to your appointment. Bring color copies of any photographs taken during a previous endoscopy or colonoscopy. Xeroxed pictures of a colonoscopy are not acceptable. Not having your records may cause delays. We will have access to any tests or reports that were performed at our hospitals. It is essential that our physicians have this information available at the time of your visit so they can provide the most accurate opinion on your care during your appointment.

  • Medical records, including all previous surgical and other procedure (e.g. endoscopy) reports.
  • Pathology slides and reports. These are glass slides of tissue that has been biopsied, as well as the written reports by a pathologist. Pathology reports and slides will be returned after our physicians review them.
  • Actual films or CDs (DICOM compatible) of scans. These include bone scans, CT scans, MRI scans, PET scans, ultrasounds and X-rays.

We welcome the opportunity to provide a second opinion on your diagnosis or treatment plan. University of Chicago Medicine neurological specialists can offer options not widely available at most hospitals.

Before You Arrive at Your Appointment

Before your appointment, you need to gather medical records, reports and scans. Please work with your physician(s) to collect copies of these files. You need to sign a release form to obtain the information. We will have access to any tests or reports that were performed at the hospitals of the University of Chicago Medicine.

It is essential that our physicians have this information at the time of your visit so they can provide the most accurate opinion on your care during your appointment.

  • Medical records, including all previous surgical and other procedure reports.
  • Pathology slides and reports. These are glass slides of tissue that has been biopsied, as well as the written reports by a pathologist. Pathology reports and slides will be returned after our physicians review them.
  • Actual films or CDs (DICOM compatible) of scans. These include:
    • CT scans
    • MRI scans
    • PET scans
    • Ultrasounds
    • X-rays

IMPORTANT: Our schedulers will instruct you on where to send records or if it's best for you to bring these items to your appointment.

Call Us for a Second Opinion

To speed up the appointment process, please gather the following information before you call:

  • Your contact information including home address, email address, and phone numbers (home, cell, work)
  • Current diagnosis information and information on any treatment you’ve already received
  • Your referring physician's information including name, address and phone number
  • Your primary care physician’s information (if it’s different from your referring physician or specialist's information) including name, address and phone number
  • The name, address and phone number of any specialist you’ve seen (if that specialist is different from either your primary care physician or referring physician)
  • Your health insurance information including name on the policy, employer of policy holder, policy number, birth date of policy holder, insurance subscriber ID and your insurance company’s customer service/provider inquiry phone number
  • Your Social Security number and date of birth

Then, call us at 1-888-824-0200.

A quick and accurate diagnosis is essential when treating chronic nasal and sinus disorders. The University of Chicago Medicine is home to a unique nasal and sinus program that offers second opinions and consultations from world-renowned physicians for chronic sinusitis disorders.

In a comprehensive, coordinated visit, our ENT specialists can evaluate a variety of sinus problems, including:

  • Nasal stuffiness
  • Recurrent infection
  • Loss of smell
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Nasal polyps

Our multidisciplinary staff includes experts in otolaryngology, allergy, radiology, neurology and pulmonology.

During your office visit, our physicians will review your medical records and diagnostic tests. Through this thorough evaluation, our experts will assess your condition and recommend treatment options that will best suit your needs. If you need additional appointments with our various experts, we will coordinate follow-up visits as well.

Call for a Second Opinion

To request a second opinion, call 773-702-1865.

We welcome the opportunity to provide a second opinion on a your diagnosis or treatment plan. University of Chicago Medicine stem cell transplant experts are at the forefront of this therapy and can offer solutions not widely available at other hospitals. Our specialists are dedicated to helping you understand your options so you can select the best treatment plan for you.

Call Us for a Second Opinion

To request a second opinion, call 773-702-1994.