How to Get a Second OB/GYN Opinion
How to Get a Second Opinion on Surgery and other OB/GYN Procedures
When you are facing a new medical diagnosis, it is common to feel confused. Making a decision can be very difficult.
A second opinion means asking another specialist to review your medical records, test results, consider your diagnosis, give an opinion, and suggest treatment options. It is a valuable resource when faced with a difficult decision regarding your health.
The very idea of getting a second opinion can seem overwhelming at first, but it is often recommended if you are:
- Unsure about a diagnosis or did not receive the answers to all your questions in a satisfactory manner
- You have been told you have a rare life threatening condition
- You have multiple health issues
- The treatment recommended is an risky or experimental
Just feeling uncertain about your surgical procedure or treatment prescribed is reason enough to ask for a second opinion. By seeking a second opinion you will learn more about your condition and treatment options and have more information to make the right decision.
Specialists are used to providing second opinions – some insurance companies require this before agreeing to pay for treatment.
If you received a diagnosis pertaining to a gynecological issue and would like a second opinion, please do not hesitate to give our leading OB/GYN specialists a call.