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Before planned operations and medical treatments

Second Medical Opinion

Making informed and reliable decisions

Do you receive comprehensive advice in your daily life before making decisions, such as before a car purchase or an upcoming renovation, in order to be able to compare offers? You will also have this same exact opportunity before you choose a particular treatment or operation.

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?

Personal consultation:


Advice on Second medical opinion
+41 41 228 09 94

Monday - Friday
8.00 AM - 12.00 PM
1.30 PM - 5.00 PM

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You can request a second medical opinion via our partner, the Lucerne Cantonal Hospital (LUKS). The service is free of charge for you if you have taken out CONCORDIA Hospital Insurance (PRIVATE, SEMIPRIVATE, LIBERO, or GENERAL). The LUKS settles his expenses directly with CONCORDIA without your franchise being charged, or you having to contribute to the costs.
  • 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.

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.

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

Personal consultation:


Advice on Second medical opinion
+41 41 228 09 94
 


Advice on hospital choice
+41 41 228 88 44

Monday - Friday
8.00 AM - 12.00 PM
1.30 PM - 5.00 PM

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Call us on +41 41 228 09 94. Or write your message to healthcompass@concordia.ch.

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