When you face a medical problem, or potential need for major surgery, the best practice in modern medicine is to have an independent super-specialist review the situation.
This is called a second opinion.
What kind of experts do we bring to solve your situation?
Second opinion is usually done by a highly specialized physician who sees thousands of similar situations every year. Such doctor is well-versed in the nuances of diagnosis and state of the art treatment for the problem you are facing.
Whether the medical challenge you are facing is common or rare, there are usually 3 to 10 doctors somewhere in the world who spend their entire professional lives researching, diagnosing, and treating exactly this particular problem.
Moreover, such super-specialists often are very interested how your other medical issues relate to a problem at hand. Their expertise fits your exact problem and its context like the key fits the lock.
These are the experts we find for you and bring their brilliant minds and experience to bear on your situation.
They are the best experts to share with you ideas and plans how to solve your medical problem in the best way.
How We Help You
We help you make the right decisions in any medical situation by doing the following:
- We find, based on precise details of your medical case, top independent clinical specialists whose knowledge and experience perfectly fit your specific situation;
- We match you with such specialists, who may be located anywhere in the world;
- We carefully gather and digitize all your data and prepare a detailed written clinical case. We present your clinical case for review by these specialists;
- We gather, discuss, and present experts’ opinions to you – together with additional information that provides background and context for the specialists’ views. This helps you understand all of the nuances of your medical situation.
You now know the most precise and complete diagnosis and you have the best plan of treatment crafted personally for you by world’s top medical specialists. You can discuss this treatment plan with your local doctors and get treated locally, being confident that you are getting the best treatment. Or you may choose to be treated by a regional or national expert in your condition.
In any situation, you will be confident in taking the best road back to full health.
You Do Not Need to Travel Anywhere
Nearly 100% of diagnostic and treatment decisions in modern medicine are done by studying results of objective tests, such as CT, MRI, PET, ultrasound, electrical signals – from brain, heart, muscles, and nerves, and laboratory data.
Experts review your original diagnostic studies, detail any potential uncertainties about your diagnosis, and outline the best standards of treatment for your medical condition. They also provide a view on prognosis and expected recovery time.
Instead, independent second opinion by precisely matched world-class medical expert ensures that your physicians are following the best practices for your condition. This is crucial to understand, because it is not automatically guaranteed that any given patient receives the best standard of care – even in countries with well-developed health systems, such as the US, UK, and other Western European countries.
Best Quality of Medical Care is Not Automatically Guaranteed
For example, a study of over 13,000 ovarian cancer patients in the United States showed – to quote New York Times – that “only 37 percent received the care recommended in guidelines set by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of 21 major cancer centers”.
“Only 37% of patients received the recommended care for their disease”
Another study found that for a broad range of conditions only 55% received care that met quality guidelines. The probability that every patient receives care that meets best current quality standards should not equal the odds of getting heads or tails when you flip a coin.
Here is a third example: in a recent analysis of 330 cancer cases by a major US institution, 12% of the cases reviewed resulted in changes in diagnosis, while 90% resulted in either a new treatment plan or a significant change in a prior treatment plan.
In other words, for 40 people in this study cancer diagnosis was wrong!
It means, by definition, that any treatment these 40 patients received was wrong too. Cancer treatments are toxic and expensive. Confirming and detailing the nuances of a diagnosis is the key to successful treatment of any disease.
In the UK, 87% of all heart attack patients do not receive all recommended interventions, according to recent British Heart Foundation-funded analysis of 400,000 heart attack patients in Great Britain. “If all heart attack patients had received all of the recommended interventions, 32,765 (29%) deaths may have been prevented over the 10-year period” – read the widely publicized study conclusion.
A second opinion from top expert precisely matched to all nuances of your medical problem can help guide your care according to world’s best standards – for any medical condition.