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Second Opinion on Surgery
The main range of problems when this form of medical consultation is advisable and technically feasible, covers the following diseases: inflammatory diseases of digestive system and abdominal cavity, benign and malignant oesophagus, stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder and biliary tract, spleen, pancreas, thyroid gland neoplasms; haemorrhoids, umbilical and inguinal hernias.
A surgeon, involved in giving a second opinion, makes a conclusion about his agreement with the previous diagnosis, or questions its correctness on the basis of incomplete examination or different interpretation of its results. In the latter case are to be given the proposals for further diagnostic measures. An important aspect of the remote second opinion procedure is the assessment of therapeutic options and suggestions for the further treatment and observation tactics.
The consulting doctor gives an opinion on the conservative or surgical treatment advisability. He can also, by the presence of a complete diagnostic picture, recommend a treatment plan.
Remote consultations in general surgery are carried out in order to obtain a second opinion on the established or presumptive diagnosis of digestive tract and abdominal organs diseases, interpretation of the prior results of clinical, laboratory, ultrasound, radiological CT, MRI or nuclear (PET, scintigraphy) examination, to receive recommendations for further treatment and diagnostic tactics.
Second opinion could be helpful in obtaining of recommendations for complementing diagnostics and determining the optimal timing and methods of surgical intervention and / or adjuvant therapy.
Remote second opinion in the paediatric surgery, especially in the field of congenital chest and abdominal pathology, allows to confirm the diagnosis, to obtain medical recommendations for further conservative or surgical treatment, its scope, optimal timing and stages.
The possibilities of getting a second opinion may be limited by patients with acute processes, requiring urgent treatment.
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