Thanksgiving dinner is the ultimate family feast. Overeating turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, glazed sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie has become a national pastime.
Any discomfort in a prescribed diagnosis or treatment plan should prompt another opinion. Patients can be their own advocate and find the most appropriate physician for their suspected disease.
If you have problems with your pancreas — pancreatic cancer or pancreatitis, for example — surgery may provide some good options for treatment.
Patients can experience multiple benefits from obtaining a MyConsult Online Medical Second Opinion Consultation. Cleveland Clinic physicians Jason Knight, MD and R. Douglas Orr, MD say the physicians who provide these second opinion reports can enjoy multiple advantages as well.
Minimally invasive surgery – which came to the Cleveland Clinic 18 years ago – evolved to become the standard of care for isolated aortic and mitral valve disease.
Seeking out a second doctor can provide clarity and a sense of reassurance.
The thought of having brain surgery can be frightening. Many people think of scars and a shaved head that such a procedure leaves behind. But for people with certain types of brain tumors, there’s now a unique surgical option that doesn’t leave a mark.
For many patients, it has become a routine part of the medical process: Get a diagnosis or treatment plan and then seek a second opinion.
If a biopsy shows that you have prostate cancer, there may be several ways to go with treatment. Some types are potentially 100 percent treatable and curable.
If you want advice on heart health, you ask a cardiologist. If you want to know why your Labrador is limping, you turn to your veterinarian. If you have questions about your diet — well, that’s another story.
In recent entertainment news, celebrities have talked about the importance of seeking a second medical opinion when you face a serious medical diagnosis.