Out of Town Patients
Many patients travel from out of town to have cosmetic surgery with Dr. Rodriguez. Some patients drive 4-5 hours, while others travel by plane from California , Florida, or Europe. We are seeing an increasing number of patients travel from out of the country due to the: strength of their currencies.
If you fly into Baltimore, the recommended airport is BWI, which is just 25 miles from our office. Our staff can arrange for airport pick up and special overnight accommodations following your surgery. Depending on your needs, we can arrange for a single night stay or for a recovery involving 2-3 weeks.
The first step for many out of town patients is to schedule a Virtual Consultation with Dr. Rodriguez. This consultation is usually done by phone and allows Dr. Rodriguez to discuss your desired enhancements while viewing your photographs. In some instances, a video chat can be arranged. The Virtual Consultation allows you to get a tentative surgical date pending a formal consult and examination in our office. To start the process of making a Virtual Consultation you will first need to fill out medical history forms, take photos, and make a payment thru PayPal. Please watch the Virtual Consult Video to learn more about the process.
In general, patients who live more than 90 minutes away from Baltimore should plan to spend the night in Baltimore . Out-of-state and out-of-the country patients will typically stay in Baltimore anywhere from a few days to three weeks, depending on your surgery. The more extensive surgeries such as the body lift procedure, usually require a 2 1/2 week stay in town, Butt augmentation patients are not allowed to take long car trips or flights home for at least a week.
If you are staying in a hotel, our office will assist with transportation arrangements for post op visits. Patients are usually seen in the office for the post op visits, but if necessary, Dr. Rodriguez and staff will make a post operative visit to your room.
After your initial post op period (1st week), our office will also arrange and transport you to local spas for hair and manicure services. When your recuperation is complete, our staff will provide transportation to BWI airport.
Our patient coordinator will discuss your needs and help you select your hotel. Weekly hotel rates are as low as $500 per week for a handicapped room with a special shower and recliner chair. These rooms additionally offer a fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, and stove top in addition to laundry facilities and free computer data port. For a list of hotels frequented by our patients please refer to this hotel list.
If you are an out of the country patient, please see our cosmetic surgery procedure currency conversion page to find out more about how much your cosmetic surgery experience will cost in US dollars. Having your surgery in the U.S. can be less expensive than having it in your native country. Baltimore is located just 1 hour from Washington, D.C. Consider getting top U.S. medical care by a Yale trained Plastic Surgeon near our nation's capital city!
If you are considering surgery with Dr. Rodriguez and live out of town, please call the office at 410-494-8100 and ask for Kelly to find out more about your procedure and the Virtual Consultation.