Need a Second Opinion?
We understand it can be confusing and frightening when faced with any medical treatment.
Getting a second opinion is often a good idea.
A Clear Understanding
Knowing all your options, and asking more questions should be part of the decision process. A second opinion can also help provide peace of mind.
Getting a second opinion from another specialist will not offend your current doctor, it is simply a means of empowering and educating yourself about your condition and your options.
All Options Should Be Considered
Our service is like a Medical Concierge that aims to show insights, and possibly either confirm or expand your treatment choices. These can include:
Minimally invasive procedures, and
New technologies available today
It would not be unwise for any patient to seek a second opinion from another Specialist Phlebologist.
Vein Clinic Sydney’s Concierge Program
Our Second Opinion Program can provide you with either:
In-person Second Opinion Appointments or,
Remote service called Review and Report.
Both approaches offer a thorough review of your previous images, diagnosis, and an evaluation of your recommended treatment path, followed by a written report.
Your goal is to gain clarity and work with a team of experts who can guide you on your decision path.
Remote Review and Report
Our expert Review and Report process will offer
Confirm Your Diagnosis
Suggest additional tests.
Some 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 Treatment Options
Provide information about your treatment options.
Not every doctor or hospital has access to all technology or has the specialised 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.
Treatment options often depend on a patient’s age and general health, medical and family history.
Our second opinion report will assess your risk based on your own individual situation.
Make a recommendation
Our written report will recommend a course of treatment that our experts believe is best for you.
Typically your report can be available within two to three days of receiving your images.
NB: Please remember that a second opinion based only on images and medical records is necessarily limited to what is contained in those files. It cannot replace an in-person medical evaluation by one of our doctors.
If you would prefer to make an appointment with one of our doctors for a second opinion, please call to make an appointment.
The ultimate decision is yours to make, but rest assured that our experts are standing by to help you make the right choice.
Our Scope of Opinions
Our clinic can provide expert second opinions on a wide range of vascular conditions, including:
Swollen Legs and Ankles
Deep Vein Thrombosis