PREPARING FOR SURGERY
Complementary Photo Screening:
Before scheduling a consultation, we will first have you send in a few photos for Dr. Starkman to assess.
Scheduling a Virtual Consultation:
We are typically booked out about 4 weeks for the soonest available consultation date. We will charge a consultation fee and schedule a time with you that works with your schedule.
Our Patient Care Coordinator will be reaching out to you about 2 weeks before the consultation to answer any questions you have.
The Zoom consultation will be an hour long. You will first meet with one of our nurses to discuss patient medical history. A majority of the meeting will be discussing surgical options with Dr. Starkman and answering any questions you have. At the end, our Patient Care Coordinator will finish the meeting by emailing you a quote based on the procedure you and Dr. Starkman spoke about. She will answer any questions you may have about the quote and schedule.
We are typically booked out about 6-8 weeks in advance.
One month before your surgery:
You should plan to see your primary care physician to receive basic tests and labs, receive an EKG, and get cleared for IV sedation.
Two weeks before your surgery:
We will have a virtual pre-op with you to discuss the final details of your procedure, go over all supplies and medications related to the procedure, and answer any questions.
One day before your surgery:
You will come into the office to meet Dr. Starkman in person where he can answer any last-minute questions. You will also be meeting with one of our nurses to go over medications and supplies.