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Making decisions about your health care can be scary. Are the latest invasive tests absolutely necessary? Will the long-term treatment plan your care team is recommending give you the best odds? Does hip replacement surgery really make sense? Are there better options available than knee replacement surgery?
When health care decisions aren’t clear-cut, it can be invaluable to seek a second opinion with another doctor. At Kayal Orthopaedic Center, we welcome patients in search of second opinions for orthopaedic surgery, treatments, diagnoses and other orthopaedic-related concerns.
Medical second opinions make sense in many cases, including:
You might feel uncomfortable speaking with your doctor about getting a medical second opinion for meniscus tear surgery or any procedure, but you shouldn’t. It’s a fairly common practice and most doctors welcome it. If your doctor does not, he or she might not be the best choice for you.
When you are uneasy asking your doctor for a second opinion, you could seek advice from a reputable hospital, your insurance company or a local medical society. If you don’t want to ask your surgeon for a recommendation, you could seek guidance from your primary care physician, internist or a doctor you trust in another field of medicine.
Although it’s never too late to seek a second opinion, the ideal time is shortly after the problem or condition has been diagnosed.
The compassionate team at Kayal Orthopaedic Center understands you want to do everything you can to make the best possible decisions regarding your health care and treatment. And we want to help you make that happen. When you schedule a medical second opinion with us, you are in good hands. We’ll review your medical history, complete a thorough examination and discuss important aspects of your unique health care concerns with you. We’ll spend the time you need to get all of your questions answered.
We might order additional tests, blood work or other follow-up work. When we have all of the information we need, we’ll use our skills and experience to evaluate your case and give you the answers you deserve.
We have four locations in Bergen County, NJ, including Franklin Lakes, Glen Rock, Westwood and Paramus (coming soon), and a location in Stony Point, NY.
When you’re seeking a second opinion for orthopaedic surgery from Kayal Orthopaedic Center, we recommend you do the following:
When doctors reach the same conclusion about your health care, it helps give you the confidence you need to proceed. But when they don’t, you should discuss your options with the medical professionals you trust, including your primary care physician. In many cases, even when doctors follow the same guidelines, there are several treatment options for patients. A second opinion will help you to be sure that you’ve considered all of your options and are making the right choice.
A second opinion also can help remove doubts, get your questions answered, allow you to better understand your problem or condition, help you weigh the benefits and risks of treatment options and, most importantly, help you make an informed decision.
Your second opinion doctor at Kayal Orthopaedic Center will be happy to help you reach the decision that’s best for you. And we’ll also welcome you as a new patient if that’s the wisest choice for you. We offer same-day appointments at our convenient offices in Franklin Lakes, Glen Rock, Westwood and Paramus in Bergen County, NJ, and Stony Point, NY.