Need a Second Opinion?
We understand it can be confusing and frightening when faced with the prospect of major 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, Dr boecksteiner will confirm your diagnosis and either offer a similar treatment path to your first opinion or Dr boecksteiner 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, robotic approaches or advanced techniques.
If any of these alternative approaches offer significant advantages, they can be worth considering
A second opinion can often expand your treatment options. Some choices could include:
- Progressive diagnostics
- Advanced techniques
- Minimally invasive procedures
- New surgical technologies
- Different Procedural locations
- World Class Specialist Team
- Different Post Op Care Programs
- Improved Multidisciplinary Support
Dr boecksteiner’s Concierge Program
Our Second Opinion Program can provide you with:
- an in-person Second Opinion Appointment
- a thorough review of your previous images, diagnosis, and
- an evaluation of your recommended treatment path,
Your goal is to gain clarity and work with a team of experts who can guide you on your decision path.
Confirm Your Diagnosis
Whether a Second Opinion confirms 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 for you.
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 Dr boecksteiner could use in your assessment are:
- Risk - Different treatment options carry different risks
- Age and Health - treatment options often depend on a patient’s age and general health, medical history and sometimes, genetic considerations.
Dr boecksteiner includes an assessment of your individual risk factors in her Second Opinion report where they warrant consideration.
Make a Recommendation
Dr boecksteiner’s Second Opinion Report includes 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.
Our expert Review and Report process offers
- Correct information
NB: Please remember that second opinions based only on images and medical records can be limited to what is contained in those files. It cannot replace the scope of an in-person medical evaluation by Dr boecksteiner.
The ultimate decision to proceed with a surgical course of action is yours to make, but rest assured, Dr boecksteiner wants to help you make the right choice.
Our Scope of Opinions
Our faculty can provide expert second opinions on a wide range of conditions and treatment pathways including:
- Diagnostic Confirmation,
- Non-Surgical Options,
- Surgical Treatment Options, and
- Care Plan Recommendations.
Ready to request a Second Opinion?
When you are ready to get started, please call for an appointment at (03) 9385 3000