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Partners Online Second Opinions

For those with complex medical questions or concerns, looking for answers or alternatives, or simply peace of mind – we are here to help.

Partners Online Second Opinions has provided thousands of patients and physicians remote access to the many specialists affiliated with Partners HealthCare, a Harvard Medical School-affiliated healthcare delivery system, based in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Partners HealthCare network includes top hospitals in the United States, including Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Many of our specialists are world-renowned experts in their field, and are available to review medical history and related materials, and provide you with a written consultation report.

When you are faced with decisions regarding a new diagnosis or treatment plan, having another expert opinion is the first step towards getting the care you need.

For 200 years, patients have been traveling to Boston to get some of the best care in the world. Now you can access this expertise from the comfort of your home.


Featured Specialist
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George Velmahos, MD


George Velmahos, MD, PhD, MSEd is the Chief of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also the John F. Burke Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He specializes in the treatment of severe injuries (abdominal, thoracic, etc) as well as major surgical emergencies (for example, perforations, obstructions, bleedings, or acute inflammations of the gastrointestinal tract). He also has a strong interest in hernia repairs with a emphasis on massive hernias, requiring abdominal wall reconstruction. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, and the American College of Critical Care Medicine. He has authored over 300 peer-review publications and more than 40 books and book chapters. He is actively involved in international medical programs of the Massachusetts General Hospital and the American College of Surgeons.

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