Skype or Virtual Consultation
Many out-of-town patients are not able to come in for an in-person consultation due to travel. Here at Spalding Drive Plastic Surgery, we offer our patients the opportunity to participate in a virtual consultation instead of an in-person consultation. You may either engage in a consultation with our doctors through a Skype Video Consultation or provide clear & detailed pictures for areas of concern.
This alternative will relieve out-of-town patients from time and travel expenses before the procedure.
We are able to speak with our patients domestically and internationally through online services to enhance a convenient consultation experience in the privacy of your home.
Here’s how it works:
|The first step is to call or e-mail our patient care consultant and request New Patient Application Forms.|
|Fill in the Blanks|
|Fill out our new patient information sheet, and all other pertinent forms and return to our office via fax or email . (The paperwork can also be mailed to our office with your do-it-yourself pre-operative photos – see below).|
|Please provide clear, recent close-up photos. Photos should clearly show your area of concern and can be sent regular mail or e-mailed.|
|Obtain an Assessment|
|Our doctors will assess if you are a good candidate for procedures that you are interested in. You will then be contacted by our Patient Care Consultant who will discuss pre-operative care, costs, recovery, local accommodations and any questions related to your procedure(s).|
|Schedule Your Procedure|
|Once you have decided to proceed, a 20% deposit is required to reserve your surgery date.|
|Read, Initial, Sign|
|Shortly after your surgery is scheduled, you will receive a packet in the mail containing pre-operative instructions and procedure consents. These documents must be read carefully and all instructions followed closely. All consents must be signed in the presence of a notary public, and notarized (if domestic), or authenticated by an official witness (if international). If you have questions at this time please call or email our office.|
|Fly in for Surgery|
LAX (Los Angeles International Airport)
Our local international airport is LAX. For a map to our office from LAX click here.We are located approximately 20 minutes from LAX.You MUST arrive one to two days prior to your surgery date. At a designated time during this period you will meet with the doctor/s and have an in depth consultation discussing all procedures. For patients flying to Beverly Hills, CA for an appointment or surgery at Spalding Drive Plastic Surgery, please make sure that ALL consent forms are signed, dated and faxed or mailed in prior to your pre-operative appointment. Please contact the office should you have any questions at 310.275.2467
|In the days that follow we will see you post-operatively and depending upon the procedures that have been performed you may return home 2-14 days later. In the event that you require any medical attention after returning home we will refer you to a local physician for a check-up. Your health and safety remain our number one priority.|
We also accept all major credit cards and forms of payments.