Out Of Town Patients
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Many patients travel from out of town to have cosmetic surgery with our surgeons. Some patients drive several hours, while others travel by plane from other states or countries. Our practice sees patients from all over the world. Our pre-operative and post-operative support team is accustomed to working with out of town patients.
Our surgeons perform surgery in our new Joint Commission accredited, state of the art free standing O.R. All surgeries are performed alongside a board-certified MD anesthesiologist who remain at the bedside of the patient during surgery.
Joint Commission accreditation is truly a remarkable accomplishment. The Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations is a national organization that accredits hospitals and surgery centers. We are the only office based plastic surgery center in North Carolina that dually holds Joint Commission accreditation and AAAASF certification.
The single story facility includes a private first floor entrance and a private waiting area for families to provide privacy for our discerning clientele. Our mission is to provide each client with individualized care, specifically tailored to personal needs and goals, and to provide this in an environment which is peaceful, relaxing and restorative.
If you fly into Raleigh, the recommended airport is RDU. We are conveniently located within 10 miles of the airport so transportation to the office is quick and easy.
SCHEDULING SURGERY FOR OUT OF TOWN PATIENTS
Our surgeons requires a consultation with all patients before performing their surgery. But if you have a specific time frame in mind please contact our office and one of our coordinators can tentatively place you on the surgery schedule.
If you are from out of town and unable to travel ahead of time for a in person consultation we can arrange a telephone consultation with your surgeon. If you decide to schedule surgery we will want to see you the day before surgery so that your surgeon can examine you in person and confirm the surgical plan.
If you are unable to meet with your surgeon prior to scheduling your procedure, and only proceed with a phone consultation, please keep in mind that there may be minor changes to your surgical plan based on in-person physical examination with your surgeon at The Plastic Surgery Center the day before your procedure.
Out-of-state patients will typically stay in Raleigh anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, depending on the type of cosmetic surgery. We try to minimize your travel expenses by allowing our patients to return home in sometimes as few as two days after surgery with follow up appointments via telephone.
Our pre-operative and post-operative support team is accustomed to working with out of town patients and can discuss your needs and help you make necessary arrangements. We are happy to help with hotel accommodations, as well as your other needs including post op nursing services and transportation. We have partnered with hotels that understand the special needs of our patients and have the necessary amenities to make your stay here enjoyable for example, some can assist with grocery shopping and are equipped with full kitchens.
SCHEDULING A CONSULTATION
If you are traveling from out of town for surgery, rest assured that our practice understands the many details which must be taken care of to make the experience pleasant and convenient.
The consultation process usually starts with an email or phone call to our office. You may also fill out the request form below. Instructions on how to properly take photos and upload them will be sent to you once your contact information is received.
A phone consult with one of our patient coordinators will then be scheduled. During that phone call one of our coordinators can discuss typical questions such as recovery time, cost, general health history information and any other questions you may have at that time. Once intakes and photos are received then our coordinators can discuss getting you scheduled for a phone consultation with your surgeon.
During a phone consultation our surgeons can usually ascertain what a patient’s desired aesthetic outcome is. However the plan is obviously only tentative until your surgeon sees you in person, which they will want to do a day or two before the scheduled surgery.
When you return home, your post op care will continue via ongoing telephone calls and or emails with our medical staff.
IS THERE A CONSULTATION FEE?
Many plastic surgeons who offer complimentary consultations actually pass you off to a “cosmetic consultant” or patient coordinator, or they may spend only a few moments with you.
Our surgeons schedule a large block of time, generally 30 minutes to 1 hour for each prospective patient, and will always take as much time as you need to discuss your desired outcomes and your concerns. There is usually a variety of surgical options available, each involving different costs, risks, recoveries, scars, and results.
It is our surgeons goal to explore these issues as thoroughly as possible, so that you can make a truly informed choice about what you want done. Whether you have your surgery at The Plastic Surgery Center or not, you will be sure to leave with a dramatically enhanced understanding of your situation and possible aesthetic outcomes.
If you are considering cosmetic surgery with one of our surgeons and live out of town, please call the office at (919) 256-0900 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
For more information about cosmetic surgery or if you would like to schedule a cosmetic surgery consultation, please contact the Raleigh, North Carolina office of Dr. Michael Law Today!