What's the fly-in process?
Our staff can assist you with your travel plans from start to finish. They can help you set up your itinerary and suggest local accommodations. Most patients book their stay for about seven days for minor procedures. Ten days to two weeks should be booked for longer procedures.
We recommend you arrive at least 48 hours before your scheduled surgery. At that time, you will consult with Dr. Wulc, get photographed, and obtain the necessary bloodwork and paperwork to move forward with the procedure. Prior to your visit, we will work with you to consult with your local primary care doctor and to undergo the necessary preoperative testing at one of your local medical facilities. Skype consultation preoperatively can be arranged, though we prefer to see you in person prior to any surgical procedure.
We encourage you to travel with a friend or family member who can take care of you after surgery. However, if this is not possible, Helping Hands are available. This is a nursing service that has worked with us for several years that can be arranged prior to your stay with us. The nurses can care for you through all or part of the process. In addition to taking you from the office or surgery center to the hotel, the nurse knows our postoperative routine and can also prepare meals for you. There are several hotels with kitchenettes close to the office that accommodate our patients.