What to Expect

Before Your First Visit

All new patients to the International Mesothelioma Program (IMP) must register. The first step is to call the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Division of Thoracic Surgery at 1-617-732-5922 and ask to speak with one of our New Patient Coordinators.
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The New Patient Coordinator will ask you to provide some information about yourself and your insurance, including the nature of your illness plus contact information for your local doctor or the physician who referred you to the IMP.

We will walk you through the formal BWH registration process. We also will set up your appointment and provide the name of the surgeon who will be meeting with you, along with instructions about what to bring to the appointment. The New Patient Coordinator should be able to answer any questions you may have or, if not, will put you in contact with the appropriate person.

Phone Numbers for New Patients:

  • IMP New Patient Coordinator: 1-617-732-5922
  • BWH Registration: 1-866-489-4056

Phone Number for Existing BHW Thoracic Surgery Patients:

  • 1-617-732-6824

If you would prefer to register online, please click on the New Patient Appointment/Referral Form and fill out a simple form. If you submit the form online during normal business hours (7:30 am- 5 pm EST), your inquiry will be answered within 15 minutes.