Our Patients Come From Far & Wide
What To Expect When Working with Dr. Baxter
Dr. Baxter’s experience in revision breast surgery and other advanced techniques has resulted in patients coming from all directions in western Washington and across the country. While most of our patients live in Seattle, Bellevue, and Snohomish County, we have had patients from as far as Connecticut, Alaska, and Florida, not to mention New Zealand, Australia, and Canada. If you are considering traveling from out of state to see Dr. Baxter, here are a few things to help make the process easier.
Our office and surgical facility are located north of Seattle, about 29 miles from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. We recommend staying at the nearby Embassy Suites. They offer a discount for our patients (call us for the code before you book), wheelchair access, on-site restaurant, and a separate room in the suite for the caregiver. Please contact our patient care coordinator Lori@DrBaxter.com for any additional information you may need.
As with any procedure, a detailed plan is important and a thorough consultation needs to be done in advance. Sometimes this can be accomplished with email, photos, and a phone call. For revisions of previous surgery, Dr. Baxter will want to review complete records and a Skype call may be arranged. Once the surgery is scheduled, you will receive a packet of materials detailing the informed consent process and other information about preparing for surgery and recovery. This will be reviewed by phone with one of our nurses before your trip.
Plan on arriving a full business day prior to surgery so that you can be seen in the office. After surgery, you will need an adult to pick you up and stay with you for the first 24 hours. The length of time we need you to stay in the area will depend on the nature of the procedure, but typically this is at least several days.