Mr John Bowen FRCS(Paed) The Specialist Children’s Surgeon Your Child Matters
Mr John Bowen FRCS(Paed)The Specialist Children’s Surgeon Your Child Matters  

Second opinion

Being told your child has an illness that might be lifelong can be devastating, and after the shock comes anger, or blame, or guilt. And the inevitable question, have they got it right?


The same can be true when you are told your child needs an operation.


And I know how you can leave a consultation confused, and frustrated that you did not ask all of the questions you know you wanted to ask. Perhaps the consultation was rushed, or you and your Doctor were on different pages, so to speak. Maybe you did not see the Consultant?


I would be delighted to meet you and your child, go through your story, and help you understand what you were told. We will take the time time go through the diagnosis, be reassured it is the right diagnosis, and that the proposed treatment is appropriate.


If you have medical records, it would help me to read through them, so I would be happy to look at them before I see you.


Don't forget to write all of your questions down as you think about them before we meet, and I fully expect that by the time we have spent some time together, you will feel more confidant about your child’s diagnosis, or operation, and that you will feel much more in control again.

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