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Learning that you have a serious illness can be frightening and stressful. Some people find that asking another doctor about their disease, before undergoing a procedure or treatment, can often help them deal with the uncertainty and stress.
Professionals in many medical specialties offer second opinions, including in pathology.
Pathologists at UPMC are expert diagnosticians. We can review your biopsy specimen — even if it is from a hospital in another city or state — and provide a detailed report with an accurate and timely diagnosis to your doctor.
Your doctor is the person to ask about your pathology results. If you wish to seek a second opinion, you should talk with your doctor about how to proceed. Our department does not release pathology reports or other pathology information directly to patients.
Your doctor is a professional and will not be offended if you ask for a second opinion from our department. In fact, your doctor may find a second opinion helpful to confirm that he or she is selecting the best treatment options.
Take these steps to request a second opinion from a UPMC pathologist:
Learn more about UPMC Pathology Consultation Services and billing, or call us at 412-647-3720.
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