Oct 01, 2013 - 6:14 pm
I hear on this forum again and again about how important it is to get a second (third, even fourth) opinion, if the first surgeon's opinion was a "no" to resection of liver mets. You've got me convinced. I am now researching about good liver surgeons who are known to have taken up "unresectable" cases. I need your help, dears:
1. How expensive is it to get a second opinion? We might have to pay out of pocket. Our oncologist says getting a second opinion is expensive, and can cost 10,000. Does that sound reasonable?
2. In order to get an opinion from a different liver surgeon, do you just contact the other doctor and send him/her the necessary scan/test results? Or does your oncologist refer you to another doctor?
3. Do you know any website that has information about the quality of liver surgeons? Do you know good doctors yourselves?
Any advice, information will be greatly appreciated!