Skip to main content

Second Opinions / Image Review


MRI and X-Ray review

Undergoing surgery, regardless of how minor, is a serious healthcare decision. Being confident in both your diagnosis and surgical team is important. Take advantage of a second opinion from renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Joe Cooper. A second opinion can reinforce the proposed treatment plan or present you with alternative treatment options.

Los Angeles fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon Dr. Joe Cooper is available to provide an orthopedic second opinion by reviewing your healthcare records, MRIs and/or X-rays. Even if you do not live in the Los Angeles, Dr. Cooper can still help. We’re fortunate to have patients travel to DOCS Spine + Orthopedics from around the world. Furthermore, if you’re simply in need of an expert second opinion, Dr. Cooper is happy to help.

The benefits of second opinions

After reviewing your case history, MRIs and/or X-rays, Dr. Cooper can provide you with:

  • Additional knowledge about your diagnosis
  • Additional knowledge about treatment options
  • Additional knowledge about the recovery and rehabilitation process

With this additional information, patients are able to compare diagnosis and treatment results between two physicians and confirm the diagnosis and treatment plan are the best option for the patient.

Most physicians welcome a second opinion from a respected peer. A good physician understands a patient’s right to be well-informed in order to understand their healthcare choices. Some physicians even encourage their patients to contact a medical second opinion service because a different doctor may determine a different diagnosis and/or treatment plan.

Take advantage of a second opinion

To initiate an orthopedic second opinion from Dr. Cooper, you will need to gather a copy of your medical records, MRIs and radiology results. These items will provide him with a better understanding of the details of your orthopedic injury. Click the link below to complete an online contact form. Upon receipt, one of our team members will contact you with more information.

Our Locations

Choose your preferred location