How do I get evaluated for an
The University of Virginia Health System is in the process of creating and updating information for patients and their families on studies and procedures.
When this has been completed we will be redirecting these pages to that site.
In the mean time you can go to the University of Virginia Health System,
Patient and Visitor Information Page for information and updates
Your Primary Care Provider (PCP) or the provider managing your back pain can refer you for an evaluation.
If you would like to be evaluated for this procedure, ask your physician to call our office at (434) 924 -9719.
At that time, we will ask him or her to provide us with:
A brief letter of introduction, asking for our opinion on your condition
Pertinent clinical/office notes which describe:
when your condition started
treatments that were attempted and how you responded to them
your medical and surgical history
any other information which will help in your evaluation process
Radiologic studies which show your condition.
Please have your doctor forward this information to:
Mary E. Jensen, MD
Department of Radiology
University of Virginia Health System
1215 Lee Street, Room 1059
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Once we receive your information, our doctors will review your studies and clinical notes. If you are not a candidate for the procedure, we will contact your referring doctor to explain why you are not eligible. We are also happy to contact you directly if you or your referring doctor would like us to.
If the doctors think a procedure could help you, you will be contacted to make arrangements to have your procedure.