a Private Practice?
type of surgery can cause anxiety, but because of the emotional
and psychological aspects of facial burn reconstruction, the anxiety
can be amplified. Having surgery in a private, non-teaching hospital,
can help alleviate some of that anxiety.
What to Expect
The most important part of
your consultation is complete and effective communication between
you and Dr. Choucair. Please feel free to ask whatever is on your
mind. We will do our best to answer your questions and accurately
identify your goals. Despite every effort at a full and clear explanation,
questions can remain after an initial consultation. We encourage
you to schedule a second consultation, or call and speak with Dr.
You will be given detailed instructions to prepare for surgery,
such as medications to avoid, and specific instructions regarding
your recovery period. All aspects of the proposed surgery will be
discussed with you.
Where Surgery is Performed
Your safety, comfort
and the specific requirements of the procedure determine where surgery
will be performed. Our in-office treatment rooms are appropriate
for minor procedures. More involved procedures are performed in
a fully-equipped hospital operating room or certified outpatient
surgery center. Dr. Choucair is affiliated with the following hospitals:
- Baylor University
- Mary Shiels Hospital
- Medical City
- Newton Wellesley
- Deaconess Waltham
- Nantucket Cottage
and Pain Management
concerns about anesthesia. Modern anesthetic techniques are very
safe and effective. We will discuss the requirements of your specific
procedure with you. Regardless of the anesthesia used, you will
be comfortable. Appropriate pain medication will be prescribed after
surgery. We wish to make your surgical experience as painless as
possible, and are happy to address any concerns you may have.
Fees for cosmetic
surgery are traditionally paid prior to surgery. Costs vary widely
and depend upon the complexity of the operation, where the surgery
is performed and which anesthetic is administered. Insurance does
not usually cover cosmetic procedures. However, if scar revision
is performed to minimize scarring or to improve your ability to
function, it may be at least partially covered. Check your policy
or call your carrier to be sure.
Personal checks, cashier's checks and credit cards are acceptable
methods of payment. Our office staff can also help you arrange financing.
Some reconstructive procedures may be covered by insurance. We are
happy to assist you in filing insurance claims.
You are encouraged
to call the office if you have any questions or problems at any
time. Normal office hours are 9 AM to 5 PM weekdays. After hours,
an answering service is available to take your calls. In the case
of an emergency, Dr. Choucair will be notified immediately.
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