Dr. Joe Gryskiewicz and Dr. Karan Chopra, our experienced cosmetic surgeons, frequently have patients coming to our practice from out-of-state to have surgery. If you’re from out-of-town and are considering traveling for surgery, our helpful team has developed a protocol to make your experience as seamless as possible. When you’re ready to start achieving your goals with Dr. Gryskiewicz and Dr. Chopra, the following steps can help with your surgical journey.
First Step: Arrange a Virtual Consultation
Email Kendal at kendal@tcplasticsurgery. In your email, we ask that you include your first and last name, phone number, date of birth, the procedure(s) you are interested in, the doctor you would like a virtual consultation with, and when you are looking to schedule surgery.
Upon receiving your information, Kendal will call you to set up a virtual consultation with Dr. Gryskiewicz or Dr. Chopra. After you have met with one of our doctors virtually, our surgery coordinator will reach out to discuss your options via email or telephone. At this time, we will also be able to give you a cost estimate for your procedure(s). Our office provides plastic surgery financing options for our patients and we would be happy to review these with you.
Second Step: Reserve Your Surgery Date and Meet Your Surgeon
Once the best time has been determined, a $500 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve the surgery date. This will apply toward your surgical costs, but will not be refunded if you cancel. A pre-op physical will need to be performed by your family physician approximately 2 weeks prior to your surgery. Payment is due in full 2 weeks prior to surgery. Payments can be in the form of a cashier’s check, credit card, or one of our financing options. (Payment details will be on your “Fee Quote Sheet” that you will receive via email).
All details have to be agreed upon before you arrive for your complimentary consultation so that the surgeon has everything he needs for your surgery the next day. When you arrive, Dr. Gryskiewicz or Dr. Chopra will perform a thorough examination and discuss everything in great detail with you. If at the time of your visit your plastic surgeon decides that you would not be a good candidate for surgery, your payment will be returned to you and surgery will not be performed.
Third Step: Post-Operative Follow-Up Visits
Dr. Gryskiewicz and Dr. Chopra strongly recommend that patients stay in the Minneapolis area for a minimum of 5-7 days after surgery. (Different procedures require different lengths of time. These details will be discussed during your virtual consultation). Our office staff will work with you to best accommodate your schedule post-operatively.
Aftercare & Nursing Services
You will need someone to care for you for at least 24 hours after surgery. If you do not have a caretaker, we can provide you with local healthcare information. (This service would be an added expense for you).
If you are planning to undergo a facelift or a tummy tuck, our team recommends arranging nursing care so you can focus on healing during the initial stages of your recovery. There are a number of local services we work with to help provide patients with the care they need. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Gryskiewicz & Chopra Twin Cities Cosmetic Surgery today.
Pro Concierge Nursing
Jill Stoks (507) 626-5638
PCS Home Health Care
Care Minders Home Care
Allied Professionals, Inc.
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Premier Best Western Nicollet Inn
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Toll Free (888) 463-7200
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14350 Nicollet Court
Burnsville, MN 55306
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Hampton Inn Bloomington
4201 American Blvd.
Bloomington, MN 55437
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Holiday Inn Express
7770 Johnson Avenue
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4460 West 78th Street Circle
Bloomington, MN 55435
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Embassy Suites Hotel Bloomington
2800 West 80th Street
Bloomington, MN 55431
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