It is your health. You deserve one.
No one cares about your health more than you. Seeking a second opinion contributes to your well-being and in some cases, it can SAVE YOUR LIFE! Whether it is a small proctologic condition such as hemorrhoids or fistula, a long-term issue like Crohn’s disease, or a life-threatening disorder like colorectal cancer, Dr. Maher Abbas believes that everyone deserves a second opinion. He is committed to providing you with the highest quality second opinion.
Why get a second opinion?
In order to receive the proper care, you need first to have the right diagnosis! Research studies and administrative data have shown that when patients seek a higher level of care, a significant number of them come in with the wrong diagnosis. In addition, for patients who present with the correct diagnosis, up to 50% have received the wrong or suboptimal treatment recommendations!
Getting a second opinion provides you with the opportunity to confirm your diagnosis and to ask all relevant questions which positively impact your health. Optimizing your medical or surgical treatment is of great benefit to you now and in the long run.
How do you get a second opinion?
Dr. Maher Abbas provides a second opinion consultation through a regular office visit or online (for international patients outside the UAE). He will review all your information including clinical history, laboratory findings, radiologic reports, and procedural/surgical notes. The clinic appointment length is usually up to 30 minutes.
If you would like to schedule a second opinion by visiting the clinic, call the numbers at the bottom of the webpage to schedule an appointment at one of the listed locations.
If you would like to schedule an online second opinion, send email request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Maher Abbas offers two different online options:
- Option 1: electronic review of all pertinent records and issue of written recommendations
- Option 2: in person interview through a media platform like Skype, review of all pertinent records, discussion about your condition including response to all your questions, and issue of written recommendations
Online second opinion charges are settled directly with the patient. Details will be emailed to you upon request.
What documents do you need for a second opinion?
In order for Dr. Maher Abbas to provide you with the best second opinion, kindly make available all documents you have including a summary of your symptoms and care received to date, imaging studies like CT and MRI scans, laboratory and pathology reports, and procedural notes for endoscopy and surgery.