Out of Town Patients
Dr. Bukret is one of the few physicians qualified to perform endoscopic procedures in Argentina. He also uses standard concepts that have been modified to augment his personal method, a less invasive, minimal-incision technique that is based on an artistic premise and personalized to accommodate the unique needs of each patient. This technique has earned him invitations by preeminent physicians in San Francisco, California, to attend their procedures, and to perform clinical rotations with some of the most renowned plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills, California.
Buenos Aires Plastic Surgery prides itself on our interaction with other specialists (such as our cardiologist and anesthesiologist), and our relationship with the medical staff at the Sanatorio de los Arcos, one of the most modern and efficient hospitals in Argentina and the newest in Buenos Aires.
Unlike many other doctors’ offices and clinics, there will be only a minimal need to visit the hospital for anything other than your surgery itself. One of the most important parts of our practice is that you know your medical team and develop a bond of confidence and trust with them.
Our Distinctive Care
Our patient base is international, and as a result, has found it critical to carefully consider the numerous and weighty current issues affecting the health care field in the United States and Europe. These topics, of course, affect nearly all of our patients in some personal way.
Concerns such as AMA opinions on overseas medical procedures, the large increase in massive weight loss surgeries, the insurance crisis and comparative pricing, FDA approvals, and the breast cancer “epidemic”-along with many other subjects-influence millions of people, and one of them has more than likely impacted the lives of every one of our patients in some way or another. Since our primary focus is our patients, we always want to hear from them about their needs and concerns, and how other factors may have had an influence on those same matters. Chances are we’re on top of the situation and can custom-tailor our care to accommodate every patient and their own unique situation and needs.
We are also aware of how overwhelming it can be dealing with the many details involved with surgical procedures, especially when having them performed in another country. That is why, at BAPS, we want to make our patients’ experience in Argentina as free of stress and comfortable as possible by assisting them with or alleviating many of these concerns.
South America, especially Brazil, has always been an attraction for cosmetic or reconstructive surgery; however, Argentina is now recognized as an emerging, powerful presence in the provision of care in those fields. It’s also more financially feasible, because it’s less well-known. Drs. Bukret and Pesce are uniquely qualified to provide care that surpasses that of many of their contemporaries. Since they work as a team, their patients receive the kind of superlative attention that most other private practitioners are incapable of offering.
The Next Step. Upon Your Arrival in Buenos Aires
After you are settled in, a personal consultation with your doctor will take place, after which more thorough and precise advice can be rendered, and decisions regarding treatment planned accordingly. Your initial consult with the Plastic Surgeon will be followed by discussions with and evaluations by our cardiologist.
The day of your procedure, you’ll be escorted to the hospital and have the opportunity to speak to your physician and anesthesiologist, if you’d like, before the surgery. Post-op, if it becomes necessary or is deemed prudent for your comfort or well-being to stay overnight, our assistants and your doctor will monitor you frequently and the excellent nursing staff will be there to assist you constantly. Our patients are pampered and catered too, but always with their medical considerations, their emotional outlook, and their physical safety foremost in mind.
After you leave the hospital, and if you have medical needs that require it, your doctor will make visits to check on you post-op without you needing to come into the office, although your plastic surgeon will be following your recovery progress closely through office visits, also. Only your doctor, and no one else, will complete follow-up work with you. Unlike many other medical offices, at BAPS you will not have clinicians, nurses, or other doctors attend to you during your recovery period, although they will always be available to help.
After Your Return Home
We understand that many times, patients have questions or concerns during the time it takes for their surgery to show complete results, and this process can sometimes take from six months to a year. Our patients are encouraged to keep in contact with us, and we will with you, long after your surgery has been completed. It is extremely important for us to know you are happy and physically comfortable with the results of your procedures.