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What is a second opinion and why is it important?

If traveling to Dr. Hao-Hua Wu’s practice location is a challenge, you have an option of seeking a second opinion with him over a Zoom Visit. Dr. Wu is an experienced spine surgeon who specializes in complex and revision cases. He can offer you a second opinion based on his expertise and the latest techniques in spine surgery.

How common is it to get a second opinion?

It is very common and recommended to get a second opinion, especially in patients who have complex or chronic conditions. Many patients seek two or three opinions before undergoing surgery, as this can help them understand their condition better and ask more informed questions to their surgeons. Most surgeons welcome and respect second opinions, as they want their patients to be well-informed and satisfied with their care.

How can you request a second opinion from Dr. Hao-Hua Wu?

To request a second opinion from Dr. Hao-Hua Wu, you need to fill out the request form below. Dr. Wu’s office will contact you for more information and direct you on where to send all your medical records, MRI, and x-ray results/images.

How much does it cost to get a second opinion from Dr. Hao-Hua Wu?

The cost of your visit depends on your insurance. Please refer all questions to your insurance and UCI Health at

What can you expect from a second opinion?

A second opinion often serves to validate the proposed surgical plan by your previous surgeon, providing additional assurance to you. Alternatively, Dr. Wu might propose other treatments based on his extensive training and expertise. It's possible that there are innovative options available that you or your previous surgeon may not have been aware of.

Can you see Dr. Hao-Hua Wu in person after you receive his second opinion?

Yes, you can see Dr. Hao-Hua Wu in person for a consultation if you are happy with his second opinion and want to discuss it further with him. This consultation will be arranged through your insurance, like a regular office visit. Dr. Hao-Hua Wu will examine you and answer any questions you may have about your condition and treatment options.

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    Orange, CA 92868

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