As seen on the Sally Show 4/17/2000
Mentioned in the September 2004 issue of the Oprah Magazine. (pg. 170)
Monday, September 28, 1998
DEAR DR. MOLLEN:
Besides seeing another doctor and spending more money, is there a medical information service available to get a second opinion about an illness?
Wanted to give you an update on the outcome of my endoscopic discectomy with the physician you recommended.
You were correct in that EVERYONE (insurance co, other surgeons) say large fragmented disc herniations cannot be performed via endoscopic. And I believe you are also correct that without lots of experience, most doctors would indeed fail at this procedure using the endoscopic approach. The key is to find a doc that does it a thousand times.
I have no I idea how things would have turned out had I gone the traditional discectomy route - but I feel very fortunate having talked with you.
Hope you are doing well.
I had Second Opinion research EPILEPSY SEIZURES for me. My friends doctor could not figure out how to control his seizures or what may be causing them. Second Opinion found out it was the chemical's he was working with causing the seizures. They also sent me a list of other products know to cause seizures.
Being a skeptic, it was comforting to know that a service like this exists. I was amazed that they could locate a hospital in a different part of the country that had a better success rate than others. It was also comforting to know that my doctor was well qualified to do the procedure I wanted done.
I tried researching Paget's disease on my own and found very little. Second Opinion found all I ever wanted to know and more. I was very pleased.
Second Opinion saved me over $450.00 a month on my Hepatitis C drugs.
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Doctors wanted to perform exploratory surgery on my mother because she had blood coming from her vagina. (for weeks) They did all kinds of tests and could not find out why it was bleeding or how to stop it.
Second Opinion found me a doctor who said surgery was not necessary. After tests they performed, they gave her medication to take and it stopped.
I truly believe my mother would not be alive today if we didn't get a Second Opinion.
Anonymous in Alabama/Florida
Fast, easy to read information. It was everything I needed.
John Kalinsky, Owner of: A Second Opinion Medical, an Information & Physician Verification Service, assisted the Sally Jessy Raphael Show.
Mr. Kalinsky was asked to do a Physician Background Check for one of Sally’s viewers. Show aired, April 17th 2000.
A Second Opinion Medical, was established in April of 1992. John Kalinsky, who started this business is a prime example of how valuable current information can be to someone in need of medical care. This is his story.
On September 5, 1982, I was involved in a motorcycle accident and sustained brachial plexus nerve damage to the spinal cord which left me with no use of my left arm. My doctor informed him that I would never regain the use of it.
In February of 1983, I learned of two procedures for this type of injury. One, electrical acupuncture that could possibly stimulate the nerve to promote growth so the nerve endings would connect. The second, brachial plexus nerve grafting, a procedure being performed in Toronto, Canada and throughout the United States.
I visited the facility in Toronto and was told that the procedure was most successful when performed within two months of the injury, but a chance still existed. While deciding whether to have the operation or not, I conferred with my original doctor. My doctor said he was aware of the procedures but did not recommend them at the time of the accident because he did not believe in them. The nerve grafting procedure only had a success rate of 38%. I was very upset. He had known about the procedures yet had not offered them as options. My math says 38% is a little better than 0%. What was he thinking.
I underwent the 11-1/2 hour operation on March 23, 1983.
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