Spine surgery is a major operation, and deciding whether or not to have it is a very personal decision. Yes, the surgeon can recommend surgery, but the final go ahead comes from you. To help you make your decision, you should be as informed as possible. That includes asking your surgeon as many questions as you need to fully understand the procedure.
Beyond asking your surgeon questions, you can and should ask another surgeon for a second opinion.
Dr Szabo has over 15 years of experience treating patient with spinal problems and he can provide you with expert advice. The Medical Second Opinion will:
You can obtain this opinion by booking an appointment at the consulting rooms at MediClinic Cape Town or using our online service from the comfort of your home, avoiding travel expenses and time away from your work and family.
If you want to start the process, please fill out the contact information below and you will be contacted shortly to guide you through the procedure. Dr Szabo will request your medical records and imaging studies (X-rays, CT scans, MRIs etc.) and all available relevant information. He will take your history over the phone. After a thorough review, he will prepare a report, discussing your condition, diagnoses and recommended treatment options. You can share the report with your family and doctor.
The cost of this service is determined by the complexity of the case and the preferred format of the medical second opinion. The cost typically ranges from R1500 to R5000.