Our second opinion service enables you to seek advice from an experienced gastroenterologist if you are dissatisfied with your diagnosis or treatment. Our specialists can ensure that nothing has been missed in your diagnosis and that you are receiving the right care.
When to seek a second opinion
If you are unhappy with the diagnosis or treatment options offered by your current doctor, you can seek a second opinion from a specialist. You can get a second or further opinion if you are worried that you might have been wrongly diagnosed, if you aren’t sure that you are getting the best treatment, or if you are simply unhappy with your current care. Seeking confirmation from another doctor can help to put your mind at rest if you are anxious and it can also help you to feel more active and invested in your care. In some cases, a second opinion may reveal a misdiagnosis or another issue with your care that needs to be addressed.
Getting a second opinion
When you use our second opinion service, you should bring copies of the results of any tests that you have undergone, such as endoscopies, colonoscopies, histological tests, CT scans or MRIs. We will review the test results to ensure that they have been correctly interpreted, before running any additional tests that are needed to understand your case. We will also talk to you about your symptoms, diagnosis and the treatment options in order to ensure that you are getting the best possible care.