Have you heard about HIF Second Opinion? It's a FREE service available exclusively to HIF members who hold combined GoldStar Hospital + Premium Extras cover. Watch this short video to listen to Michael's story and learn how a second opinion from Best Doctors helped his son to live with the rare condition, spinal syrinx. To learn more visit www.hif.com.au/secondopinion
Michael Oliver: "My son was complaining that he had a spot in his vision, so the way that he described it was like he had a thumb print about a foot from his eyesight. The specialist said he’s got a spinal syrinx, which is like a fluid filled sac in the middle of his spinal cavity that, if it ruptures in the spine can cause a whole pile of problems. The specialist said well you can’t play contact sport anymore and I remembered – you know we’ve got access to Best Doctors and it provides a Second Opinion service. From there the process was very very seamless. As I actually read the report; he confirmed the diagnosis of a syrinx but it was very very quick and simple to say – he can play sport. As he gets bigger, it will get smaller. The doctor had actually seen, I think, more than 2000 kids that had the same condition; so from my families perspective it was a fantastic service and we really appreciate the efforts and work that the Best Doctors team did."