Undergoing surgery is a serious healthcare decision. Being confident in both your diagnosis and orthopaedic surgeon is important. A second opinion can reinforce the proposed treatment plan or present you with alternative treatment options. Either way you’ll have more information to help you make a smart decision. Who better to seek a second opinion from than a board-certified, fellowship trained, orthopaedic surgeon who is the chief of the Epstein Family Center for Sports Medicine at Keck Medicine of USC.
Dr. Frank Petrigliano is available to provide an orthoapedic second opinion by reviewing your healthcare records, MRIs and/or X-rays. In addition to being an expert on shoulder and knee surgery, Dr. Petrigliano is truly compassionate and an advocate for his patients.
Even if you do not live in the Los Angeles, Dr. Petrigliano can help. We’re fortunate to have patients travel to USC from around the world. Furthermore, if you’re simply in need of an expert second opinion, Dr. Petrigliano is happy to help.
The benefits of second opinions
After reviewing your case history, MRIs and/or X-rays, Dr. Petrigliano can provide you with:
- Additional knowledge about your diagnosis
- Additional knowledge about treatment options
- Additional knowledge about the recovery and rehabilitation process
With this additional information, patients are able to compare diagnosis and treatment results between two physicians and confirm the diagnosis and treatment plan are the best option for the patient.
Most physicians welcome a second opinion from a respected peer. A good physician understands a patient’s right to be well-informed in order to understand their healthcare choices. Some physicians even encourage their patients to contact a medical second opinion service because a different doctor may determine a different diagnosis and/or treatment plan.
Take advantage of a second opinion from Dr. Frank Petrigliano
To initiate an orthopaedic second opinion from Dr. Petrigliano, you will need to gather a copy of your medical records, MRIs and radiology results. These items will provide him with a better understanding of the details of your orthopaedic injury. Click the link below to complete an online contact form. Upon receipt, one of our team members will contact you with more information.
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At a Glance
Dr. Frank Petrigliano
- Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at USC
- Chief of the Epstein Family Center for Sports Medicine
- Team physician for the LA Kings and USC Athletics
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