Why request a second opinion from the Department of Pediatric Surgery
Our team focuses exclusively on surgery for children. They have performed thousands of surgeries for a variety of different conditions. Their experience working with children helps them identify the best surgical plan for each child and their unique condition. In addition to experience, we use techniques that help us perform optimal surgery, like using minimally invasive surgery and anesthesiologists who are trained to work with children.
While being able to develop the right surgical plan is important, it’s also important to know when surgery may not be necessary. Having diagnosed conditions and performed surgery for more children than any children’s hospital in the Rocky Mountain region, the pediatric surgery team at Children’s Colorado knows exactly what to look for to help you make the most informed decision.
What specialties or programs offer a second opinion?
The Department of Pediatric Surgery provides second opinions on a range of conditions, including:
We also offer second opinions for specialties such as:
Learn more about the conditions we treat
For any questions about what conditions we treat, please call 720-777-6571.
Choosing the right second opinion provider for your child
From the specialized instruments they use to the additional training they’ve received, our surgeons, doctors and nurses all specialize in working with kids. Whether you’re looking for a second opinion on a common surgery, or one more complex, our Department of Pediatric Surgery has surgical experts who have extensive experience diagnosing and treating children. After we learn about your child’s symptoms or diagnosis, we’ll decide which specialist is best suited to give them a second opinion.
What should I prepare before my second opinion call?
The more information you provide, the better second opinion we can provide. More information about your child’s condition also makes our process more efficient. Before your second opinion call, please have the following information ready:
Diagnosis: Your child’s diagnosis or suspected diagnosis and treatment plan
Diagnosing doctor: The diagnosing doctor’s name, address, phone and fax numbers
Operations: If your child has had surgery, what procedures have they had?
Health insurance status and information
Where will my child be seen for their in-person appointment?
Your child will be seen at the Department for Pediatric Surgery at our hospital on Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. If you have any questions or would like more information, call us at 720-777-6571 (then choose option #5).
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