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Should I get a 2nd opinion on my back problem before surgery?
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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Yes
If you have question regarding your diagnosis, need for surgery or understanding of the surgical procedure and is not satisfied with the answers from your treating doctor by all means obtain a second opinion.
If this would provide you with peace of mind before surgery do so. No surgeon will be upset if you desire s second opinion. It may make your recovery smoother and quicker.

In brief: Yes
If you have question regarding your diagnosis, need for surgery or understanding of the surgical procedure and is not satisfied with the answers from your treating doctor by all means obtain a second opinion.
If this would provide you with peace of mind before surgery do so. No surgeon will be upset if you desire s second opinion. It may make your recovery smoother and quicker.
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