Mar 14, 2011 - 6:23 pm
We just went for our second opinion today. We live in New York. We started out in Mount Sinai because thats who did the surgery... LOVE the surgeon.. did not like the radiation doctor.
Mount Sinai plan: Tonsillectomy to see if we can find the source and then radiation.
Today we went to Memorial Sloan Kettering.. top dog for cancer treatment.. they made us the appointment with The Director of Head/Neck Oncology.
He also said he probably would NOT recommend tonsillectomy.. but will leave that up to surgeon. He also said we were in good hands either with him, mount sinai, or beth isreal.. and that we could stay with Sinai if we want.
Mom just came into my room.. two of her friends did "research" and recommended ANOTHER dr. at Beth isreael. He has * 20* years of experience and apparently the doctors at sloan we are going to only have 10 or 8. She wants the doctor with more experience even if they are going to tell her the same thing...
Should i give into her and try to make an apointment with him ALSO???? is she just shopping for a doctor who is going to give her BETTER news? I feel bad telling her no, but is going to a third hospital just wasting precious time??
Isn't it really the radiation doctor at this point who needs to be our most important player?