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Second Opinion – Secmeds

Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre (RGCIRC) has collaborated with Secmeds Medical Solutions for the Second Opinion services.

Just register and upload your reports at www.secmeds.org or call 9870263903, 9958836297 and get an Opinion within 3 working days.

RGCIRC has partnered with Secmeds Medical Solutions for facilitating Second Opinion. World class experts at RGCIRC through www.secmeds.org can review your records and help you in taking an informed decision about the appropriate treatment path.

Pre-requisites of obtaining Second Opinion:

  • Share complete information, investigation reports, treatment taken, other opinions if any
  • Select or write the specific question that you have for the Expert

How to get a Second Opinion from Secmeds?

It is easy to get a Second Opinion on a patient’s medical condition through Secmeds. Please follow the three steps below.

Step 1: Register at www.secmeds.org and create your account

Fill in the patient information on the provided format. Go through the terms and conditions. Once you agree to seek a medical Second Opinion through Secmeds, upload your reports, investigations, prescriptions and advice till date. Post your question clearly.

You can be rest assured that your uploaded reports and information will remain safe with us and will not be shared with any unintended person.

Step 2: Get your Second Opinion report within 3 working days

In straight forward cases, where no further reports/ queries are required, you will get an expert opinion within 2/3 business days from a national level expert.  If the opinion is requested from an international expert, it may add 5 more business days due to different time zones.

In case of multiple reviews such as pathology/ radiology, etc., additional days will be required and you will be informed.

Secmeds team will connect regularly with you until your expert opinion is obtained.

Once your report is ready, it will be uploaded on our website and also sent to the email address that you have provided.

If you still have a question, please contact us at secmeds@secmeds.org or call 9870263903, 9958836297 or 011-41761198, 011-26137500 between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Saturday.

Can anyone get a Second Opinion from Secmeds?

Yes. Every patient has a right to access the latest advancements and technology in managing his/her illnesses. At Secmeds, we provide medical Second Opinion for all patients. For those patients who cannot afford the fee, we can arrange to get an opinion at reduced cost or free of charge.

Please note that Secmeds provides Second Opinion only for chronic illnesses or where planned surgery is recommended by the treating physician. For acute illnesses please take advice from your treating physician.

How soon can I get an online Second Opinion?

Generally it takes 2 business days for a case to be examined, reviewed and reported. We ensure providing your report from a national expert within 2/ 3 business days. In case a review is requested by an international expert, additional 5 days will be required.

Are my payment and medical records safe with Secmeds Medical Second Opinion?

Yes. The data that you share with us is protected as per the privacy laws in the country. Your personal information is safe with us.

Will my treating doctor be upset if I ask for a Second Opinion?

Seeking expert medical Second Opinion is a normal practice for critical illness globally and is aimed at helping you take an informed decision. Your treating doctor should not object to it.

What is the cost of Secmeds Medical Second Opinion service?

In most cases the cost of Second Opinion will be Rupees 2000 (Rupees two thousand only), if a national level expert provides an opinion. In case you wish to get an opinion from an international consultant, the fee will be equivalent to $ 300. If any additional tests or reviews are required, there could be an additional cost.

Additional follow up tele-conference, meeting will be allowed at an extra cost.

If extensive discussions need to occur with other specialists (e.g., radiologist, surgical oncologist, radiation oncologist), or if a patient/ physician requests combined Oncology, Radiology and Pathology review, then additional fees will apply. In such a case, separate specialists’s opinions/ reports will be given, for example, from specialists in radiology, pathology and oncology. COMBINED Review fee will be: Rs 4000 (Rupees four thousand only)

Pathology Review Only – Includes pathology material review/ when slides are to be reviewed. Fee to be paid will be Rs 2000 (Rupees two thousand only), plus additional costs if ancillary processing (e.g., staining, immuno histo- chemistry, block cutting) is required for a more precise diagnosis.

Radiology Review Only – Includes review of CT/ CAT Scan and MRI review. Fee to be paid: Rs 2000 (Rupees two thousand only)

What is the benefit of getting a Second Opinion from Secmeds?

Secmeds is partnering with leading institutions in India and abroad for providing the expert medical Second Opinion. The clinicians providing the expert opinion are leading experts in their respective clinical domain. This platform enables you  to get the access to the senior clinicians to have your case reviewed and provide expert opinion without the pains to travel to those institutions and wait for getting those appointments.

Secmeds offers the unique opportunity of involving your treating physicians also as part of the discussion, if you desire so. This will ensure that you will continue to get treated by your physician under expert advice from senior clinicians providing the expert opinion.

Secmeds being a social venture offers its service at low prices while not compromising on the quality of delivery. We adopt a very patient centric approach and are sensitive to the patient needs.

How is Secmeds different from other online health portals?

There are a number of online services providing different medical information.  Some link the patients to doctors while some provide tele-medicine solutions. At Secmeds we support patients and/ or treating physicians in providing state of the art treatment options for chronic diseases including cancers. Secmeds affiliated super specialists at Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Center (RGCIRC), Asia’s premier exclusive tertiary care cancer centre, offer the unique advantage of cutting edge technology. This potent combination of man and machine ensures world-class cancer care to not only patients from India, but also from across the world. The Institute offers super specialized tertiary care services in Medical, Surgical and Radiation Oncology, streamlined into dedicated Site-Specific teams. Super Specialists at RGCI&RC practice an organ specific multi-disciplinary approach to cancer diagnosis and treatment, with the Tumor Board acting as a Second Opinion clinic for cases that are more critical than others.

Secmeds has well developed quality assurance process with peer expert reviews for ensuring that the expert opinion provided through our platform has highest level of reliability and is evidence based.

Secmeds has a patient counsellor assigned to every person seeking Second Opinion. The counsellor will help the patient navigate through the processes, and get the needed expert opinion for themselves or their treating physicians.

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