Need a Second Opinion?

We understand how overwhelming it can be to get a diagnosis that requires surgery. Getting a second opinion is always a good idea — there are many advanced imaging techniques and minimally invasive procedures that we have available at Weill Cornell Medicine.

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An Expert Second Opinion from the Comfort of Your Home

Getting a second opinion can be a vital part of making an informed decision about your treatment or the care of a loved one. With the Department of Surgery Second Opinion Program at NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine — you can turn to our world-class surgeons to help you make an informed medical decision at a time that works for you, from wherever you live.

Our faculty can provide expert second opinions on a wide range of conditions in the following surgical services:


What Are the Benefits of a Second Opinion?

Confirm your diagnosis or suggest additional tests. Many conditions look alike on initial imaging, and an accurate diagnosis is absolutely critical to creating the best treatment plan. If we have any reason to believe your diagnosis needs confirmation, we may recommend additional advanced imaging or other tests to verify your condition.

Provide information about treatment options. Not every doctor or hospital has access to the most advanced technology or has the specialized training to perform minimally invasive surgery. We may be able to suggest a minimal-access alternative to open surgery that your doctor is not able to provide.

Assess your risk. Different treatment options carry different risks, often depending on the age and general health of the patient, the patient’s medical history, and the family history. Our second opinion report will assess your risk based on your own individual situation.

Getting a second opinion from one of our surgeons is a means of empowering and educating yourself about your condition and your options. The ultimate decision is yours to make, but rest assured that our experts are standing by to help you make the right choice.

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