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International Patient Services: Second Opinion Services

UC San Diego Health offers second opinion medical consults for patients and physicians outside the United States who want to explore all possible care options or confirm an existing treatment plan from a local physician.

Our physicians and surgeons will work with you to review your medical history and diagnostic records, and explain your recommended course of treatment. We can work directly with your local physician or provide a written summary of our recommendation for your records. A video visit is possible only if the patient requesting a second opinion has a local physician who will attend the telemedicine discussion to ensure the visit is a doctor-to-doctor review. Written second opinions may go directly from a UC San Diego Health physician or surgeon to a patient.

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Step 1: Download and Complete Second Opinion Forms

Step 2: Gather and Submit Medical Records and X-rays

Step 3: Submit Materials to UC San Diego Health

Step 4: Patient Case is Reviewed by UC San Diego Health Physician or Surgeon

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