Most of Dr. Green's patients travel from out of town to have their surgery performed by Dr. Green. Depending on how far you have to travel, we offer a number of options to facilitate a pleasant experience. Generally, surgery is scheduled at 1:00 in the afternoon, and patients need to arrive at the Surgery Center 90 minutes earlier. As such, if you can arrive by 11:30 a.m., you can come to Sarasota the day of surgery.
Many of the pre-operative necessities can be taken care of online, via mail, email, or over the telephone. Dr. Green will personally review your medical history and will determine whether any preoperative labs or testing are necessary. In some cases, he may request a medical clearance for surgery from your primary care physician.
If travel is not an issue, Dr. Green can meet you at his private office for a complimentary consultation at a mutually convenient time. If distance prohibits this, he will thoroughly discuss your case with you over the phone before surgery, and will meet with you at the Surgery Center on the day of your procedure to examine you and answer any additional questions that you might have.
Dr. Green sees all of his patients on the day after surgery. He recommends that you spend the night in Sarasota, since generally it is late in the afternoon when you are able to leave the surgery center. After Dr. Green sees you at your post operative visit, you are free to depart from Sarasota, although you will not be able to drive yourself for at least 48 hours.
Dr. Green's office and the surgery center are easily accessible from multiple airports, 15 minutes from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, and one hour from either Tampa International Airport or Southwest Florida International Airport in Ft. Myers. The surgery center is just off I-75 at exit 207.
There are many excellent options for hotel accommodations in the Sarasota area. We recommend the Hampton Inn Sarasota, located across the street from the surgery center. Be sure to tell the booking agent that you are having surgery by Dr. Green at Doctors' Sameday Surgery Center to receive a discounted rate that we have negotiated.
Sarasota is a beautiful resort community, so be sure to book early as hotels tend to fill up quickly, especially in the winter.