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Why get a second opinion?

In one of every five cases, a second opinion yields a different diagnosis.

If your child has been diagnosed with a severe condition or illness, you deserve the most advanced care possible. Getting a second opinion is an easy and effective way to ensure that your child receives the treatment that is best suited to your particular needs.

A second opinion can confirm the diagnosis or allow you to discover other overlooked possibilities. It is also important to get a different perspective on the available treatment options.

You should certainly trust the expertise of your doctor. However, second opinions are a common and accepted practice in medicine. Even though you are under no obligation to mention that you are going to get a second opinion, there is no need to worry about offending your physician. Doctors understand that wanting a second opinion is not a judgment of their talent and know that second opinions provide valuable information to you when you're looking for the best treatment for your child.

With pediatric specialists who together offer a comprehensive range of medical expertise, Medical City Children's Hospital is the first place to go for a second opinion.

To get a second opinion from a Medical City Children’s Hospital physician, please call (972) 566-4566.