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Physicians at the Digestive Healthcare Center offer second opinions, the process of seeking an evaluation by another medical specialist in the field.
Physicians at the Massachusetts General Digestive Healthcare Center review patients’ diagnoses and treatments during second opinion appointments. Second opinions benefit patients with complex digestive conditions as well as those who have common conditions but are seeking more information.
To request a second opinion, contact the access coordinator in the program related to your condition. Learn more about requesting an appointment
You can also request an appointment online by selecting the program related to your condition and completing our online appointment form:
Second opinions offer a different perspective on a condition that has previously been assessed. By asking a different physician to look at your case, you may learn new ways to treat your condition or simply obtain reassurance that your current treatment plan is the most appropriate.
Second opinion appointments are usually covered by health insurance, but we recommend that you contact your health insurance provider to verify prior to scheduling an appointment. You may also contact the Massachusetts General Hospital Financial Services Office at 617-726-2191 for additional assistance.
Once we receive your online appointment request, one of our access coordinators will call and ask you to:
Our specialists will do their best to avoid repeat testing, but there may be times when additional tests are needed in order to assess a condition. To avoid repeating a test, it is important that you obtain all available clinical information and records prior to making a second opinion appointment.
Massachusetts General Hospital Main Campus 55 Fruit Street Boston, MA 02114 Phone: 617-726-2000
Digestive Healthcare physicians are located at the main hospital on Blake 4 and at 165 Cambridge Street, adjacent to the main hospital. View a map with directions to the main campus
Parking is available at the Fruit Street, Parkman Street, Yawkey Center garages or at the Charles River Plaza parking lot. Valet service is also available at the entrances to the Wang and Yawkey buildings. View a map with available parking areas
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