Second Opinion and Video Consultation
Center for Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery and Spinal Cord Injury
Specialists at the Center for Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery and Spinal Cord Injury offer online consultations for international patients, who seek an independent second opinion regarding joint replacement, arthroscopic joint surgery, spine surgery, bone cancer and soft tissue sarcomas, spinal cord injuries, shoulder surgery, pediatric orthopaedics, foot surgery, hand and elbow surgery, trauma and reconstructive surgery, sports orthopedics, and prostheses/support systems. Patients can consult with a specialist without traveling to Germany!
Why should I get a second opinion?
Your treating doctor recommends surgery but you are concerned about the procedure and don't know if it is the best option for you? You wonder whether there are other treatment options or whether surgery is really the best option? A second opinion by an experienced, independent physician before major surgery can provide answers to your questions and make you more confident about the chosen therapy option.
Our medical specialist team
Consult a doctor from our Center for Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery and Spinal Cord Injury
With over 6.000 inpatient treatments and more than 50.000 outpatients per year, Heidelberg University Orthopedic Hospital is the largest facility of its kind at a single location in Germany. Experienced experts offer their expertise to patients worldwide through remote online doctor consultation.Request Your Online Consultation with one of our specialists
Frequently Asked Questions
Online Doctor Consultation | Department of Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery and Paraplegiology
How do I request a second medical opinion and what documents do I need?
Request & necessary documents
If you would like to request an online medical second opinion, please
- Complete our contact form mentioning at the end of the form whether you are requesting a written medical second opinion report and/or a online doctor consultation with one of our senior specialists.
- Please send your information through our contact form as well
- up-to-date medical report from your treating physician as well as
- CT/MRT images, which must not be older than 3 month for our doctors to assess them.
Please keep in mind that a remote second medical opinion is based on the documents provided. Thus, the documents must be detailled and up-to-date in order to provide a high quality medical second opinion.
Your personal case manager at Heidelberg University Hospital will get back to you within one day and let you know how to proceed.
How does a video consultation with a doctor work?
If you requested an online dotor consultation, you will receive an appointment as well as a link and a password. Your video consultations will take place though the certified and secure videoplatform "Arztkonsultation GmbH". The connection is anomynized and will work though an internet browser, so you do not need to download or register. The connection can be testet anytime.
You will need:
- a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone
- with a webcam and microfone
- and a good internet connection
If you do not speak English very well, please let us know in advance and we will add an interpreter to your online consultation with the Heidelberg specialist doctor.
Terms & Conditions
for online consultation services
A medical second opinion via communication media is of an informative nature and cannot and should not replace an on-site examination by a doctor. Please carefully read our terms and conditions.
Note: This service is not available for United States (US) and Canadian citizens