In search of the ideal plastic surgeon, patients often look beyond their hometown. While traveling for surgery is inconvenient, it is a small trade-off for finding the right surgeon who will deliver the best results. Bearing this in mind, Dr. Miguel Delgado has done everything possible to make the trip to his Northern California practice a pleasant and stress-free experience.
Our Fly-In Program
We have developed a very safe and effective program for our out-of-town patients. We guide the patient every step of the way, beginning with a Skype Video Consultation or phone consultation with Dr. Delgado. To arrange a phone consultation, simply email photos of your areas of concern with views from the front, each side, and back, if applicable, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include some details about yourself, such as height, weight, age, and desired procedure.
Be sure to include your phone number and the best times to call (Pacific Time). Dr. Delgado will personally contact you to discuss and evaluate your condition then review options. After your phone consultation, a precise quote will be emailed to you. Should you choose to proceed, a surgery date will be scheduled.
A comprehensive information booklet containing preparatory and recovery information will be mailed to you. You will also receive a lab requisition for required blood tests that must be done before your travel date.
WHEN TO ARRIVE
In most cases, we ask for you to arrive at least one or two days before surgery. A five to ten-day stay (or longer in some cases) is required for immediate post-operative care. We recommend packing lightly as your trip home must not be physically strenuous. It is required that every patient have someone stay with him/her overnight for at least one night. We will provide information on lodging, transportation, and caregivers to fit all budgets for those traveling alone or who do not have friends or family in the area.
Our first choice for accommodations is Novato Oaks Inn, located just a few miles south of the surgery center. Please visit www.NovatoOaksInn.com. This hotel offers a complimentary shuttle that will take you to the surgery center and office as needed and to local businesses and shops during your recovery, and provide many other amenities. Be sure to mention Dr. Delgado for a reduced rate. Marin Airporter includes roundtrip transportation to and from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) for a nominal fee.
Once home, Dr. Delgado will continue to follow your recovery via phone, email, and Skype. Typically, he will ask for photos to be emailed.