About UsPersonal StoriesLatest News & ProceduresTravel & HotelsBurn LinksWhy Choose a Private Practice?Severity of BurnsDegrees of BurnsEmergency Burn CareFrequently Asked Questions

 

Why a Private Practice?

Any 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

Consultations

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. Choucair.

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 Medical Center
  • Mary Shiels Hospital
  • Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas
  • Presbyterian Hospital, Plano
  • Medical City Dallas Hospital
  • Newton Wellesley Hospital
  • Deaconess Waltham Medical Center
  • Nantucket Cottage Hospital

Anesthesia and Pain Management

We understand 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 and Insurance

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.

Calls or Concerns

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.

 

Ask Unicorn Financial How to Pay for it
American College of Surgeons
THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGEONS

Material Copyright 2000-2013 Ramsey J. Choucair, M.D.