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Second opinion

Surgery or no surgery? What are the alternatives? You can get a neutral second opinion as soon as your doctor suggests surgery. It’s our way of helping you with what can be a difficult decision.

The advantages for you

  • You find out what alternatives there are to surgery.
  • You feel more confident about making a decision.
  • Your situation will be assessed by proven experts in the field.
  • A second opinion is free of charge if you have supplementary Medical Costs Insurance with CSS or Intras.

How to get a second opinion

Get a second opinion online

Get a second opinion online in around 10 days. This offer applies to operations in the field of orthopaedics, vascular and abdominal disease, neurosurgery, urology and cardiac surgery. Emergency surgery is excluded.

Organise the second opinion yourself

You are free to get a second opinion from a doctor of your choice – but please contact us by telephone first. Here, too, you can get a second opinion for all specialist areas except oncology.

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