Vascular Second Opinion Program
It’s very easy to request a vascular second opinion. Simply contact us via phone or our online contact form.
You will speak to one of our nurse coordinators who will ask you questions about your medical history, assist you in acquiring your medical information from your current provider and schedule your appointment with the vascular expert that is best suited to assess for your condition. We will work with you and your insurance provider to make sure your visits are covered.
What Patients Are Appropriate for Second Opinions?
We see patients with a variety of vascular diseases – from peripheral arterial disease (PAD) to abdominal aortic aneurysm. The Vascular Second Opinion Program has dedicated and highly trained Medical College of Wisconsin vascular experts involved in the latest research and utilizing state-of-the-science diagnostic and treatment technology.
Vascular conditions which may benefit from a second opinion include:
- abdominal aortic aneurysm
- carotid artery disease
- deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- diabetic foot ulceration
- mesenteric Ischemia
- peripheral aneurysms
- peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
- Raynaud’s disease
- renal artery stenosis
- thoracic outlet – venous and arterial
- venous Insufficiency
- venous stasis ulceration
The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Heart and Vascular Center is located at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Vascular Medicine & Vascular Surgery Clinics are located in our Specialty Clinics Building. Get directions.
Our coordinator can assist you in gathering the appropriate medical records prior to your first visit. Every attempt will be made to minimize the number of visits, but it is possible that you may require more than one visit to render the best opinion.
A Comprehensive Session
The team will review in advance of your appointment any medical records we have received in anticipation of what you may need at this point. This could include ordering additional tests or treatments at the same time as this appointment.
This appointment will be used as a comprehensive session with the physician and nurse to discuss your current condition and recommendation of additional steps. There are instances when tests will need to be repeated, for example, if the CT scan is unreadable or dated, you could be requested to have a new CT scan. If this is the case, another appointment will be scheduled to discuss results and recommendations with you.