I strive to help my patients understand their shoulder anatomy, conditions and treatment options. Many of my patients are looking for a second expert opinion on their shoulder diagnosis. Patients should feel comfortable getting a second opinion on their shoulder pain. It is important to understand treatment options, especially when surgery is a recommendation from another provider.
If you or a loved one feels uncomfortable with your surgeon's diagnosis, are in need of a revision surgery due to a failed surgical outcome, or if you feel rushed into the process, I recommend having another expert medical evaluation.
Second opinions are easier than ever with telehealth technology and online review of imaging studies. Another expert opinion can help build confidence in your healthcare decisions.
Simple questions to ask your surgeon:
- Are there other treatment options for my condition?
- What is the outcome if I decide not to do the surgery?
- Will the treatment improve my condition?
- What are the benefits and outcomes of the recommended procedure?
- What are the risks involved?
- How many of these procedures have you done?
Surgery isn't always the first or best treatment for shoulder pain. Various oral medications, injectables, and exercises can help improve shoulder function and alleviate your pain.
Consider choosing a provider that specializes in shoulder surgery and is board certified. If you are suffering from shoulder pain, schedule an in-depth consultation with Dr. Amir Jamali at www.jointpreservationinstitute.com.