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Get A Second Opinion
Why should I get a second opinion?
The urge to start treatment right away is common. A second opinion can make sure the treatment plan is appropriate and that you aren't missing other options. The more information you have, the better the choices you will make to help your child.
What’s unique about getting a second opinion at Children’s?
- Labs, including celiac serologies and genetic testing, along with biopsies are the cornerstones for making a diagnosis of Celiac disease. However, labs and biopsy results may not always match one another or may be inconclusive. We at Children’s have physicians with the expertise to help families ensure the optimal tests were performed, interpret the results, and get to the right diagnosis. This may include an independent review of biopsy slides in partnership with our pediatric-trained pathologists.
- Celiac disease can be associated with other gastrointestinal diseases, such as Eosinophilic esophagitis, H pylori, or Crohn’s disease. At Children’s, we fully assess for these disorders to ensure that we haven’t missed any additional diagnoses. We also work to confirm your child gets the correct diagnosis so that the best course of treatment is recommended.
- Not all Gastroenterology programs have a pediatric dietitian with specialized expertise in Celiac disease. Our program provides nutrition education and ongoing support from our dietitian after the appropriate diagnosis is made by our physicians.
Is a second opinion covered by insurance?
- Most insurance plans cover second opinions, but it's always a good idea to check your coverage to be sure. If you need help with that, just call us at (414) 607-5280 (toll free at (877) 607-5280.)