Orthopaedic Second Opinions
An injury to any part of your body can be serious. A sports injury can be a career-breaking event. In either case, when seeking medical attention, getting a second opinion about diagnosis and treatment is a wise move. Silicon Valley Orthopaedics is always available to review your records and provide an informative, orthopedic second opinion.
When a joint is injured or damaged, replacement surgery may be indicated. However, it is good to note that sometimes less invasive methods can be successfully implemented to provide healing and restore function. At Silicon Valley Orthopaedics, we work to preserve the joint. Maintaining the integrity of the natural joint structures and mechanisms is our focus.
We believe in providing our patients with long-lasting and effective patient-centered care. The second opinions provided by our doctors are based on thorough and accurate diagnoses. You can send your medical records, including initial MRI and radiology results, for evaluation. Treatment options are carefully explored, so you have the full picture of what to expect, given various modalities.
Orthopedic Medical Second Opinions
Second opinions are often sought when a major repair is needed to help heal an injured or damaged joint. Though routine, such surgeries are not always necessary when there are less extreme options available. A second opinion from Silicon Valley Orthopaedics may provide you with additional knowledge regarding the original diagnosis as well as additional treatment options.
With this added knowledge, you are better able to make an informed decision about which direction you wish to pursue. The ability to compare diagnoses and treatment plans also can confirm the original option so you can have confidence in your doctor’s treatment plan.
The Well-Informed Patient
Second opinions from respected peers are usually welcomed and encouraged by physicians. A good doctor understands the value of a well-informed patient. It is important for you to be well informed about your situation, your options and the preferred methods of treatment. You have a right to understand your treatment options – what they entail and what you can expect for short-term and long-term effects.
It is also important to understand that different medical practices may have different options available to treat the same condition. Understanding this, some physicians may encourage a patient to seek a second opinion from a respected peer, knowing that he or she may approach the problem from a different direction or possibly have a different diagnosis.
Seeking the Second Opinion
The joints in your body can be very complicated structures. Occasionally when one is injured, an accurate diagnosis can be challenging when the problem is not immediately evident. Medical advancements in technology and treatment modalities have provided more and improved treatments for some conditions. With non-invasive, minimally invasive and surgical options available, it can be difficult for patients to fully understand why a doctor may choose one treatment over another.
Questioning your diagnosis and treatment plan is expected. An MRI/X-ray review can validate the original diagnosis and treatment. It may also lead to additional information that could expand your options.
Silicon Valley Orthopaedics has a reputation for excellence and accuracy. If you would like us to provide you with a second opinion about diagnosis and treatment for your joint injury, give us a call. Let your physician know that you are seeking a second opinion from Silicon Valley Orthopaedics. Please send us a copy of your medical records, MRIs and X-ray results for review.
When you call to schedule a consultation appointment, let us know that you are interested in getting a second opinion. We will tell you what you will need to do in order to complete the process. Please note that our cash price fee is $450 for a second opinion virtual consultation. Any follow up visits will be priced at $200 thereafter. If you are interested in a remote second opinion consultation, please contact Becca Lopez, Director of Operations, directly at 408-707-0613.