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Apollo Hospitals ties up with US-based Cleveland Clinic to launch second opinion services

Through this programme, doctors at Apollo will collaborate with leading medical experts at Cleveland Clinic to review complex cases and devise the most appropriate treatment plan.

Anyone looking to seek an international second opinion can consult an Apollo consultant, and express interest in the service.

Apollo Hospitals Group on Monday announced a collaboration with US-based The Clinic by Cleveland Clinic, to bring international second opinion services to their patients. Through this programme, doctors at Apollo will collaborate with leading medical experts at Cleveland Clinic to review complex cases and devise the most appropriate treatment plan. Anyone looking to seek an international second opinion can consult an Apollo consultant, and express interest in the service.

The patient’s medical records will then be shared with Cleveland Clinic under appropriate consent and a conference call will be scheduled between the international medical expert and Apollo consultants, in presence of the patient. Sangita Reddy, joint MD, Apollo Hospitals Group, said: “At Apollo, we strive to break all barriers that come in the way of patients getting nothing but the best care.

Empowering our doctors with global peer support in ratifying the diagnosis and exploring innovative management plans is one step in that direction.

”Based on the patient’s health history and case discussion with the Apollo consultant, the international doctor will share insights in the form of a written opinion with the Apollo consultant, who will further discuss and decide the best course of treatment for the patient.

According to Anupam Sibal, group medical director at Apollo Hospitals: “This association aims to bring together world-class medical and surgical opinions, so that patients at Apollo may get the best possible treatment, promptly.”Frank McGillin, CEO, The Clinic by Cleveland Clinic, said: “We’re excited to collaborate with Apollo Hospitals on this initiative, which acutely supports The Clinic’s vision of expanding access to the world’s best clinical expertise.

This new collaboration will help empower Indian patients to work closely with their physician at Apollo Hospitals who can tap into the expertise of Cleveland Clinic’s physicians in a way that can enhance patient outcomes and care coordination.”  

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