What can I expect during a consultation?

The doctor will begin by reviewing your health history and performing an examination to ensure you are a good candidate for surgery. The next step is to explore treatment options by reviewing medical drawings, before and after photos, or digital materials, in order to help you decide which treatment option is best for you. Pros and cons of your treatment options and recovery information will be discussed as well. Lastly, you will be given a finalized quote and a list of upcoming surgery dates.

It is important to Dr. Capone that you have all the information you need to make the right decision about your surgery. Dr. Capone will meet with you and any family member you wish to accompany you during the consultation. Together, we will explore all of your questions and concerns. 

 

When can I schedule a consultation?

Consultations are scheduled on most weekdays between 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m with some variation. We are happy to work with you to find a convenient time for you to meet with the doctor. 

Contact one of our schedulers at [412-363-6626] or request an appointment.

 

What is important in choosing a plastic surgeon?

  • Verify that your plastic surgeon is Board Certified or Board Eligible by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS).
  • Choose a plastic surgeon who has graduated from a plastic surgery residency program that has been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). 

Every plastic surgeon at The Shadyside Surgi-Center has graduated from an accredited American medical school, and has trained in surgery for at least five years within an accredited program.

 

How do you ensure safety at your facility?

In addition to providing a comfortable, private experience for patients and their families, we uphold the most rigorous standards in safety. 

The Shadyside Surgi-Center is equipped with all the safety features of a hospital operating room, yet specially tailored for plastic surgery patients. Our surgical facility features: 

  • Precision air filtration and ventilation systems that provide twenty-five filtered air exchanges per hour. 
  • A natural gas-driven backup electrical generator that ensures uninterrupted power through any power outage. 
  • All equipment is maintained and routinely inspected by specialists in biomedical engineering. 
  • The Shadyside Surgi-Center is licensed by the state of Pennsylvania and meets all OSHA regulations. 
  • The Shadyside Surgi-Center has met 100% of the high standards of the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF), and has remained continuously accredited for over 25 years.

 

Do you have accommodations for out-of-town patients?

Yes, Dr. Capone routinely provides care for out-of-town visitors. We can recommend a number of conveniently-located, comfortable overnight accommodations that are within blocks of our facilities. Please let the staff at our plastic surgery center help to arrange your stay in Pittsburgh.

 

Do you offer financing?

Yes. Please call our office at [412-363-6626] for details or to find out if you are pre-approved.