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Second Opinion

Second medical opinion refers to an additional, independent assessment of medical findings by another physician. The second opinion may pertain to a disease or condition itself, or to a suggested treatment. Obtaining a second opinion may help prevent a wrong diagnosis or give reassurance by eliminating doubts about the findings or treatment.

When should a second opinion be obtained?

Asking for a second opinion may be helpful before deciding on a particular treatment option for a medical problem.  It may be particularly useful in case you require surgical treatment or before starting medications which have potentially major side effects.  

In some cases, your doctor might suggest that you consult another doctor for a second opinion.  In most cases, however, the patient decides him- or herself to seek a second opinion regarding a particular problem.

For a second opinion regarding a medical condition or treatment, we ask you to provide us with the following information:

  • Last name, first name, date of birth, address, telephone number
  • Medical reports, including (if available):
    - Radiological images (x-rays, MRI, CT-scans, etc.)
    - Laboratory test results
    - Pathology lab results
  • Information about your symptoms and any completed, ongoing or recommended treatments
  • Specific questions you have for our doctors 

Please contact us for further information.

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