Second Opinion for Hysterectomy or Other Gynecologic Surgery

Feeling uneasy about heading to surgery? Answers to questions about when you should get a second opinion for hysterectomy/Gynecologic Surgery. Reproductive endocrinologist gynecologist Gerald V. Burke, MD Voorhees NJ

Occasionally, a woman has a gynecologic problem for which surgery is recommended. While at first glance this may appear to be the best solution to the problem, you may feel “uneasy” about it. So, how do you know if you should get a second opinion for your hysterectomy or other gynecologic surgery?


Second opinion for my hysterectomy or gynecologic surgery

How can you be sure that you are making the right decision?


How do you know that you have been presented with all of your treatment options along with a realistic understanding of the chances for success in your personal situation?


While consulting family and friends or searching the Internet may provide further insights, none of these will enhance your understanding and insights like a consultation with an experienced surgeon for a “Second Opinion.”


Questions to consider

The value of a well-considered and complete second opinion is magnified in the setting of the “business model” of medicine so frequently encountered today.

  • Surgeons typically limit surgical informed consent to less than 20 minutes. This is hardly sufficient for a patient to understand and make critical decisions regarding a  surgical procedure.
  • A full review of records permits us to consider all of your treatment options. 
  • These options are presented clearly in the light of personal clinical facts that lead to the surgical recommendations.
  • Conversations include a thorough discussion of the chances of success and the inherent risks of the procedure.
  • All possible treatment choices are discussed.


When Should I Get a Second Opinion for My Hysterectomy or Other Gynecologic Surgery?

Informed decision

An unhurried and relaxed second opinion permits surgery to be fully discussed and understood by the patient.


This can go a long way towards allaying anxieties and assuring confidence that surgery is in the patient’s best interest.


Is the proposed surgery the best choice?

This decision will become obvious as the discussion unfolds. Alternatively treatments  may come to light at this time. Nonsurgical options are considered and may be more appropriate than the proposed surgery.


A second opinion that includes a physical examination, when indicated, significantly lessens the chance of a misdiagnosis. Surgery performed for the wrong reason won’t solve the problem.


Second opinions require all of your records that are part of the decision-making process for surgery. This record review and consultation visit will take 60 to 90 minutes.  


Dr Burke is a fellowship trained and experienced gynecologic surgeon. He provides independent second opinions for gynecologic surgery.  Dr. Burke will give you clarity and understanding for your proposed solution. The independence of his practice permits him to provide the time, care and consideration you want from a valuable second opinion.



If you are uneasy about a gynecological surgery and want to have a comprehensive evaluation, do not hesitate and call now to schedule an appointment with Dr. Burke.

Call us at 856-429-2212

Gerald V. Burke, Reproductive Endocrinologist, Infertility, Gynecology & Other Women's Health Issues. Voorhees, New Jersey

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