Consultations for Traveling Patients
Long distance consultations can be arranged for patients out of town. Email (or phone) the office expressing your interest in a long distance (virtual via Skype ) consultation. We need to know the type of procedure you are considering. When you are thinking of undergoing your procedure or treatment, and for how long you can be in Key West.
Length of Stay in Key West
Different procedures require different (minimum) lengths of stay. Please remember, that individual requirements will be variable based on factors including age and overall health.
Dr. Loessin will need to review photographs of the areas of interest. These are most commonly sent by email but can also be sent by FedEx or other post. Once we receive the photographs we can schedule a telephone or Skype consultation for you with the doctor.
There are different views of the areas that Dr. Loessin will need to be able to evaluate before having a meaningful conversation about the procedure. Facial photographs: should include front and side views as well as a close-up view of the eyes. The entire head should be visible down to the base of the neck. Breast photographs: should include a front view and oblique view (45 degrees from front) of each side. Each view should ideally go from the lower neck with complete shoulders, down to the umbilicus (belly button). Abdominal: views (front and side) should include the entire abdomen from the bottom of the breasts to the upper thighs. If possible, also include a view with hands and arms stretched straight upward. Liposuction: views should extend from the bottom of the breasts to the knees and include front and back views and side views if possible.
After the Consultation
Once Dr. Loessin receives the photographs he will have a chance to analyze them with his patient coordinator. At that time she will provide you with surgical fees, scheduling details as well as accommodations and if needed private duty nursing. All patients who are flying long distances and are scheduled to undergo a procedure must arrive in Key West at least one day prior to the procedure.
You will need to have someone drive you to surgery, pick you up, and stay with you for 24 hours after surgery (there are a few operations that necessitate someone stay with you for 3 or 4 days). If this is not possible, please let our patient coordinator know and she can arrange for transportation services as well as overnight nursing services. Taxi services are allowable after the first 24 hours.
We Are Here For You
Keeping in touch with you is extremely important to us, as your satisfaction is our ultimate goal. We would like to see you whenever you are traveling to Key West, but we understand how difficult this can be for the out of town patient. We are happy to individualize your post-operative visits. Some of our international patients email photos after surgery. Always contact our office with any questions you may have.
Dr. Loessin may request medical records, tests, or medical clearance from your physician prior to your surgery. If any of these items are requested, our office must receive them 2 full weeks prior to your surgery date. Your safety is always our top priority.