Your Doctors Website Second Opinion Page
We recommend surgeons consider having a page on their website for second opinions.
By including this option for prospective patients you can help overcome the patients anxiety and help them frame what they may be looking for.
Whether a patient is facing some form or revision surgery, has ambiguities with their diagnosis or just wants to be sure. Offering a clear Second Opinion pathway can lead to more patients booking an appointment.
Please review the content link below:
Need a Second Opinion? (example)
We understand it can be confusing and frightening when faced with surgery. Getting a second opinion is often a good idea.
A Clear Understanding
Knowing all your options, and asking more questions should be part of the decision process. A second opinion can also help provide peace of mind.
Getting a second opinion from another specialist will not offend your current doctor, it is simply a means of empowering and educating yourself about your condition and your options.
What a Second Opinion Offers
For patients looking for a second opinion, [doctor] will confirm your diagnosis and either offer a similar treatment path to your first opinion or [doctor] may offer other choices.
Not all surgeons or hospitals have access to the most advanced technology or have the specialized training to perform minimally invasive or advanced surgeries.
A second opinion can often expand your treatment options. Some choices could include:
Minimally invasive procedures
New surgical technologies
Different Procedural locations
Different Post Op Care Programs
[Doctor]’s Concierge Program
Our Second Opinion Program can provide you with either
In-person Second Opinion Appointments
R emote service called Review and Report
Both approaches offer a thorough review of your previous images, diagnosis, and an evaluation of your recommended treatment path, followed by a written report.
Your goal is to gain clarity and work with a team of experts who can guide you on your decision path.
Remote Review and Report
Our expert Review and Report process offers:
Confirm Your Diagnosis
Whether a second opinion confirm your pathway or suggests additional tests, being clear about your next step is important.
Some conditions look alike on initial imaging, and an accurate diagnosis is absolutely critical to creating the best treatment plan.
If we have any reason to believe your diagnosis needs confirmation, we may recommend additional advanced imaging or other tests to verify your condition.
Assess Your Risk
Further considerations that [doctor] could use in your assessment are
Risk - Different treatment options carry different risks
Age and Health - treatment option s often depend on a patient’s age and general health, medical and family history
[doctor] offers a second opinion report that includes your individual risk factors.
Make a Recommendation
[doctor] will supply a written report with clear recommendations about a course of treatment that is believed to be best for you.
Typically your report can be available within two to three days of receiving your images and other clinical information.
NB: Please remember that a second opinion based only on images and medical records is necessarily limited to what is contained in those files. It cannot replace an in-person medical evaluation by [doctor].
If you would prefer to make an appointment with [doctor] for a second opinion, please call to make an appointment.
The ultimate decision is yours to make, but rest assured that [doctor] wants to help you make the right choice.
Ready to request a second opinion?
When you are ready to get started, we will
Walk you through the setup of a secure online account,
Accept our practice’s Second Opinion Terms (link)
Arrange for you to have your your imaging and reports uploaded
You will receive a report from [Doctor] within 7 business days.
Our Scope of Opinions
Our faculty can provide expert second opinions on a wide range of conditions, including: