Service both see many international patients
with unusual and complicated neurosurgical problems.
A one page summary of the history in English allows
us to form an opinion on the advisability of travel
to the U.S. As with any patient, the MRI and CT
scans are needed for evaluation. These can be
reviewed before the patient comes to the United
States. An in-person evaluation and any surgical
procedures are done at the patient's convenience.
Massachusetts General Hospital Admitting Department
has established a outstanding International Program.
Representatives from the International Patient
and Family Center are available to assist international
patients and their families with transportation,
lodging, interpretation, and other needs.
information contact the International Program
Telephone Number: (617) 726-2787
Fax Number: (617) 726-2543
We welcome the opportunity to continue serving
the international community: firstname.lastname@example.org
welcome the opportunity to continue serving the
remember to contact the appropriate physician's
office before sending films or pathology slides.
& 2nd Opinions
See also Consultations
can be referred for the development of a treatment plan
in conjunction with their primary physician, for a second
opinion, or for ongoing management by the Brain Tumor
Center physicians. Treatment planning provide expedited
review of neurologic history, radiographs and pathologic
materials. Results of the clinical discussions and treatment
plans are provided to referring physicians or to patients
and their families.
Please call (617) 724-8770 first, as there are charges
for consultation and second opinion services and there
may be additional charges for a neuropathologic reviews.
Checklist (Items should include):
one page synopsis of clinical history, operations, radiation
and chemotherapy, current state of patient and proposed
studies or therapy.
of the actual head or spine MRI or CT scans (not reports)
performed at the time of diagnosis to include the most
original glass pathologic slides, and 5 unstained section
along with a copy of the previous pathologic report.
of previous: Radiation Therapy and Chemotherapy.
list of specific questions being posed and the therapies
name, telephone and fax numbers of either the referring
family member or physician.
we will reevaluate the above information and aid by offering
recommendations as to therapeutic options including surgery,
radiation, proton beam, radiosurgery, gene therapy, experimental
and investigative chemotherapy.
Online Specialty Consultations
a charge for this consultation for patients who are unable
to travel to the MGH in person. Please complete registration
and submission of clinical materials through Partners
Online Specialty Consultations.
617-724-9295 or 888-456-5003 for further information.