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What Neurosurgery Patients Should Expect

The Barnes-Jewish & Washington University Neuroscience Center promotes comprehensive, expert care for all our patients. We offer a multidisciplinary approach, which brings together a team of experts and caregivers in all the diseases and areas of study needed to safely and effectively treat each patient’s individual case. Our personalized approach to care assures that each patient's physical, emotional and spiritual needs are met in the most coordinated, compassionate manner possible.

Before Your Neurosurgery

Before your appointment, you will receive a packet of information in the mail. This will include a map of the hospital, our health history form and a letter of instructions.

The letter will include helpful phone numbers in case you have questions.  Please complete the health history form and bring it to your appointment. In addition, we will need you to bring your insurance cards, a picture ID and CDs of any imaging that has been performed. Please also ask your physician to fax any relevant history and patient records prior to you appointment. The fax number for adult neurosurgery is (314) 884-6004.

Once your appointment has been scheduled, you will be contacted by Patient Registration. By registering prior to your appointment, you will save time and also know whether your insurance will cover the procedure. If your appointment is more than 48 hours away, you can register online. If you are not contacted right away, call 1-888-503-2237 (toll free).

When you arrive for your appointment, you will also need to fill out a patient questionnaire, which asks you to summarize your general medical, family and social history. It will become part of your permanent patient record.

For a referral to a Washington University neurologist or neurosurgeon at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, call 855.925.0631.

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