A second opinion on shoulder surgery is best achieved through a comprehensive, in-person clinical evaluation. To make the most of your appointment, it’s important to bring the following (or have them sent in advance):
- Copies of any previous X-rays, MRI scans, or CT scans (you’ll need to request the actual films and report directly from your physician)
- Copies of the operative reports and/or clinic notes for any previous shoulder surgeries
- A list of your current medications, including dosages and frequency
Dr. Hovis and the staff at the Arizona Center for Hand Surgery also offer a “concierge service” for long distance (out-of-town and international) patients. You can have an initial remote consultation in which they help to arrange for a multi-day visit, where you might receive additional diagnostic tests.
Dr. Hovis works with you to provide a comprehensive and accurate diagnosis as well as a treatment plan to allow you to return to your regular routine as quickly as possible.
If you need a second opinion about your shoulder diagnosis, contact the Arizona Center for Hand to Shoulder Surgery for an in-person or remote consultation with Dr. Hovis today.