We have many patients who travel from out of state and out of the country to have procedures performed by Dr. Scott Mosser. Keeping in mind the distance these patients travel, our office makes all the arrangements seamless and hassle free.
Since it is difficult for out of town patients to come in for an in-office consultation, we do a “Virtual Consultation”. During this time, you and Dr. Mosser can speak about the procedure of interest by phone. The specifics, including incisions, recovery time and fees, will all be covered during this consultation.
Below are the steps necessary in order to help prepare for the virtual consult. The virtual consult needs to be at least two weeks prior to your desired surgery date. We hope that this information will make help you prepare for a virtual consult and prepare questions to ask Dr. Mosser.
Preparing For the Consultation
- Complete the “Patient Information” and “Clinical History” form. These can be downloaded here Patient Forms. You can mail, email, or fax them in advance of your consult to:
-Scott W. Mosser, M.D. 450 Sutter Street, Suite 1000 San Francisco, CA. 94108
-Fax: (415) 398-7784 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- We ask that you email us photos of the area you are interested in treating prior to the virtual consult. We would need photos of the profile of the area (right and left), front, back( if applicable), and 45 degree diagonal views.
- Provide us with phone numbers by which we can contact you on the day of consult.
- Pay the consultation fee of $150.00; this fee is an investment since it will be applied towards your procedure. You can pay this fee over the phone the day of your consultation or mail us a check prior to the consultation.
What to Expect During the Consultation
- Plan to spend a total of about one hour with us on the day of your appointment. Dr. Scott Mosser will discuss the benefits and potential results of the procedure or procedures that interest you.
- Once Dr Mosser has determined that you are a good candidate for the procedure. you will be contacted by our Patient Coordinator. She will email you a written fee quote and set up a time to go over the quote together. She will discuss the fees associated with all the procedures in which you are interested. This quote will also include the costs for anesthesia, the facility, and supplies. You can then discuss available surgery dates and discuss discuss further planning details in order to help you get prepared for your visit to San Francisco. Also, the Pre-Operative (Pre-Op) visit will be scheduled at least one day prior to your surgery.
Arrival and Lodging in San Francisco
- We will arrange for our driver to come and pick you up from the airport and transport you to the office if you have a Pre-Op appointment. If time is sufficient our driver will first bring you to your place of stay to drop off bags and then to our office for your appointment.
- Here is a list of recommended lodging arrangements in San Francisco:Gaylord Hotel www.gaylordsuites.com -Rates are $650-750 They also have handicap rooms available which means they have a larger shower and more hand railings in the bathroom. (which would be very helpful with your recovery)Sir Francis Drake Hotel www.sirfrancisdrake.com – Located on the same block as our office. They offer our patients a special rate for our patients as well, so please call us to assist you.The Post Op Recovery Place, Inc. www.postoprecoveryplace.com -Benefits of care include that all arrangements are made around your procedure schedule, the doctor’s orders are followed carefully, care is confidential and around the clock, and provides a comfortable atmosphere in which to recover. Rates range from $360.00-$425.00 per night (depending on type of room) after your procedure.
Pre-Op Visit and Purpose of Pre-Op
- You will receive a packet containing the information required two weeks prior to surgery. This will include lab work that must be completed and sent to our office prior to surgery, a list of prescription and over the counter medication to avoid prior to surgery and during recovery, and a “Comfort Station” packet that includes a list of necessary items to have during your recovery and details what to expect post-surgery.
- Your Pre-Op appointment will be at least one day prior to surgery so that you and Dr. Mosser can discuss all the necessary surgical consents and discuss any further questions you may have.