Expert 2nd Opinion/Referral
Many patients require confidence in the original diagnosis made in their local hospital and often require reassurance this is correct and an exploration of alternative explanation. With our wide referral network, we are able to assess and confirm the original diagnosis or suggest additional diagnostic procedures and potential therapeutic avenues.
We have access to a wide range of advanced diagnostic techniques including immunohistochemical profiling with partners in the Royal Marsden Hospital, University College London, King’s College Hospital group and commercial molecular diagnostic profiling companies such as Champions Caris.
Our procedure is not to assess biopsies in isolation but to place the diagnosis in the context of the clinical background, investigations including imaging and biochemistry.
Consideration for the needs of the patient are paramount and we only choose investigations carefully according to clinical need to avoid unnecessary expense. Our aim is diagnostic excellence and to reassure patients that everything that can be done has been pursued.
The cost of assessments varies according to the level of complexity and amount of effort required to reach the conclusion, in consultation with physicians and surgeons caring for the patient.
Our reviews are confidentially transmitted to them and we undertake additional investigations at their recommendation and with the approval of the patient and/or those responsible for payment.
For further information please contact Gordon Stamp on 07860 821252.
For our Expert 2nd Opinion / Referral Service please complete our Sample Request Form.