PETALING JAYA: A website that connects patients directly with top medical specialists has been made available for those who wish to seek a second medical opinion. The website, http://medicalopinionasia.com, has 50 medical experts on its panel that patients can have direct access to from the comfort of their home – with a few simple steps before the medical opinion is shared with patients in 72 hours or less, it said in a statement. Patients can also opt to have their medical records or images stored up to a year with the portal for a minimum fee. This would be convenient for patients and specialists to have quick and easy access to them when needed. Its managing director and co-founder Stuart J. Venner Pack said Medical Opinion Asia is a digital healthcare innovation created to address an increasing number of patients seeking a second opinion before embarking on any treatment. "There's total confidentiality and opinions are given quickly and efficiently without the stress, effort and time spent looking for another specialist. As long as one has Internet access and sends us the medical records / images, the service will be available to them no matter where they are in the world," he said. "We are fortunate to have with us top quality medical specialists from major private hospitals and medical centres that are well-known regionally," he added. The experts range from all specialties including cardiology and cardiac surgery, gamma knife radio surgery, neurology and neuro surgery, liver and pancreatic surgery, orthopedic surgery, spinal surgery, radiology and sports medicine. The website, which was made available since last October, has been receiving overwhelming response from patients not only in Malaysia but also from the Philippines, United Kingdom, Indonesia and Russia.