Through Sylvester's Brain Tumor Initiative, we offer our brain cancer expertise to patients who are already being treated by another team or who can’t physically come to our facility. Through this service, we provide care for adult and pediatric patients from throughout Florida, the United States, and Central and South America who want us to review their case. Our team includes pediatric specialists and dedicated pediatric neurosurgeons who only operate on children.
Expert Case Review
Due to our reputation as a best-in-class facility with top diagnostic and treatment options, patients and their care teams value our opinions. Our consultation service offers other care teams outside of health system a chance for a highly specialized, expert opinion. If you have been told that your tumor is inoperable, we can provide a second opinion for further treatment or other options. We can oftentimes provide more additional hope to patients.
If you live out of the state or even country, we can still provide input to your brain tumor case. To do so, we coordinate with you and your health care team to obtain your medical records, including imaging and pathology results. We perform a careful review of your case and send the results and our recommendations to you and your primary oncologist.
Multidisciplinary Tumor Board
Before we operate on a patient and one of our neuro-oncologists treats a patient, our expert team reviews the case at our Tumor Board. Through the Tumor Board, you will receive personalized, multidisciplinary approach that leads to a more pinpointed diagnosis, expanded treatment options, and better outcomes.
Depending on the type of review, we offer different options:
- Comprehensive Review (includes Pathology, Radiology, and Medical Records)
- Standard Review (includes Radiology and Medical Records)
- Additional Review (request can be made to have your records reviewed if new information is now available that was not included in the first review)
The following documentation is required for review of all medical records. Please send the most recent information.
- Physician Medical Summary form detailing your condition and treatment
- Laboratory reports
- Surgical reports
- Pathology reports
- Radiology reports
- Chemotherapy administration records
- Radiation therapy records
All submitted medical information must be translated into English. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY OF ALL TRANSLATIONS.
In order to have your records reviewed, please click on this link to obtain and submit the MULTIDISCIPLINARY NEURO-ONCOLOGY TUMOR BOARD REVIEW SERVICE REQUEST FORMS.
You can also send the forms to:
Attn: Heleven Delgado, RN, MSN
1430 NW 11th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
DISCLAIMER: THE SERVICE PROVIDED THROUGH THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEPARTMENT OF NEUROSURGERY IS DIFFERENT FROM THE DIAGNOSTIC OR TREATMENT SERVICES TYPICALLY PROVIDED BY A PHYSICIAN. THE SYLVESTER PHYSICIANS PROVIDING THIS SERVICE WILL NOT HAVE THE BENEFIT OF INFORMATION THAT WOULD BE OBTAINED BY EXAMINING YOU IN PERSON AND OBSERVING YOUR PHYSICAL CONDITION. THEREFORE, THE PHYSICIAN MAY NOT BE AWARE OF FACTS OR INFORMATION THAT WOULD AFFECT HIS OR HER OPINION OF YOUR DIAGNOSIS.
Delivery of Review: You will receive a confirmation email when we have (1) your credit card payment, and (2) all the necessary documents. Your recommendation letter will be sent within 14 days after email receipt.
Refund Policy: You may receive a refund if you decide to withdraw your review and either no documents were submitted for review or the documents submitted were not reviewed. Once you payment is received and we reviewed the documents you have submitted, you will receive an email that your case is under review. Once you are notified that your case is being reviewed, no refund will be issued. For payment/refund inquiries, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
UMBTI, 1095 NW 14th Terrace,
Miami, Fl 33136.