Second Medical Opinion
Making informed and reliable decisions
By seeking a neutral second medical opinion, you can receive sound information that can help you decide whether or not to proceed with a planned operation. The doctor providing the second opinion can both approve the planned procedure as well as point out alternative treatment options. In the end, you are the one who decides which of the proposed treatments is best for you.
In order to maintain the neutrality of the second medical opinion, any possible treatment or operation is not performed by the second opinion doctor.
Please note that it makes no sense to seek a second medical opinion if you are already in the middle of a treatment, or if you are dissatisfied with your doctor. In such cases, direct conversation is the better solution.
The second medical opinion can give you answers to the following questions:
Do I really need the proposed operation or treatment?
What happens if I have the operation or treatment later, or not at all?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of the proposed treatment or operation?
What consequences will the intervention have on my health and quality of life?
Are there treatment alternatives?
The second opinion doctors are chief physicians or senior physicians from the LUKS.
The assessment will be delivered to you personally within 14 working days.
CONCORDIA receives no knowledge of the content of the second opinion.
You can request a second opinion in the following fields:
Abdominal surgery: e.g. oesophagus, stomach, intestine, liver, pancreas, kidney, adrenal glands, benign and malignant abdominal tumours, thyroid gland, obesity
Breast diseases: e.g. benign and malignant breast tumours
Cardio-thoracic surgery: e.g. circulatory disorders of the coronary arteries, aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection
Ear, nose and throat surgery
Endocrinology: e.g. diabetes, thyroid
Gynaecology: e.g. uterus, ovaries
Nephrology: e.g. renal insufficiency, dialysis
Neurosurgery: e.g. cerebral aneurysm, benign and malignant brain tumours
Ophthalmology: e.g. cataract, glaucoma
Orthopaedics: e.g. spine, shoulder, elbow, hand, pelvis, hip, knee, ankle, foot
Pneumology: e.g. COPD
Urology: e.g. kidney, bladder, prostate
Vascular surgery: e.g. venous disorders of the legs, arterial circulatory disorders of the legs, carotid stenosis
Other fields on demand
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