Get a second medical opinion from an expert doctor about your condition
When you are faced with a new medical diagnosis, it is common to feel confused. It can be very difficult to make decisions when it comes to your health and medical care, especially when you have to choose between several treatment options. How do you know that you have been correctly diagnosed or that you are making the right treatment choices?
It makes sense to get a second opinion when you are faced with a life-changing or even life-threatening medical problem.
Med Assistance Tunisia offers a comprehensive second medical opinion service to reassure people who have concerns or doubts about their current diagnosis, those who may be dissatisfied with the treatment they have been recommended and wish to explore other treatment options or those who simply have unanswered questions.
The types of second medical opinion services we offer include:
Medical Record Examination:
One of our medical specialists can review the medical history of your diagnosis and provide you with a written report with their opinion on the most appropriate treatment.
Examination of medical records and images:
Our specialist doctors and surgeons work with radiologists to review both the medical history of your diagnosis and the scanned images to provide you with a written report with their opinion on the most appropriate treatment.
When should you consider a second medical opinion?
When you receive a new medical diagnosis, it can often be frightening or overwhelming for you and your family. This is particularly the case for a complex or life-threatening illness. Sometimes doctors may have differing opinions on whether an invasive or more conservative treatment approach is better, and you may be unsure of how to proceed. Below are some of the circumstances in which you may want to consider a second medical opinion:
For serious conditions: A second medical opinion is usually associated with very serious conditions, such as cancer. It may certainly be appropriate to seek a second medical opinion in these circumstances, particularly if the prognosis is poor or the recommended treatment plan involves high risk factors.
For complex conditions: If your condition is very complex or rare, if it has taken a long time to get a diagnosis or if your diagnosis has changed several times, it may also be a good idea to seek expert advice.
For high-risk treatments: You may want to consider a second medical opinion for high-risk operations or any treatment that could have lifelong consequences. In these circumstances, it may be best to discuss all available options with several doctors before proceeding.
For invasive joint surgery: As modern science has evolved, approaches to joint surgery have changed considerably. Invasive surgeries are increasingly being replaced by minimally invasive procedures. It may be beneficial to get a second medical opinion and in some circumstances you may be able to avoid surgery by changing your lifestyle or taking a more conservative approach to treatment.
When you have had excessive physiotherapy/chiropractic or alternative medicine: It may be time to seek a second medical opinion if your symptoms do not show signs of improvement over a long period of time, despite regular treatment, particularly if you have had excessive physiotherapy or alternative medicine. This could mean that the treatment is only providing temporary relief and is not a cure.
When something is wrong: Patients know their bodies. If your instincts tell you that the proposed treatment is not the right option for you, a second medical opinion may give you peace of mind.
Cost of an online consultation for a second medical opinion
Payment for a second medical consultation in Tunisia is made by direct debit. We ask the patient to fill in the credit card authorization form. We will not charge the credit card until we have confirmed with our medical team that the medical information that has been submitted is sufficient to provide the patient with a second medical opinion.
|2nd medical opinion consultation||60€|