An expert voice in your time of need
- Online medical second opinions
- Access to a global network of expert doctors
- Full medical case, diagnosis, and treatment evaluation
- Dedicated 24/7 personal assistance
MEDIGO second opinion is confidence in your diagnosis and treatment options
Request a second opinion and let us do the rest! We will prepare your medical case history and match you to a shortlist of experts
Your case is evaluated by a world-class medical expert
Receive a detailed second opinion for your diagnosis and treatment options
45% of patients had a change in diagnosis and/or treatment options after their second opinion.*US Second Opinion survey July 16, 2015
EXPERT DOCTORS EVALUATE YOUR CASE
Our global network of world-class physicians covers all major medical specialties
Martin Adel Makary, M.D., M.P.H.
General Surgery | Pancreas Surgery
Professor and Chief of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Laparoscopic pancreas surgery pioneer
Advisor to WHO, New York Times best-selling author
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Krishna Moorthy, M.D., M.S., FRCS
Cancer Surgery | Bariatric Surgery
Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Surgeon
Upper gastrointestinal cancer expert
Member of WHO surgical safety group
Imperial College Healthcare
Andreas Pascher, MD, PhD, MBA, FEBS
Gastrointestinal Surgery | Transplant Surgery
Professor, Vice Chair of Department of Surgery, Multiorgan Transplant Program Director. Founder of the first German intestinal and multivisceral transplant program.
Charité University Hospital, Germany
“MEDIGO was the right choice. The oncologist explained my diagnosis and treatment options in detail.”
Eva received a second opinion for breast cancer
- Matched to an expert doctor
- Diagnosis and treatment evaluation
- 48 hour turn-around time*
- 100% satisfaction guarantee
$ 1,399 per second opinion
*A written second opinion is delivered within 48 hours after submission of your medical records
Frequently Asked Questions
A second opinion is a complete evaluation of your medical history, your diagnosis, and your treatment plan by a medical specialist. The consulting physician will either confirm your diagnosis and treatment or recommend an alternate diagnosis and/or treatment plan. This physician may recommend that you undergo additional diagnostic tests. Research has shown that between 20% and 60% of patients have a change of diagnosis or treatment plan after their second opinion.
We believe that you always have the right to request a second opinion. Generally speaking, patients request a second opinion anytime that they are uncertain about their diagnosis or if their treatment options are complicated, risky, or unpleasant. You may like to consider a second opinion in particular when: - your doctor recommends a major surgery - you have been diagnosed with a life threatening condition - you have been diagnosed with a rare disease or prescribed a long-term prescription - your doctor is uncertain about your condition or diagnosis - your doctor recommends a treatment option which you are unsure about
Our global network of expert physicians covers all major medical specialties including general surgery, cardiology, oncology, neurology, orthopedics, dentistry, ophthalmology, and gynecology. In the rare case that we don’t have the right specialist in our network of 350 hospitals and clinics, we promise to find you a specialist that is right for your case.
In order to provide you with a second opinion, a medical specialist will need: - Your current diagnosis - Any supporting documentation, such as MRI or diagnostic tests - A description of any medical treatment you have already undergone - Your past medical history, including chronic illness, allergies, surgeries, and prescription medication - Specific questions you have for your second opinion
The MEDIGO second opinion doctors are the world’s experts in their specialties. They work at the world’s leading hospitals, conduct clinical research to pioneer diagnosis and treatments, are leaders within their professional associations, and teach at the top medical universities.
As soon as you have submitted your request and finalized your medical case file, the second opinion should be delivered back to you within 48 hours. To ensure that this process is as fast possible for you, the experienced (and friendly!) Care Team assist you with the medical case history preparation. Based on an initial review of your case, our in house medical doctor will match you to several medical specialists. You then have the opportunity to choose which specialist will provide your second opinion. This medical specialist will review your case and write a the second opinion. Once it is complete, you will receive an email notification and PDF version of your second opinion. If you’d like, we are also happy to send the second opinion to you by post.
It is certainly a good idea to share any additional medical opinions you receive with your treating physician. Many doctors appreciate input from their colleagues and will be happy that you have chosen to take an active role in your healthcare decisions.
Yes, provided that you have that person’s permission and/or are the patient's legal guardian. In order to request a second opinion you need to be able to provide medical records which reflect the patient’s current diagnosis and current treatment plan, supporting documentation (such as MRI or diagnostic tests), and a comprehensive medical history.