A second opinion means the opinion of a doctor other than the patient’s current doctor. Asking for a second opinion is a legitimate right of every person.
It’s not uncommon for patients to simply accept a doctor’s diagnosis and treatment plan because many people believe that all doctors should be well-versed in all aspects of medical care. But it’s impossible for any doctor to be skilled in every medical field. Some physicians spend a lifetime studying and researching symptoms and treatments of just one disorder, even within varying specialties.
Dr Davidovic-Grigoraki is experienced gynecologist with over 18 years of clinical experience and active medical practice. Also she has expertise in gynecological oncology (ESGO certificated Gynecologic Oncologist) which makes her confident in advising you in best treatment option in this field.
Questions and answers about Second Opinion
When should you ask for a second opinion?
- if you are unsure about a suggested medical treatment or diagnosis, if you are not comfortable with recommendations. After a second opinion you may have more information about which options may be the best for you.
- if the recommended treatment is risky, involves surgery, is invasive or has lifelong consequences. It is not wise to agree to surgery or another invasive procedure without exploring your options with your doctor.
- if you have undergone treatment but your symptoms continue. No one knows your body better than you do. And if your symptoms persist even after the treatment, it may be time to seek the advice of different doctors and specialists.