Should we get a second opinion?

The short answer is yes.  

CAPPSKIDS believes that all families should seek a second opinion.  Even when you are confident in your child’s diagnosis, it is always reassuring to hear another surgeon’s perspective.  Of course there are times that this can cause some distress, especially if opinions vary.  But this is your opportunity to ask questions, hear about different techniques, recovery timelines, etc.

Every team will have their own technique specific to their experience.  You have the great opportunity to research and explore.  Don’t ever feel that you are being disloyal to your surgeon.  The best way to make an informed decision is to be as informed as possible.

Of course, not getting a second opinion does not make you wrong.  Once you are confident and comfortable, you will know.  Always follow your gut.  Education is power.  The more you know, the easier this will be.  

CAPPSKIDS.ORG can help expedite a second opinion anywhere in the country.  Simply email us the following:

  • Child’s name
  • Date of Birth
  • Parent Name
  • Location
  • Best Contact Number
  • Child’s diagnosis
  • Where child has been seen to date

Send to Info@cappskids.org