TrustMed’s Second Opinion is a service in which the patient or the patient’s medical documents are reviewed by an expert in a relevant medical specialty, providing an additional medical opinion with respect to diagnosis and suggested treatment.
Why is it important to get a second opinion?
Receiving a second opinion is of the utmost importance, and is a valuable tool in the hands of the patient when deciding on the nature of medical treatment, as well as the location. In many cases, consulting with another medical professional can mean the difference between success and failure since an incorrect diagnosis or treatment protocol can cause irreparable damage.
A second opinion can bring to light a different variety of tools that can be used for diagnosis and treatment, and which can confirm whether the recommended treatments are indeed the best ones for your case.
The doctor or lab supplying the second opinion may have access to technology or knowledge unavailable to your consulting physician and this may enable us to suggest a more suitable solution.
For example, a doctor from your native country may suggest an invasive surgical technique due to a lack of familiarity with a technique used in Israel that can produce better results or a shorter recuperation period.
It is important to emphasize that a second opinion is meant to increase the patient’s options and to provide a feeling of confidence that the chosen treatment is the right one for you.
How do second opinions work in TrustMed?
TrustMed Israel offers second opinions at every stage of the diagnosis and treatment process, given by experts at an international level.
Second Opinions at the diagnostic stage
TrustMed Israel offers diagnostics for patients starting with a thorough review of their medical records and in depth analysis of the patient’s medical test results. Medical experts will review the quality of the tests and re-evaluate the diagnosis. If necessary, additional and more advanced tests will be ordered.
Second Opinions on the quality of medical tests and pathological results
TrustMed Israel has the ability to perform laboratory testing using the most technologically advanced methods. In many cases, these advanced methods mean higher resolution results, which translate to clearer and more accurate medical observations. Thus, the patient can rule out or confirm the conclusions his or her doctors have reached.
Second opinions on the recommended treatments
TrustMed Israel is up-to-date with the most advanced tools and methods in the world. This allows TrustMed to offer patients unique treatment options in order to bring about positive results with faster recovery times.
Advantages of TrustMed’s Second Opinions
The TrustMed team is made up of doctors with vast clinical experience.
Using the details presented in your application, the team is able to determine your correct medical needs and, with their vast network of senior doctors, the team can track down the most suitable expert for each individual case.
The team can coordinate second opinions, even in those cases in which the knowledge of a number of relevant experts is needed.
It’s never too late!
We at TrustMed don’t believe in giving up, because a medical statement isn’t always the last word. The fact that one doctor has expressed an opinion doesn’t mean that there is no cure! Sometimes it just means that there is a cure that your doctor doesn’t know about yet.