Physicians at the Massachusetts General Hospital Fireman Vascular Center welcome second opinion appointments to review cases and proposed lines of treatment.
Physicians at the Massachusetts General Hospital Fireman Vascular Center review patients’ diagnoses and treatments during second opinion appointments. Second opinions offer a different perspective on a condition that has previously been assessed and may benefit patients with complex vascular conditions as well as those who have common conditions but are seeking more information.
Making an Appointment for a Second Opinion
To request a second opinion, please call 877-644-8346 or complete an appointment request form. A member of our eam will get back to you within two business days to find out more information about your condition or symptoms and match you with the most appropriate vascular specialist for your case.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I benefit from a second opinion?
Second opinions offer a different perspective on a condition that has previously been assessed. By asking a different physician to look at your case, you may learn new ways to treat your condition or simply obtain reassurance that your current treatment plan is the most appropriate.
Will my health insurance pay for a second opinion appointment?
Second opinion appointments are usually covered by health insurance, but we recommend that you contact your health insurance provider to verify prior to scheduling an appointment. You may also contact the Massachusetts General Hospital Financial Services Office at 617-726-2191 for additional assistance.
What information do I need to set up a second opinion appointment?
The Fireman Vascular Center nurse coordinator will provide a fax number. Please fax all prior medical information, including:
- Medical history and past physical examination results
- Medication list
- Lab test results, such as cholesterol, blood sugar and kidney function
- Vascular ultrasound or blood pressure cuff test results
- Images and reports from CAT scans, MRI scans and angiograms
- Any procedure or operative reports
How do I get to Massachusetts General Hospital?
Massachusetts General Hospital Main Campus 55 Fruit Street Boston, MA 02114 Phone: 617-726-2000
Fireman Vascular Center physicians are located throughout the main hospital building in Boston and at Mass General Waltham [LINK]
View a map with directions to the main campus [LINK]
Parking at the main campus is available at the Fruit Street, Parkman Street, Yawkey Center garages or at the Charles River Plaza parking lot. Valet service is also available at the entrances to the Wang and Yawkey buildings. View a map with available parking areas [LINK]
Get directions to Mass General Waltham [LINK], which has ample free parking.