Royal Doctors is an independent second-opinion organisation.

Royal Doctors works with 250 carefully selected specialists. Our approach is unique because the patient does not have to come to us.

Years of experience have shown that this approach works best.

  • More certainty about the diagnosis.
  • More certainty about the proposed treatment.
  • Providing additional treatment options.
  • Prevention of unnecessary treatments
  • Peace of mind and confidence

Yes, the most common pathologies are:

  • Oncology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology
  • Gynaecology
  • Eye diseases


Royal Doctors will, subject to your written consent, request your medical information from your attending physicians. 

Royal Doctors has extensive experience in this field and ensures that you need to deal with as little administrative work as possible.


  • Emails are answered by the next working day.
  • Once Royal Doctors has received your medical file and your personal questionnaire, we guarantee that you will receive your written second opinion within 10 working days.

Yes, you can request a second opinion:

1. Before the treatment – Standard Second Opinion:

You already have a diagnosis and treatment advice, but would like a second opinion to make sure you make the right choice.

2. During the treatment – En Route Second Opinion: 

Has your treatment started already and you’re uncertain as to whether you made the right decision?

3. Chronic/long-term illness – Complex Case Second Opinion: 

Do you have a complex medical story without a clear diagnosis and/or treatment? 

Do you want clarity with an action plan that sets priorities for your treatment process?

Royal Doctors has an accreditation programme in which we not only look at the qualifications of the doctor, but also conduct an audit in the field of specialisations, communication skills, independence, refresher courses, reputation, studies, data, and patient satisfaction. This screening is very thorough.

Royal Doctors holds an annual meeting with its doctors to discuss mutual feedback. This way, you can be 100% confident that our advice is objective and completely independent.

Royal Doctors collects your (medical) data in order to be able to supply appropriate medical content in answer to your questions to Royal Doctors.

We only process the information provided by you and/or in the files requested from your attending physician with your consent. We do not keep your medical data any longer than is necessary, up to a maximum of three calendar years, and thereafter, we ensure that they are carefully destroyed.

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please contact your case manager.

Yes. Thanks to partnerships with healthcare insurers, private insurers, and companies, Royal Doctors is able to offer free second opinions for many patients.

Please visit our Homepage for a list of our partners. Please consult your insurance policy for specific conditions or contact your provider or company.

The second opinions are (advice and options) about your current diagnosis and/or proposed treatment plan or treatment. Our specialists do not make remote diagnoses or prescribe treatment. 

Our experts evaluate your medical data in an independent way and give their professional opinion. 

The second opinion can only really be put into practice if you discuss the second opinion in person with your attending physician and if they are included as part of your ongoing treatment.

In the end, your own doctor will decide, together with you, whether the advice and options become part of your treatment.

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