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Empowering Patients: AKUH Launches Innovative Second Opinion Service

<p>​The Aga Khan University Hospital, Pakistan has officially launched its pioneering Second Opinion service. With this launch, it is now possible for patients from across Pakistan and from around the world to have access to the medical opinions of our highly regarded doctors without directly consulting with them.</p><p>A second opinion is medical advice taken from a doctor other than the one who provides the initial diagnosis or treatment plan to a patient. Patients may seek a second opinion to confirm their diagnosis, get assurance their treatment plan is optimal, explore different treatment options, or simply for peace of mind, especially when dealing with complex diseases.</p><p>The AKUH Second Opinion service is a technology-powered solution hosted on the AKUH website. It offers a secure and user-friendly platform for patients around the world to seek a medical opinion from our esteemed specialists, effectively bridging geographical boundaries. </p><p>Even if patients are consulting elsewhere, they can benefit from the exceptional skills and experience of AKUH specialists by utilising our Second Opinion platform. Dr Farhat Abbas, CEO of AKU Health Services, Pakistan, highlighted the impact this milestone initiative will have: “Through this service, we will make AKUH&#39;s high standards of care more easily available to patients outside Karachi and Pakistan.&quot;
</p><p>AKUH is a JCI-accredited comprehensive quaternary care hospital offering all services under one roof, with some of the most skilled and qualified doctors in the country. Therefore, patients can seek a second opinion on any disease or treatment plan, both for adults and children. AKUH&#39;s Second Opinion service covers all forms of second opinions, including but not limited to general second opinions, second opinions when advised surgery, a review of lab reports or radiology reports, and much more.</p><p>The process to use AKUH&#39;s Second Opinion service is quite simple: Patients can visit the Second Opinion page on the AKUH website, create an account, log in, fill in their medical details, upload their reports, and generate their second opinion request.</p><p>Once the request is received, an AKUH doctor meticulously reviews the case and the reports. Within five working days, patients receive a detailed written report, empowering them with actionable insights and informed decision making. For those seeking further consultation, appointments can be conveniently scheduled through our Concierge Service or Contact Centre.</p><p>With the new Second Opinion service, AKUH reaffirms its commitment to enhancing patient care and fostering confidence in medical decision-making, ultimately contributing to a healthier and more empowered global community.
</p><p><strong>To learn more, visit:</strong></p><ul><li><a href="/pakistan/health-solutions/Pages/second-opinion-services.aspx">AKUH&#39;s Second Opinion service</a></li><li><a href="/pakistan/health-solutions/Pages/faqs.aspx">Second Opinion FAQs</a>
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