Request a Second Opinion
It's never easy to learn your child may have a complex medical condition. Sometimes you may want to request a second opinion to ensure your child is getting the best treatment for their specific diagnosis.
A second opinion can confirm your child's diagnosis and help resolve any lingering doubts you may have regarding the diagnosis and treatment. In addition, it can offer information about new treatments and clinical trials that may be available.
When should I ask for a second opinion?
The best time to get a second opinion is before your child starts treatment or when there is a change in the treatment plan. Cook Children's team of pediatric specialists have experience working with families and doctors from across the globe to provide second opinions and we invite you to reach out to us today.
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Cook Children's pediatric specialties
Look no further than our experts at Cook Children’s for quality care and peace of mind. Cook Children's pediatric specialists are ranked among the top doctors in the country. That means access to the latest medical treatments for kids with even the most serious, rare and complex medical conditions.
US News & World Report evaluates hospital performance in both complex and routine care for pediatric specialties. Cook Children's is named among the ‘Best’ making the US News and World Report 2022-23 "America's Best Children's Hospitals" rankings for excellence in six specialties. Cook Children’s is also ranked #3 in Texas and #4 in the Southwest on the US News and World Report “Best Regional Hospitals” list.
Cook Children’s Medical Center overall rankings for 2022-2023 include:
- Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery - #29 in the nation
- Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology - #38 in the nation
- Pediatric Orthopedics - #41 in the nation
- Pediatric Pulmonology and Lung Surgery - #43 in the nation
- Pediatric Cardiology and Heart Surgery - #48 in the nation
- Pediatric Cancer - #50 in the nation
For second opinions involving international patients call 682-885-4685.