When To Get A Second Opinion

Asking for a second opinion is the standard for many important healthcare decisions including orthopedic care. When navigating a new diagnosis or addressing a chronic condition, getting a second opinion can give you options you didn’t realize you had.

  • 88% of people who sought a second opinion went home with a new or refined diagnosis.1
  • 7 out of 10 orthopedic surgeries without fracture-related care could have been avoided with a Regenexx procedure.2
Dr. Ahmad and a patient discuss all of her options.
Should I Get A Second Opinion?

Patient Reviews

A definite do!

I went from being in pain in my shoulder and elbow 24 hrs a day to feeling zero pain with three sessions of PRP with Regenexx, completely avoiding surgery and recovery time or side effects. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to avoid surgery.

- Donald

AVOID Surgery!

I would definitely recommend this option! Compared to surgery I have saved not only time but also my back from surgery.

- Preston

Thank You, Regenexx!

My only option was a total Knee Replacement and he gave me a 2 out of 3 chance that Stem Cell would help my Knee. 6 months after I have very little pain and around 85 percent recovery of my Knee. Thank you Regenexx!

- Aaron

Avoided lower back reconstructive surgery

I avoided surgery and my lower back feels better than it has in years. I have used Regenexx for my neck, lower back, hips and knees. I have always been completely satisfied with everything from the consultation to the procedure and definitely the outcome.

- Michelle

When To Get A Medical Second Opinion?

Seeking a second opinion is a good idea if:

  • You’ve been told your treatment options are invasive or high-risk, like surgery.
  • You feel uncomfortable about a diagnosis or recommended treatment plan from a doctor.
  • You aren’t satisfied with your current treatment plan.
  • You felt rushed through a doctor’s appointment or unheard.

Some of the most common medical conditions we review include:

Should I Get A Second Opinion?

Frequently Ask Questions About Getting a Medical Second Opinion

It’s not uncommon for people to worry about offending their first doctor’s feelings, especially if they have to ask them to share medical records, imaging, and other test results. While we can’t guarantee someone won’t get offended, it’s highly unlikely.

Concerns about hurting your doctor’s feelings should not stop you from getting the best medical opinion and treatment for your injury or condition. Knowing all of your options can help you better align your treatment with your personal goals and make an informed decision.

It depends on your particular case, which is why before scheduling an appointment with a Regenexx physician, we encourage potential patients to talk to one of our Regenerative Medicine Consultants. Our team is committed to helping you know all of your treatment options.

If you are ready to take the next step, please complete the form below and let us know when we can talk one-on-one about what you’re experiencing. After talking through your case and answering any questions you have, your Regenerative Medicine Consultant will help match you to the specialist who is right for your specific needs and schedule your Second Opinion appointment with that Regenexx physician.

Please complete the form below and let us know when we can talk one-on-one about what you’re experiencing.


1. Van Such M, Lohr R, Beckman T, Naessens JM. Extent of diagnostic agreement among medical referrals. J Eval Clin Pract. 2017; 23: 870-874. doi:10.1111/jep.12747 [PubMed / Google Scholar]

2. Regenexx Patient Outcome Data. Regenexx.com. Accessed December 8, 2021.

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