Flyer about the offer of a second opinion of Hirslanden
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Are you unsure about the treatment your doctor has recommended, or are you wondering if a drug or operation is really necessary and advisable? In such cases, a second opinion can ease your doubts and bring you confidence and security. An objective assessment of your first diagnosis by another specialist will ensure that you receive the best possible treatment.
Our specialists will be glad to provide you with a second opinion. In fact, you can even ask us for a second opinion online from the comfort of your own home. You can upload your medical documentation via a unique programme and fill in our specially-designed questionnaires to provide us with all the information we need.
You will receive a dossier from us with the following contents:
|Your specific enquiry||‘Is an operation unavoidable or are there other possible treatments?’|
|A summary of the medical documentation you have provided, such as reports and x-rays, as well as the accompanying diagnostics.||‘The most recent x-ray showed a small tear on the posterior horn of the medial meniscus (inner cartilage disc of the knee joint). The arthritis described in the results is not particularly pronounced.’|
|The second opinion itself: this is a final assessment of your diagnosis by a specialist, presented in language that a patient can easily understand. It will answer your enquiry, suggest possible alternative treatments, and recommend any further examinations needed to secure the correct diagnosis and treatment.||‘There is no need for the suggested operation. I recommend that you begin physiotherapy treatment […]. A number of recent studies have shown that the operation offers no advantages over more moderate therapy. Additionally, taking x-rays while you are standing up would allow us to correctly determine the pressure on the joint.’|
|And your specialist’s CV, and the profile of the clinic where you can seek treatment|
The cost for issuing a second opinion is CHF 900.
In case of an inpatient treatment via Hirslanden International, this amount will be deducted from the treatment costs.
The security of your data is of the greatest importance to us. When you transmit your documents online, they are protected and encrypted using an SSL certificate. However, please note that every online data transfer poses certain risks.
We collect, process and store your data for the purpose of preparing your second opinion. Your data is treated as entirely confidential and in strict compliance with Swiss data protection legislation. With the exception of the people involved in the preparation of your second opinion, we will never pass your data on to a third party.
You can find all further data protection information in the data protection policy.