Information For Patients Traveling For Plastic Surgery To New York
When you are considering plastic surgery, you want to entrust your health and well-being to the most qualified and experienced surgeon. That’s why patients from around the world have chosen Dr. Darrick Antell, a leading board certified plastic surgeon, for cosmetic and aesthetic surgery of their face, breast and body. In a career that spans over twenty years and more than ten thousand procedures, Dr. Antell combines meticulous surgical skills with the most advanced and safest medical technologies.
At Dr. Antell’s practice, we have extensive experience when it comes to helping patients who are traveling to New York for plastic surgery. From initial consultations through post-op recovery, we want your cosmetic surgery experience to be first class all the way.
Our office is located in the heart of New York City, with convenient access to all three major metropolitan airports: J. F.K. LaGuardia and Newark. All of Dr. Antell’s procedures are performed at our on-site, state-of-the-art surgical facility, Lenox Hill Ambulatory Surgery, P. C. This certified operating room meets the accreditation standards of the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). We can also help to arrange local accommodations with or without private nursing care for your recovery period.
Our experienced and caring patient coordinators can guide you every step of the way to ensure you have the safest and most comfortable experience while you are recovering away from home. Please contact our patient coordinator by phone at 212-988-4040 or e-mail to assist you with your travel needs and schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Darrick Antell.
Three Easy Steps for Arranging Out-of-Town Surgery with Dr. Antell
Step One(Initial Consult): E-mail our patient coordinator describing your procedure of interest and any questions or concerns you may have. We’ll contact you to arrange an initial consultation with Dr. Antell. While it is always best to have a consultation in person well in advance of your surgery, we understand that for some out-of-town patients, this might not be feasible. In those situations, we ask that you send in photos of the area you want to improve. Click here for detailed instructions on what angles need to be photographed for specific procedures. Once Dr. Antell has reviewed your photographs, we’ll contact you to set up a telephone consultation so that you can discuss your surgical needs directly with Dr. Antell.
Step Two(Pre-op Testing and Consultation): Decide on your time frame for surgery and book a date in Dr. Antell’s surgical schedule*. When making your plans, keep in mind that Dr. Antell recommends out-of-town patients plan on staying in New York for approximately 7-14 days after surgery, and you must have a responsible adult with you.
At this time, you should also schedule a pre-operative consultation, ideally for two weeks prior to your surgery. If this is not possible we may be able to arrange your pre-operative consultation for one or two days before your surgery.
You will receive a surgery packet in advance of your surgery with instructions about the necessary pre-surgical testing required. Contact our office if you have any questions.
Step Three(Arranging Accommodations for Recovery): One of the benefits of traveling to New York for surgery is the ability to recover privately in a peaceful and comfortable setting that’s free from the stresses and distractions you might have at home.
Our patient coordinator will assist you with lodging and travel recommendations and can arrange private nursing care. We can even recommend some fun, non-strenuous activities for you to participate in during your recovery.
Following is a list of accommodations and local attractions.