If no neuro deficits, schedule urgent Spine MRI (<=24 hours)
*High Dose Steroids: Decadron 96 mg IV x 1, then 24 mg IV q6hrs until treatment (surgery or RT begun). Moderate Dose Steroids: Decadron 10-20mg IVx1 then 6mg PO/IV q6hrs. Weaned as appropriate after treatment begun. Adjustments should be made as necessary taking into account overall medical history and current condition (i.e., diabetes, ulcers, etc.).
Patient Education/Information (includes preps)
Neurosurgery Consultations: ER or inpatient pager 31777. Please contact the Referral Office at 734-936-7010. Radiation Oncology Consultations: ER or inpatients, refer to on-call paging system. For clinic consultations, route through Radiation Oncology scheduling office at (734) 936-4300.
Please complete Consult Request form and fax to 734-647-9233.
How to Get Results to Consultant
UMHS Patients: See MiChart
External Patients: Hand carry non-UM records to visit
Clinic Contact Information
For Patients: 734-936-7010 Neurosurgery
734-936-4300 Radiation Oncology