Hoag Spine Institute

Second Opinion Program

When you need a second opinion, choose personalized care at the Hoag Spine Institute. Your second opinion starts today with our fellowship-trained spine experts.

Have confidence in your decision, choose the spine experts at Hoag.

The Second Opinion You Can Trust

From pain management to neurosurgery, Hoag Spine Institute's team of spine experts are each uniquely qualified within their subspecialty to understand what new treatment options and advanced technological approaches are available today.

Our multidisciplinary approach to second opinions offer a thorough review of your medical records ensuring all of your questions are answered. Most insurance plans are accepted and Hoag also offers a cash pay option.

Watch our videos to learn more and find answers to common questions below.

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Common Questions

Your second opinion journey begins with one simple step - connecting with our spine care navigators.
But, you may still have a few questions, so here are some answers that might help.

We will match you with a spine care navigator who will help you collect your medical records and guide you through the second opinion process at Hoag Spine Institute.

After your medical records have been collected, we will connect you with a spine subspecialist who is an expert in your condition for a thorough review of your medical history and recommend a course of treatment.  

After submitting a request for a second opinion, one of our spine care navigators will respond within 1-2 business days. Our navigators can answer all of your questions and will guide you through the process for a second opinion.

Your spine care navigator will give you all of the guidance you need, including what type of previously obtained health records and/or imaging you may need to provide for an effective second opinion by one of our subspecialized spine experts.

Your spine care navigator will guide you through the submission process after you’ve obtained your records. You will have several options for submitting your records in a private and secure way.

Yes, Hoag Spine Institute offers secure virtual appointment capabilities. Your spine care navigator will help you schedule your virtual appointment once all of your records have been obtained and our multidisciplinary team has reviewed them.

Hoag Spine Institute accepts most insurance plans. Click here to view accepted insurance plans at Hoag.

We also offer a cash pay option. Cash pay rates are available upon request through your spine care navigator.

A second opinion from the spine experts at Hoag is easy and your right next step.

Get started today by connecting with one of our spine care navigators by either calling 949-764-1494 or submitting our online form above.