Dr. Ahdoot explains if a patient should receive a second opinion when considering a hysterectomy.
Generally our training always recommends that the risks and benefits of surgery should be discussed, and in most events we ask the patient to actually get a second opinion.
If the idea of a hysterectomy or an invasive procedure is actually correct, the second opinion should actually match the first one. If there’s a discrepancy, I would encourage anyone to proceed to a higher level person who does hysterectomies perhaps more often than others and to seek their opinion. Of course, the most important thing is when one procedure is right for one individual, it may not be right for another.
About Dr. David Ahdoot, M.D.:
David Ahdoot specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Saint John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California. He attended medical school at the University of California San Diego Medical Center. Later he went on to do his internship and residency at the University of California Irvine Medical Center. With more than 16 years experience, Dr. Ahdoot is a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.