Urology located in Jacksonville, FL & Jacksonville Beach, FL
A diagnosis of prostate cancer can be upsetting, but most men who receive treatment experience a full recovery. A second opinion ensures that your diagnosis is correct and that you are aware of all your options so you can choose the best treatment for your situation. Ali Kasraeian, MD, FACS, provides second opinions with compassion and the highest level of medical expertise. Kasraeian Urology has two clinics in Jacksonville, Florida, and one in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. To schedule an appointment for a second opinion, call the clinic nearest you.
Second Opinion Q & A
Why should I get a second opinion?
If you’ve recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer, you’re likely to be experiencing many emotions, and, understandably, some confusion as well. Friends, family, or a medical professional might have suggested a second opinion.
A second opinion isn’t a formality; it’s a valuable step in your journey from initial diagnosis through treatment and recovery.
A second opinion from a highly qualified, board-certified physician can help with the following:
- Confirming your diagnosis
- Verifying and/or obtaining additional information like the stage, site, and type of your cancer
- Educating you about prostate cancer
- Informing you of all available treatments
Dr. Ali Kasraeian is a compassionate second-opinion specialist who can confirm your diagnosis, provide additional details, and help you understand your personal prognosis and all the details of your condition.
How should I choose a doctor for a second opinion?
A skilled and experienced physician who specializes in second opinions regarding a prostate cancer diagnosis has a level of expertise and knowledge about prostate cancer that goes beyond many urologists.
While some urologists specialize in a particular treatment, Dr. Ali Kasraeian has a thorough understanding of all available treatments, including the most cutting-edge procedures, so he can recommend a treatment that is best suited to your individual needs.
What’s involved in getting a second opinion?
When you see Dr. Ali Kasraeian for a second opinion, he’ll begin by reviewing all the results of tests performed by your previous doctor. As a second-opinion specialist, Dr. Ali Kasraeian has an advanced level of expertise in interpreting these results.
Depending on your individual case, he might order additional diagnostic tests or have you repeat tests that he believes have unusual or incomplete results.
Some of the tests or procedures that might be involved in diagnosing your cancer and assessing its progression include:
- A digital rectal exam
- A prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test
- An ultrasound
- A standard biopsy
- An MRI fusion biopsy
Dr. Ali Kasraeian uses the detailed information from these diagnostics to determine the stage of your cancer, how likely it is to spread, and other factors that contribute to your prognosis. Based on your prognosis, he will discuss with you all of your treatment options and then recommend a treatment plan.
To learn more, or to make an appointment for a second opinion at Kasraeian Urology, call the clinic nearest you.