When it comes to neurological issues, it is not uncommon for a person to want confirmation of their diagnosis via a second opinion. In fact, most medical establishments strongly suggest seeking a second opinion to help further inform major decisions like undergoing surgery.
Getting a second opinion is not only part of your rights as a patient in charge of your own health, but it can be a great way to get another perspective on your condition, further explore your options, obtain new/different information from an additional expert or simply confirm the validity of your first doctor’s recommendation(s). Generally speaking, having a second opinion on your condition and surgical options can give you the valuable peace of mind of knowing you’ve thoroughly considered your choices and discussed them with two qualified experts.
There are many situations in which you may want to seek a second opinion, including:
- If surgery is recommended for a non-emergency condition
- If you are still concerned about the risks of a particular procedure
- If you feel you aren’t yet well informed on all your options
- If you would like the opinion of a doctor with certain qualifications your first doctor did not have
- If you feel a second doctor may disagree, and/or would prefer the confirmation of two agreed experts
If your condition is considered an emergency and your doctor has stressed that surgical action must be taken immediately to prevent a life-threatening situation, DO NOT WAIT to obtain a second opinion. The most important thing in such a delicate situation is to get yourself and your health out of immediate danger.
If you live in the Frisco, TX area and have been diagnosed with a neurological condition for which a doctor has recommended surgery, our practice is happy to provide a second opinion to help further inform your decision. If you would like to meet with Dr. Neece to discuss a diagnosis and/or surgical recommendation that was given to you by another doctor, contact our office at your earliest convenience to set up an appointment.