Surgeries are always performed under general anesthesia and are outpatient (you can go home/or to your hotel the same day of your surgery – if you have help for the first 48 hours after surgery). You MUST have someone with you after surgery, the first 24hrs, since you were given general anesthesia. Otherwise, your surgery will not be performed.
For patients that live out of town, arrangements for consultation, pre-op, surgery and hotels can be made over the phone and usually within the same week – depending on your schedule and how much time you will have to stay in Texas. Generally for out of state patients you will need to stay in town for a couple of days. We have some hotels we recommend to our patients – they will give you a medical discount when you reserve your room. Just make sure you let them know that you are our patient and having surgery with Dr. Raphael. If you need this information just let us know.