Traveling for Care

Patients travel to Vital Health Endometriosis Center for surgery from all around the world. Traveling patients have specific requirements that need to be met to ensure optimal care during their stay in Los Gatos but also during their travel home after surgery and their ongoing post-operative recovery.

My quality of life has improved so much since traveling to California to see Dr. Cook for surgery, and I only wish I had found him sooner.
-Mary B.

At Vital Health’s Endometriosis Specialty Center, we provide comprehensive care from the moment you contact us through the first year following your surgery. If you are an Out-of-Area Patient considering surgery, you will find all the detailed steps in this easily downloadable pdf file here:

Download the Out-of-Area Patient Surgery Timeline

Arriving for surgery and leaving after surgery

We advise traveling patients to arrive in Los Gatos or the surrounding area by the evening prior to their first pre-operative consultation. Typically this will be the Sunday evening, with a pre-operative office visit taking place on the Monday (although scheduling may vary).

Traveling patients are cleared to travel home following their post-operative in-office visit, which usually takes place the Monday following surgery (again scheduling may vary). This means that the average traveling patient will spend 8 nights in Los Gatos or surroundings before heading home.

When making traveling plans, please consult with the office for your personalized pre-op, surgery and post-op schedule and for individualized advice on making suitable travel arrangements.

Accommodations

Our list of recommended hotels provides an overview of comfortable and affordable accommodations (some of which have special patient discounts) near Vital Health Endometriosis Center and the surgical facilities where Dr. Cook performs surgery.

Traveling home after surgery

The thought of traveling a long distance home following major surgery can be a daunting prospect. With the following tips, we can help ensure that your journey is as smooth as possible.

Car travel and plane travel home
Distance follow-up care
Post-operative pain management
Communicating with your local healthcare providers

I have never felt the kindness, respect and warmth, anywhere else, that I feel in Dr. Cook’s office. Everyone there is so kind and concerned. The atmosphere is one of professional yet caring. I cannot recommend them highly enough! I travel for several hours, by airplane, to get here, to get what I consider the best care possible.
-Becca

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Traveling for Care
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Patients travel to Vital Health Endometriosis Center for surgery from all around the world. See the traveling for care requirements here.

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Summary
Article Name
Traveling for Care
Description
Patients travel to Vital Health Endometriosis Center for surgery from all around the world. See the traveling for care requirements here.