Labs and tests required
The following labs/tests are required to be completed within 30 days of your arrival to Costa Rica:
- Complete blood count
- Blood Clotting times
- Type of blood
- EKG (Heart electrocardiogram)
- Breast Ultrasound
- Pregnancy Test (Blood Test)
- Mammogram (If you are over 35 or you can sign a waiver to not have it done)
We understand that a situation may arise that could force you to reschedule, postpone, or cancel your surgery. Please understand that such changes affect not only your surgeon and anesthesiologist, but other patients as well. If you completely cancel your surgery we will withhold the $500 nonrefundable deposit.
We reserve the right to make minor adjustments to the scheduled date or time. Any changes to the schedule will always be communicated in advance; these changes will not affect your procedures or travel itinerary or recovery process. Should an emergency take place and changes affect your itinerary, Dr. Urzola’s staff with work with you one-on-one to make arrangements for you.
We highly recommend Chetica Ranch to our surgical patients. Located 15 minutes from Clinica Unibe (without traffic), Chetica is situated in the mountains with fresh air and beautiful views. Chetica has been in the medical tourism industry for 18 years. They have a dedicated staff to tend to your healing needs. Contact information for Chetica is located at www.recoverycenterchetica.com
Your patient coordinator will schedule all of your appoints, to include your follow-up appointments, HBOT, and massages. You will receive these appointments after your surgical procedure. Due to tight schedules with Dr. Urzola, the hyperbaric chamber and the massage therapist these appointments cannot be altered. If you miss an appointment it is unlikely that we will be able to reschedule. Hyperbaric chamber and post op massages are an important factor in healing and obtaining good aesthetic results therefore it is imperative that you keep your appointments. If you miss your appointment with the message therapist there will be no refund, as this is her policy.
Time required to stay in Costa Rica and when to come
Dr. Urzola requires a 10- day after surgery date minimal stay with the day of surgery being day one. The 10- day stay is required for explant only, explant and lift, explant, lift and fat transfer and fat transfer only. If you add any other surgical procedures, you will need to discuss your length of stay with Dr. Urzola. You will need to arrive at least one day prior to your surgery. If you have a long flight, you will need to arrive at least two days prior to your surgery.
Packing list ideas
- Bromelian and Arnica for bruising and swelling
- A USB stick to save your videos and pictures
- Slip on shoes
- Button up shirts
- Loose clothing