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Is it safe to wait for a procedure to be done and not have a surgery that is considered riskier but is available immediately?
heartbert posted:
Would going to another specialist for a second opinion be a good idea?
James Beckerman, MD, FACC responded:
That's a tough question - it really depends on the specific procedure/surgery and the reason for recommending it.

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