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Second opinion service by leading German medical experts

Alternative to "medical tourism"

If you need a competent second opinion, follow the following steps:


Call us or fill in a contact form on our website and we will send you a special questionnaire and patient disclaimer form for telemedicine services.


Please send us the latest medical reports and scans that could be relevant to your case per email. To share the digital information (CT, MRI, PET-CT, X-rays, etc) you can use one of the cloud storage providers, like Dropbox. We will forward this information for evaluation to our specialists, who have a vast experience and expertise in such cases.


After determining a specialists and getting the necessary information, the clinic will issue an official letter of invoice, which will be forwarded to you. Upon payment, your case estimation begins.

Depending on the clinical case, the second opinion can be rendered either in a written form, via telephone or Skype.

Advantages of the "second opinion"

Diagnosis in 48 hours

In just 48 hours, the German doctor will diagnose and give advice on treatment

Without visas and flights

No flights, visas, hotels and other expenses! Get a translation of the conclusion without leaving home!

The best doctors of Germany

Leading professors, doctors of medical sciences in Germany

The accuracy of the diagnosis

Experts of world level. Minimum 12 years of study. Experience with the most difficult cases.

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Nowadays the best European clinics attempt to show that there are no boundaries for European medicine. «Second opinion» provides the unique opportunity for patients from all over the world to obtain prompt medical advice of the world level medical specialists in Germany. More than 80 German clinics and medical centers cooperate with the international department of the German Medical Group and support the “second opinion program”.

Getting a second opinion of experienced medical experts from Germany in absentia is a widespread practice in German medicine. Ordering the "second opinion" service from German doctors - Is not a "quota of mistrust" to your doctor. Independent evaluation of one more specialist allows to increase the accuracy of diagnosis and exclude errors in the choice of treatment. Specialists from Germany, Switzerland and Austria are willing to support the initiative: in order to analyze the diagnosis data, express an opinion or give advice on the presence of the patient is often not required. The advantages are obvious: simplicity, accessibility, budget!.

You can entrust the selection of the expert to our experienced managers by sending an application through the contact form here in the section, or to contact the experts represented in the section "Medical Services", as well as in the English version, for example, in the headings "Best Doctors".

You can at any time convenient for you

  • Get independent medical advice from a leading specialist
  • To check the correctness of the prescribed treatment
  • Clarify or refute a primary diagnosis
  • To assess the accuracy of laboratory tests and clinical studies
  • Make sure that your doctor is qualified enough for further treatment.

You can get advice from a specialist at a prestigious German clinic without leaving your home or office. Do not take a vacation, book tickets and hotel room. Take advantage of the "second opinion" service and be treated by leading German specialists!

Oncology: Second opinion is high important

It is simple: Second opinion saves time and money of clients, since you get an objective medical inquiry from at least one more expert, specializing in your clinical case. Besides, it is worth getting second opinion, if you have a complex surgical case or several treatment options are available. In particular, this service gives a real opportunity to

  • receive an additional consultation;
  • reduce travelling costs;
  • learn about alternative surgical or non-surgical care methods;
  • get objective and non-biased estimation of your condition;
  • avoid the unnecessary diagnostics and consequences of erroneous treatment
  • obtain remote medical counseling from the reputable specialists.

The processing of your case is highly confidential. Only the trustworthy medical experts have access to your health information and we inform you about his/ her name and specialization.

Cancer is complicated to manage and diagnose. Getting a second opinion in Germany helps to clear up the situation as quickly as possible and with the maximum precision. Only the board certified oncologists and radiologists are involved into the “second opinion program”.

Cancer Treatment: Second Opinion

Many patients from abroad want to seek second opinion, because they are not confident in doctor’s ability to treat cancer properly. Some cancer types are resistant to the definite types of therapy, which means that the treatment plan should be adjusted. In many cases second opinions lead patients to different cancer treatment opportunities which are

  • less invasive,
  • have fewer side effects
  • are more adjusted to their clinical case

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Second opinion in the case of hip pain: save the cost

Patients usually apply for second opinion at German orthopedic centers, clinics and departments, in case the surgical treatment is indicated. The top German orthopedic specialists offer qualified second opinion related to

  • Joint replacement
  • Foot & Ankle surgery
  • Hand, Wrist, Elbow or Shoulder Surgery
  • Spine Surgery/ Surgery on vertebral column
  • Meniscus surgery
  • General orthopedic issues (osteoarthritis management)
  • Arthroplasty
  • Postoperative problems.

Second opinion in the case of hip pain

Chronic hip or knee pain changes the life dramatically, limiting your ability to participate in normal daily activities. Pain in the hip can be caused by different reasons: osteoarthritis, bursitis, hip microcracks or fractures. If your physician offers you hip surgery or hip replacement to treat hip pain, it is a good idea to consult one more specialist. Mostly hip pain can be managed medically or in a minimally-invasive way (arthroscopic repair).

Second opinion in the case of knee pain

If knee pain interferes with your ability to move and live comfortably, it’s time to seek medical advice for a diagnosis. Pain of the knee can occur from tendonitis, ligament tears or osteoarthritis among other diagnoses. The reputable German orthopedic specialists will look into your case and will express their opinion on the general situation with the knee. All you need for getting a case estimation and professional advice is to send the imaging of knee as well as the laboratory tests.

Second opinion in the case of arthritis: arhtroscopy or joint replacement required?

Getting a second opinion is a good idea when it comes to the necessity of joint surgery. Joint replacement is a serious decision, which should be taken after getting at least two medical opinions at different medical centers. Sometimes the less-invasive surgeries, such as inflamed joint linings dissection or arthroscopic repairing of ligaments and cartilage help to avoid the massive surgery on joint replacement. The world-renowned specialists in orthopedics (doctors of medical sciences and professors) are chosen specifically for each patient case.

Cardiology. Second Opinion in Case of Heart Diseases

When it comes to heart surgery, German specialists encourage the “second” and even “third” opinion. The best German heart surgeons will make sure that the diagnosis is correct and you really need the surgical intervention on heart. Usually the patients apply for second opinion concerning the need of the following interventions:

  • Minimally Invasive Heart Bypass
  • Heart Valve Repair
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Ventricular Assist Device (VAD)
  • Transmyocardial Revascularization (TMR)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)

If you have a complex surgical case or some concomitant diseases, the specialists will also advise you on the softest and safest techniques of heart surgery in Germany.

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“Second Opinion” for General Surgery

If you need surgery, a second opinion could become decisive for you in answering the following crucial questions:

  • Are there really indications for surgical treatment?
  • Is there a need for additional surveys?
  • Whether surgery is necessary or are there alternative ways?
  • What are the medical forecasts in your individual case?
  • Will I have to rehab and how long it will take?

To have these questions answered, you will have to fill in the contact form and send us your existing medical records, scanned X-ray, ultrasound data, MRI etc.

Some patients apply to second opinion service in Germany, in case the surgery is risky for them. A German surgeon will look into your case and express his or her opinion regarding the necessity of surgery.

We endeavor the quickest solutions

We know that waiting for medical opinion is stressful and do our best to streamline the counselling process. Usually the whole process from STEP 1 to STEP 3 takes no longer than 1-2 days. In case of telehistology services this time may double (2-3 days), since the laboratory involves more than one expert for the evaluation of your histology tests. Usually the second opinion is issued per E-mail or in written form. It is also possible to discuss the results with the specialist by phone or via Skype.

We would like to contribute to your soft and quick recovery! Call the GMG hotline for more information about the “second opinion” service: +49 (7221) 39-65-785. Request the second opinion service today!

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