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Get the right treatment the first time- and in the least invasive way possible!

Why Second Opinion Spine?

Five reasons to get a consultation with SOS

100% Objective

Our opinions are driven by a simple mantra – What recommendation would we give our own mother? We don’t operate on our consults and remain entirely objective.

Why Second Opinion Spine?

Five reasons to get a consultation with SOS

Fast & Easy

Avoid the cost and hassle of waiting for appointments, or long-trips to a major academic center. Access top spine surgeons right now.

Secure and Confidential

Our HIPAA compliant portal uses cutting-edge technology to ensure
your information remains 100% secure.

Direct Conversation

The only second opinion site with an opportunity for a personal one-on-one conversation with a world-renown spine surgeon.

48 Hour Promise

Don’t wait, especially if you already have a surgery scheduled. If you need answers quick – consults can be provided within 48 hours.

How it works
Your path to peace of mind
Submit your Information
Our user friendly portal allows you to securely share information about your condition and upload any relevant images for our surgeons to review.
Case Review
One of the nation's top-ranked spine surgeons will personally review your case notes and diagnostic imagery within our HIPAA compliant portal.
Conference Call
After thoroughly reviewing your case, your surgeon will coordinate a conference call with you to personally discuss risks and benefits of the spinal procedure that best meets your expectations and personal needs. We may also offer you potential alternatives to your original opinion that are less invasive.

Client Testimonials

Redding, CT

I find it difficult to express in words, the kindness, graciousness, and just plain pleasantness I have experienced since the initial call to the office. The very first call I made was met with such warmth and genuine concern that was such a refreshing introduction to what was to come. I would like to share with the doctor and all of his staff just how grateful, thankful and thoroughly comforted I have been with their caring professionalism.

Albany, NY

Patients travel from all over the world to be treated by these world-class doctors! I am one of thousands of their success stories. Some friends later told me that they thought I would end up in a wheel chair PRIOR to contacting Dr. Bomback. He carefully reviewed my MRI and determined that I had TWO cysts on my spine that were NOT SEEN by the radiologists in my local hospital which is labeled as a teaching hospital…again my local doctors did not “notice”. Dr. Bomback EMPHATICALLY told me that surgery is reserved after conservative treatment fails. This attention to details resulted in me being able to go back to a FULL life and resume teaching. It is important to note that my phone calls were always answered personally and quickly by Dr. Bomback.

South Salem, NY

Since the fusion… suffice to say that I have been pain free ever since. In fact this past summer my son and I backpacked with 40 lbs each for 100 miles on the Wonderland Trail around the base of Mt Rainier! I have read the testimonials on your website and wish to add mine as well. Best regards.

Asheville, NC

Just a brief note of thanks for the support you extended to my mother. The surgery… was highly successful and mother experienced great relief. She is fully ambulatory and self sufficient. I am very pleased with her progress and I am delighted to give you this very favorable report. Thank you again for your care, your concern and your fine work.

Mount Kisco, NY

This letter is to thank you for enabling me to continue to act like an 18 year old (even though I am 65). Before contacting you I had severe and debilitating lower back pain for over five years. My fear of having “back surgery” caused me to try virtually every other possible remedy, including acupuncture in China. When the pain became greater than my fear of back surgery, my internist recommended I see you. Every contact I had with you was pleasant. You were straight-forward, honest and caring. It is now almost one year since the surgery… and I have resumed activities I never thought I would do again. Best regards.

Branford, CT

How do I even begin to thank you for giving me my life back? Words seem so inadequate. After eight years of horrible pain I am once again excited to begin every day. I can’t fit enough in. It’s just so wonderful to go to the gym, run around shopping and meet with friends – LIVE! I live to live everyday to the fullest! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Atlanta, GA

Dear Dr. Kramer, I would like to express my thanks to you and your staff for the wonderful treatment I received… I have nothing but praise for you and your staff… you are very fortunate. Perhaps it stems from the fact that you are a nice person. Every doctor should be like you; keep up the good work. Thank you again.

Roxbury, CT

Just a short note to thank you for the good care you gave me. The kindness and compassion I received meant so much…and I’m sure will help in my recovery. I felt so well cared for and I thank you. Keep up the good work.

Cheshire, CT

Dear Dr. Bomback, I must thank you again for your patience in treating the stenosis and your acuity in recognizing the fact that it was not the cause of the severe pain. Your integrity and honesty kept me from having unnecessary back surgery and directed me to the hip surgery. How very grateful I am. My prayer for you is that you stay well and continue in a practice that is successful for you and your patients. Highest regards.

Bethel, CT

After forty nine years of pain from my tail bone I finally found a doctor that helped. I had seen several doctors over the years, went to physical therapy, had injections, you name it; I tried with no relief. I am now pain free for the first time in all these years. I feel wonderful. I can sit down. That sounds like nothing to most people but for me it is something that has caused me pain all my life. NOT ANY MORE. Thank you Dr. Bomback. Job well done!!!!

Agawam, MA

I am so consistently extremely impressed Dr. Kramer; I just love everything about you and your stellar group in its entirety. Never have I found such a high level of care, exceptional “customer” service and superb skill from each and every staff member in any group that I’ve ever worked with.

New Britain, CT

I just wanted to say thanks for a job well done. I’ve healed beautifully and am so much more comfortable now.

Danbury, CT

Post surgically my life is near perfect! I thank you for your knowledge, wisdom and skills. Your staff went beyond all expectations; wonderful, awesome, spectacular job! From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

Middlebury, CT

You Rock! I am pain free for the first time since January. So far so good; that injection hit the target. Most appreciatively, JL.

Southbury, CT

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for being so kind and patient with me. Your staff is so helpful and considerate. After being in pain every day for so long, I finally see a light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you so much; may God bless you and your staff.

West Palm Beach, FL
I live in Florida and was dissatisfied with an early diagnosis for a lower spinal issue that was also impinging a nerve affecting my ability to walk.  I had been asked to make yet another trip to a NYC specialist who was expensive, frustrating and lacking personal skills to empathize with my issues. I was introduced to Dr David Kramer and immediately things felt different! I completed the phone consultation, a review of my MRI and had subsequent secondary questions answered.
The outcome was he educated me, helped me be more of a personal advocate – and then I was connected to a Florida surgeon for a detailed clinical diagnosis.
For me, the opinion I received was very educational, helpful, accurate and timely. From my perspective, it streamlined my care and changed & shaped my ultimate treatment plan.
Meet Our Medical Directors
Our medical specialists care about your family’s health
Dr. David Bomback
Spine Surgeon

Spine Surgeon and Recognized Leader in the Field of Complex Spinal Surgery.

Dr. David Kramer
Spine Surgeon

Spine Surgeon and Recognized Leader in the Field of Complex Spinal Surgery.

Here’s an example of how you can save:

As part of an effort to make premier spine care more accessible, we’ve partnered with top-ranked spine surgeons from across the U.S. to offer second opinions. Connect with a doctor at your convince by phone or mobile app today!

Meet Joe – he’s in tremendous pain, and has been told he needs back surgery. Joe isn’t sure about surgery, and has a LOT of questions. Unfortunately, it’s a long wait to be seen by another doctor – and expensive!

Fortunately, Joe found SOS! By having his case reviewed by the nation’s top-spine surgeons he’s confident in the right treatment, and has complete peace of mind – and he didn’t even leave the couch!

Second Opinion Spine



Under 48 Hours!

Up to 6 Months


Up to $800

$1500**Joe hasn’t met his deductible for the year


24/7 from anywhere. No need to leave home or work!

Must travel, miss work, and endure long waits

By using SOS, Joe saved a significant amount of time and money while receiving the best care recommendation at his convenience!

Your Second Opinion Includes:

Live virtual one-on-one consultation with top ranked board-certified spine surgeon
Full review of medical history
Full review of your current images and test results
Official second opinion report with:
  • summary
  • recommendations
  • key images with annotations
  • shareable with provider of your choice

Get a Second Opinion from the comfort and convenience of your own home and save more than $700 over a traditional visit.

    A traditional (in office) second opinion:
  • $1500 or more
  • Travel time and missed work
  • May require additional X-Rays or MRIs
  • Wait of  3 to 6 months for similar caliber surgeon
  • Surgeons always have a financial incentive to operate
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