Out of Town
Many of Dr. Patronella’s patients fly in from other states and countries across the globe. If you are interested in having a consultation and surgery with Dr. Patronella, but you live far outside of Houston, we have designed a plan that makes this process smooth, simple, and stress-free.
To have an online consultation with Dr. Patronella, you may submit your photos via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. After Dr. Patronella has reviewed your photos, Eva will contact you to provide you with his recommendations and a price quote.
As Dr. Patronella’s patient coordinator for almost 20 years, Eva will be able to answer many of the questions you may have about surgery and recovery. If you have questions that you would like to ask Dr. Patronella, Eva will make arrangements for you to have a phone consultation with him.
Scheduling Surgery and Your Stay in Houston
If you decide that you would like to proceed with surgery, Eva will work with you to determine a surgery date that will work best for you. To secure this date, you will be required to pay 10 percent down, with the remaining cost due five days prior to surgery. Eva will e-mail or send you a packet which includes helpful information and instructions to help you prepare for your procedure, along with consent forms for you to review. For your convenience, Eva will also provide you with information regarding local hotels which offer special rates to Dr. Patronella’s surgery patients. For tummy tuck surgery, you will need to plan a seven-to-ten day stay in Houston to allow adequate time for surgery and recovery before you return home. Follow-up appointments will take place during your stay.
A pre-surgical consultation with Dr. Patronella will be arranged one or two days prior your surgery. At this time, Dr. Patronella will examine you, and you will have the opportunity to discuss any questions you may have. During this visit, you will review preoperative instructions and sign consent forms.
It will be necessary for you to bring someone with you who will transport and care for you during your stay. If you prefer, we can provide you with information on local services which offer professional caregiving services for a fee. This professional will transport you to our private surgical facility and to your hotel, monitor and stay with you while you recover, prepare meals, help you with your medications, laundry, and other daily care.