When you are faced with difficult medical choices or uncertainty and you want clarity about your diagnosis and the treatment that you will receive, then getting a second opinion from a private doctor can help put your mind at rest.
You may be unhappy with the treatment you have been offered, or unsure about your diagnosis. In any case, where you are worried about the medical advice you have received, you should seek a second opinion.
Second opinions are common across both NHS and Private healthcare and are widely used by both consultants and patients. Often a consultant will recommend a second opinion due to the complexity of the condition. In other situations, a patient may request a second opinion.
Some of the benefits of a second opinion are:
- reduces stress
- avoids unnecessary treatment
- confirms or clarifies the diagnosis
- peace of mind
- gives you more control
You will need to check with your insurance provider to see whether your policy covers second opinions.
For self-paying patients, the cost for a second opinion ranges from £275 to £550 depending on the complexity of the case.
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