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Second Opinion and Video Consultation

Center for Orthopaedics, 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.

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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.

Portrait von Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. habil. Tobias Renkawitz

Prof. Tobias Renkawitz


Specialist for total hip and knee replacement with focus on minimally invasive, computer assisted surgery (navigation, robotics) with high precision, less pain and decreased recovery time. Complex revision surgery for failed and infected hip and knee implants.

Portrait von Prof. Dr. med. Burkhard Lehner

Prof. Burkhard Lehner

Orthopedic Oncology

Specialist for bone cancer and soft tissue sarcomas, especially osteosarcoma, Ewing sarcoma, chondrosarcoma, bone metastases and giant cell tumors.

Dr. Benjamin Panzram

Hand, Elbow and Micro Surgery

Specialist for hand, elbow and micro surgery, e.g. carpal tunnel surgery, scaphoid fracture or hand tumors.

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Merkur Alimusaj, Technical Orthopedics

Dipl.-Ing. Merkur Alimusaj

Technical Orthopedics

Specialist for artificial arms, legs and devices for general, wet, and sporting use, individual orthotics and positioning systems, compression therapy, corset treatments including scoliosis therapy, special pediatric orthopedics (ICP, AMC, MMC, ...).

Portrait von Prof. Dr. med. Gerhard Schmidmaier

Prof. Gerhard Schmidmaier


Specialist for trauma surgery including polytrauma, reconstructive surgery in cases of interrupted healing of fractures, bone defects, infections, and revision surgery.

Portrait von Dr. med. Stefan Hemmer

Dr. med. Stefan Hemmer

Spine Center

Specialist for scoliosis treatment, pediatric spinal disorders, reconstructive spinal surgery, spinal stenosis and spinal fractures.

Dr. Yannic Bangert

Sports Orthopedics & Traumatology

Specialist for surgical treatment of acute injuries as well as degenerative damage to the large joints of the lower extremity (hip, knee and ankle).

Prof. Marcus Schiltenwolf

Conservative Orthopedics & Pain Therapy

Specialist for pain therapy, chiropractic therapy, sports medicine, hand surgery and psychotherapy.

Portrait von Prof. Dr. med. Norbert Weidner

Prof. Norbert Weidner

Spinal Cord Injury Center

Specialist for comprehensive treatment for acute and chronic, traumatic and non-traumatic spinal cord injury.

Prof Dr. Sébastien Hagmann

Pediatric Orthopedics & Foot Surgery

Specialist for foot malalignments, pes cavus, clubfoot, pes equinus, rheumatoid arthritis and malalignments of the lower extremity.

Portrait von Dr. med. Matthias Bülhoff

Dr. med. Matthias Bülhoff

Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Specialist for shoulder and elbow surgery including shoulder replacement surgery and arthroscopic shoulder surgery.

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Services & Costs

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Written Report

Second Medical Opinion

A written second opinion report is based on the medical report and image data provided by the patient. Our experts will provide your second medical opinion report within 5-10 working days. Costs range between 400 € - 600 € (additional fees may apply for interdisciplinary tumor board).

Online Doctor Consultation in Germany

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Online Doctor Consultation

Our specialist will review your medical reports as well as image data and answer all questions you may have followed by a written report. A video consultation may be scheduled within 5-10 working days. Costs range between 500 € - 700 € depending on the complexity of the case.

Frequently Asked Questions

Online Doctor Consultation | Department of Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery and Spinal Cord Injury

If you would like to request an online medical second opinion, please

  1. 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.
  2. Please send your information through our contact form as well
    1. up-to-date medical report from your treating physician as well as
    2. 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.

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.

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