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Answers to Common Questions 

At what facilities do you perform your surgical procedures?

  • Westchester Medical center  07/01/2013 – present
  • Mercy Medical Center  01/29/200 – present 
  • Manhattan Eye, Ear, Throat Hospital 11/20/2004 – present
  • Lenox Hill Hospital  11/20/2004 – present 
  • North Shore University Hospital  01/01/200 – present
  • Syosset SurgiCenter  5/16/2020 – present
  • Dr. Elena Ocher PC  1/20/2004 – present

What is the wait time with scheduling my cosmetic procedure?

We are usually booked two months away, but there are cancellations, so please make sure you check with our staff for a time that is mutually convenient for you.

What am I required to do prior to surgery?

See your primary care physician, perform basic blood work, and occasionally have additional testing depending on your medical history.

How much time do I need to take off work after my surgical procedure?

Usually one to two weeks is appropriate.

What do your fees include?

Surgeon's and anesthesiologist's fees, facility costs, post-surgical garments, and products.

Do I need someone to stay with me after my surgery?

Yes, you will need someone to sign you out of the surgical facility and stay with you for the initial 24 hours after your procedure. If you don't have someone to stay with you, we will be happy to arrange private-duty nursing.

When can I go back to exercising?

Most procedures allow for some form of exercise three weeks after surgery. Many patients can return to exercise three to six weeks post-surgery. We encourage patients to start walking immediately after surgery.

What is the difference between general and twilight (IV sedation) anesthesia?

Both procedures require a board-certified anesthesiologist at the surgical facility. The anesthesiologist determines the type of anesthesia at the time of surgery. Both are equally safe.

Do I stay overnight, or do I go home after my surgical procedure?

Following most procedures, patients go home the same day of surgery. If deemed necessary by Dr. Alizadeh, you will stay with a private-duty nurse or at one of our partner hospitals overnight.

Do you have Concierge service offerings?

Yes, we offer concierge booking for hotels, flights, car, and private-duty nursing. We also offer a personal shopper at the world-famous Bergdorf Goodman in the heart of Manhattan and at the world-renowned Mall at Americana in Manhasset.

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