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Physicians at multiple Northwestern Medicine locations in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs can provide care second opinions on lung and chest care for:

Do you need a lung or chest second opinion?

If your care team suggests a non-emergency lung or chest surgery or procedure, getting a second opinion may be useful. This can be helpful if:

  • Your diagnosis is unclear.
  • You have a disease that may be life-threatening.
  • You have multiple medical conditions.
  • Your treatment options vary widely in cost.
  • You’re not responding to a treatment as expected.
  • You’re no longer confident in your current care team.
  • Your health plan requires a second opinion.

Patient Education Guide

Download the guide below to help guide you through your second opinion journey.

Lung and Chest Care Second Opinions: 5 Things You Need to Know

For more information about the Canning Thoracic Institute's Second Opinion Program, please either fill out the contact me form, or call 872.769.0467.


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Contact Me

Fill out a form for a Canning Thoracic Institute staff member to contact you by phone or email.