Make an Appointment

Make an Appointment

At the University of Miami Department of Neurosurgery we want to make sure you get the right course of treatment as quickly as possible. In order to accomplish this we require all our patients to provide a detailed history of their diagnosis along with available supporting medical records and imaging prior to the appointment. By doing this in advance, our neurosurgeons are able to quickly determine a diagnosis and treatment plan.

Below are links to our intake questionnaires for New Spine Patients and New Cranial Patients. There are also links to questionnaires for patients that have previously seen one of our surgeons and are returning to us for a new diagnosis or problem onset.

Please print and review the appropriate questionnaire. These are all questions that will require answers prior to making an appointment. The interview process moves more quickly when the questionnaire is completed prior to speaking to one of our representatives. If you do not understand any of the questions, there is no need to delay your call. Our representatives will be happy to assist and guide you during the phone interview process. You also have the option of bypassing the phone interview and faxing or emailing your questionnaire along with your medical records.

After your phone interview, it is equally important that you fax or email your medical records to 305-243-3247 or nrsrecords@med.miami.edu . For Spine patients we will need CT, MRI, X-Ray results along with your most recent physician visit with the neurosurgical diagnosis. For Cranial patients we will need CT, MRI, Angiogram and your most recent physician visit with the neurosurgical diagnosis.

Once we receive and review your questionnaire and medical records, you will be contacted by a team member with a determination to schedule a visit with one of our neurosurgeons or a recommendation for another non-surgical intervention including a possible referral back to your physician if you are not a surgical candidate.

In summary you have 3 options to be processed for a new patient appointment:

  1. Print and review the appropriate questionnaire above and call 305-243-6946, option 1, to complete your telephone interview. Then fax/email your medical records to 305-243-3247 or nrsrecords@med.miami.edu.
  2. Print and fully complete the questionnaire and fax/email it along with medical records to 305-243-3247 or nrsrecords@med.miami.edu. We will call you to confirm receipt and verify any pending questions
  3. Print and review the appropriate questionnaire. Request an appointment electronically here. We will call you back and conduct a telephone interview. Fax/email your medical records to 305-243-3247 or nrsrecords@med.miami.edu.

Thank you for choosing the University of Miami for your Neurosurgical care needs, we look forward to taking care of you.