Brain Tumors, Primary: Making an Appointment

Making an Appointment
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If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer, you can contact Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Physician Referral Service to make an appointment. Our referral staff is highly knowledgeable about cancer and about the individual specialties of our doctors. When you call, we will discuss your diagnosis and match you with the best physician for your particular situation. We can also answer many of your questions regarding treatment, insurance coverage, and clinical trials.

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Appointments to see a neurologist or neurosurgeon at Memorial Sloan Kettering are usually available within days. To schedule a consultation, please call 866-886-9807, Monday through Friday, between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Eastern time. Outside these hours, please leave a message, and your call will be returned the next business day.

If you live in the suburbs of New York City, you may find it more convenient to see a Memorial Sloan Kettering doctor at one of our suburban outpatient cancer centers. Consultations are available with a neuro-oncologist at our Basking Ridge, New Jersey, and Commack, Long Island, locations. Our suburban outpatient treatment centers also provide advanced chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

When you call us for an appointment, please let us know if you would prefer to be seen at one of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s suburban outpatient cancer centers.

What to Expect When You Call

When you call, we will ask you about your medical history to help us select the most appropriate course of action. If appropriate, an appointment will be set up at the time of your call.

Before your appointment takes place, we suggest that you send your medical records, MRI results, and other test results for our review.

Following your appointment, our experts in neurology, neurosurgery, radiology, and radiation oncology will discuss your case, and work together to recommend the best treatment approach for you. Within a day or two of your appointment, either you or your caregiver will receive a report by phone, followed by a written report.

For Patients outside the New York Area: Arranging a Records Review

By arranging a records review, you may be able to benefit from Memorial Sloan Kettering's expertise without having to travel to New York City. When you call, we will discuss the best way to get our opinion on your care.

During a records review, our doctors will recommend what we consider to be the best treatment strategy for your condition. For some patients, the best approach may be to receive treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering. For others, we may suggest that you receive treatment elsewhere. In either case, you can be assured that our recommendation will reflect the latest approaches to brain tumor care as well as your personal circumstances.