The endoscopy team poses for a picture, left to right - Dr. Anoop Prabhu, Dr. Sehrish Jamot, Dr. Kevin Robillard and Dr. Andrew Bain

How to Get a Second Opinion

If you have been diagnosed with esophageal cancer, you need a second opinion. We will ensure you get it without delay.

We’ll arrange to obtain your scans and other medical reports, have Roswell Park’s experts — including pathologists who focus exclusively on gastrointestinal cancers — review them promptly, and set up a consultation with our esophageal team.

Many of our patients travel a distance to receive cancer care at Roswell Park. If you live far from Roswell Park, you can choose an initial virtual consultation. Call 1-800-ROSWELL (1-800-767-9355) or click the button below to submit a request online.

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Why it matters

Patient Doug Green with his granddaughter

A second opinion at Roswell Park meant Doug Green was a candidate for a minimally invasive surgery for his gastroesophageal junction cancer.

A second opinion can be both helpful and reassuring, and it’s especially important when it comes cancer. It’s the best way to ensure that your initial diagnosis is accurate, that the recommended treatment strategy is right for you, and that the gastrointestinal and thoracic surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, and other specialists have the training and experience to provide you the best possible outcome.

Roswell Park offers therapies and approaches unavailable from other providers. Our team will consider all options, incorporating the latest technological and treatment advances to offer you a care plan specifically for you

If you request a second opinion from Roswell Park, you will not be under any obligation to receive your care here.

A game-changer

At Roswell Park, our pathologists review the pathology slides and testing of every new patient. In about 11 to 18% of these secondary reviews, the diagnosis is changed, impacting your treatment options and your way forward.

Yes, you have time for a second opinion

We understand the urgency of a cancer diagnosis and your desire to move quickly. However, very few diagnoses require that treatment or surgery occur immediately. The fastest treatment is not always the best treatment, and you owe it to yourself to take time now to ensure your treatment plan is the right one for you. We can help.

To arrange for a second opinion, call 1-800-ROSWELL (1-800-767-9355) or fill out the online Become a Patient Form. We’ll take care of the rest.