The purpose of the Second Opinion Outpatient is for our specialists to provide advice on medical care and treatment content based on information from the family physician for patients who are being treated by an insurance medical institution (family physician) other than the Saitama Medical Center and to help patients choose their own treatment policy.
Patients who are considering using Second Opinion Outpatient should understand the information about each section and then submit an application. (Reservation only system)
In principle, the patient themselves. However, it is possible to consult with only a family member, limited to the case where they bring in a consent form from the patient, for example, in the case that the patient cannot come to the hospital due to unavoidable circumstances.
This consultation is targeted at the following departments, and the Department of Medicine will confirm the details of the consultation on the application form and will make a determination.
The outpatient physician, professor, associate professor, instructor from the relevant department or the doctor identified by the family physician will be in charge. If the consulting physician is not specified, they will be selected from the appropriate medical department.
We will determine this in coordination with the consulting physician.
The contents of the consultation will be limited to the diagnosis and treatment. It is only a consultation, and there will be no treatment performed.
Note: Examples of cases where consultations will not be accepted are as follows:
In order to provide a valid second opinion, please be sure to bring the information and examination materials from your family doctor (at the same time as the application). (Can be mailed)
The fee is JPY 10,000 per 30 minutes (tax not included). It is not covered by health insurance.
Please contact us by telephone in advance.
Phone 049-228-3410 Medical Division, General Affairs Section (Second Opinion)
The General Affairs Section of the Medical Division will be in charge of the Second Opinion Outpatient application reservation. The necessary documents can be downloaded from the following links.
1981 Kamoda, Kawagoe-shi, Saitama Japan 〒350-8550
Saitama Medical Center
Medical Division, General Affairs Section (Second Opinion)