Children's Hospital Colorado

Getting a Second Opinion for Surgery from Children’s Hospital Colorado

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If you’ve been told your child needs surgery, you want to be sure of two things – first, that it’s absolutely necessary, and second, that you find the best surgeon and care team possible. Children’s Hospital Colorado provides second opinions so you have the information to make certain that your child is receiving the best care.

What is a second opinion?

A second opinion allows our world-class pediatric surgeons to review your child’s diagnosis or treatment plan and offer their expert opinion about your care options and whether surgery is necessary. To get started, we collect your child’s health history in an initial informational phone call so we can direct your case to the medical expert specializing in your child’s condition and treatment. As the top-ranked pediatric hospital in the region, you can rest assured that you’ll get sound advice about possible alternative treatments, or about which of our surgical specialists can best help your child.

Which surgical specialties offer second opinions?

The department you contact about a second opinion is based on your child’s condition and the treatment you are seeking. Once you connect with the appropriate department listed below, one of our medical experts will evaluate your child and provide a thorough assessment of your child’s condition or symptoms, including treatment options and recommendations.

Our pediatric surgical team offers second opinions in the following specialties:

Why you should get a second opinion for your child’s surgery

In surgery, medical knowledge, treatments and technology are advancing every day. Seeking guidance from more than one doctor or hospital helps to ensure that your child’s surgery is absolutely necessary. It also gives you peace of mind that your child will receive care from the most well-equipped hospital and the most experienced and knowledgeable pediatric specialists.

Why you should get a second opinion about surgery from Children’s Colorado

Children’s Colorado knows children. Our surgeons, doctors, nurses and all our caregivers see children exclusively and are all board-certified to treat kids. Children are different than adults in some very important ways and seeing more of them helps us know what to look for when diagnosing and treating children. Kids are still developing, their hearts beat faster, their bones are still growing, their immune systems are weaker and their airways are smaller. All these factors may make the difference between an incorrect diagnosis and a correct one. When it comes to surgery and your child, be sure that you are taking them to the best. Be sure to take them to Children’s Colorado for a second opinion.

Learn more about our second opinion program and how to request a second opinion from Children’s Hospital Colorado