Second Opinion Virtual Visit
Want an expert second opinion from one of the top specialists or surgeons in the Gulf South region? Need reassurance that your diagnosis is correct, that your surgery is necessary, or that you’re getting the right care?
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Ochsner offers second opinion virtual visits for:

*For $234, get a second opinion via a virtual visit from the comfort of your home.

How to Start Your Second Opinion Virtual Visit

To start the process of requesting a second opinion virtual visit, simply fill out the form below. Once your completed form is received, you will be contacted within 2 to 3 business days.

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If you prefer to see a doctor in person for your second opinion, our team can help you set up an appointment. Just call 504-703-2799 to schedule in Cardiology, Hepatology, Women's Services or Neurosurgery.

NOTE: Depending on your location, state laws on the practice of medicine may prohibit second opinion virtual visits. In the event we are unable to provide you with a second opinion virtual visit, our team would be happy to assist you with scheduling an in-person appointment.

For a list of eligible specialties, and states, click here.

How does a second opinion virtual visit work?

A specialist or surgeon from the leading healthcare system in the Gulf South will provide you with:

A complete and comprehensive written review of your medical records, including:

  • Collection of relevant medical records
  • Diagnostic reports from pathology and/or radiation, where necessary
  • Written opinion from one of our expert specialists

A scheduled personal consultation via one of the following options:

  • In-person appointment at provider’s office
  • Phone call
  • Virtual Visit, a face-to-face, secure video consultation with an Ochsner physician, to review the second opinion report through your smart phone, tablet, or personal computer. For pricing, click here.

* Virtual visits are only available for select specialties in select states at this time.

This time is your time. The focus is on you. Whether in-person or over the phone, the doctor will take the time to walk you through a written report detailing his or her findings and recommendations. Our typical second opinion appointment is between 20-40 minutes. You’ll be given an opportunity to ask questions and express your concerns.

The Future of Telemedicine is Here

The benefits of a second opinion virtual visit:

No travel required, saving you time, money and the stress of travel when you’re already not feeling well.

Convenient, personalized access to top specialists and surgeons at Ochsner.

The peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re getting the right care.

Short turnaround times.

Virtual Visit Second Opinion Conditions

Ochsner offers a second opinion virtual visit for the following conditions:

(Only available to residents of Louisiana or Mississippi at this time)

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Atrial flutter
  • Atrial tachycardia
  • Bradycardia
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)
  • Heart block
  • Loop recorder
  • Pacemaker
  • Palpitations
  • Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVCs)
  • Postural orthostatic tachycardia (POTS Syndrome)
  • Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope/Presyncope
  • Tachycardia
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW)

(Only available to residents of Louisiana, Mississippi or Alabama at this time)

  • Heart Failure
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Heart transplant
  • Pulmonary hypertension (PH)
  • Ventricular assist device (VAD)
  • Cardiac amyloidosis
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HOCM)

(Only available to residents in Louisiana at this time.)

  • Aortic stenosis
  • Coronary artery disease (CAD)
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
  • Renal stenosis
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) and Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Fiber muscular dysplasia (FMD)
  • Left Atrial Appendage

(Only available to residents of Louisiana, California, and Florida at this time)

  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD/NASH)
  • Hepatitis C virus infection (HCV)
  • Hepatitis B virus infection (HBV)
  • Cirrhosis (from any cause)
  • Abnormal liver tests/enzymes
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC)
  • Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC)
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Liver mass/lesion
  • Abnormal liver imaging (not masses)

(*Only available to residents of Louisiana, New York, California, Mississippi and Georgia at this time)

Benign and Cranial (Skull) Base Tumors

  • Arachnoid cyst
  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Chordomas
  • Colloid Cysts
  • Dermoid and epeidermoid tumors
  • Glomus jugulare tumors
  • Hemangioblastomas
  • Meningiomas
  • Pinealomas
  • Vestibular schwannomas

Malignant Tumors

  • Astrocytomas
  • Ependymoma
  • Esthesioneuroblastoma
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Germinoma
  • Gliosarcoma
  • Glioblastoma multiforme
  • Mixed-malignant gliomas
  • Primitive neuroectodermal tumors (medulloblastoma, neuroblastoma)
  • Primary central nervous system lymphoma
  • Metastatic Brain Tumors
  • Pineal Region Tumors

Pituitary Tumors and Other Neuroendocrine Tumors

  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Pituitary adenomas
  • Pituitary cancer
  • Rathke's cleft cyst

Cerebrovascular Disorders

  • Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
  • Brain aneurysm
  • Cavernous angioma
  • Cavernous malformation
  • Cerebrospinal fluid leak
  • Extracranial-intracranial bypass
  • Intracraneal hypotension
  • Moya disease
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage

Epilepsy Disorders

  • Epilepsy caused by tumors or malformations of blood vessels
  • Mesial frontal lobe epilepsy
  • Mesial temporal lobe epilepsy
  • Other extratemporal lobe epilepsies

Adult Hydrocephalus Disorder

  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • Pseudotumor cerebri

Adult Hydrocephalus Disorder

  • Ballism
  • Chorea
  • Dystonia
  • Essential tremor
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Phantom limb pain
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Sciatica
  • Spasticity
  • Torticollis

Adult Hydrocephalus Disorder

  • Aging spine
  • Arthritis
  • Astrocytoma
  • Cervical myelopathy
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Cervical, thoracic or lumbar disc herniation
  • Chiari malformation
  • Chordoma
  • Complex spinal reconstruction
  • Compression fractures
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Degenerative spine (spondylosis and spondylolisthesis)
  • Discitis
  • General and complex spinal disorders
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Hydomyelia
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Meningioma
  • Neck and back pain
  • Nerve sheath tumor
  • Post-traumatic cervical instability
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
  • Spinal cord dysraphya
  • Spinal cord injuries and fractures
  • Spinal deformities
  • Spinal epidural abcess
  • Spinal cord lipomas and lipomyelomeningoceles
  • Spinal metastatic tumor
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spine injuries
  • Spine trauma
  • Sports Injuries
  • Syringomyelia
  • Vertebral osteomyelitis

Pain Disorders

  • Causalgia
  • Glosspharyngeal neuralgia
  • Phantom limb pain
  • Postherapeutic neuralgia
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

Peripheral Nerve Disorders

  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Malignant seath nerve tumor
  • Meralgia paresthetica
  • Neurofibroma
  • Peripheral nerve injury
  • Schwannoma
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Ulnar nerve entrapment

(Only available to residents of Louisiana at this time)

  • Achondroplasia
  • Astrocytoma
  • Chiari I and Chiari II malformation
  • Congenital dermal sinus
  • Cranial Facial Disorder
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Cerebrospinal fluid diverting shunts
  • Dandy-Walker syndrome
  • Encephalocele
  • Ependymoma
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningocele
  • Myelomeningocele
  • Pediatric hydrocephalus
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal cord lipomas and lipomyelomeningoceles
  • Spinal cord syringes
  • Tethered cord syndrome

(Only available to residents of Louisiana and Mississippi at this time):

  • Any and all forms of gynecological cancers

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