Virtual Consultations with our Surgeons – Now Available

Published: March 26, 2020
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Category: Blog

New Clinic Strategies to Help Combat the Spread of COVID-19

The landscape of how we interact with the world around us is changing rapidly due to the Coronavirus pandemic. To safeguard the health of our patients and community, Edina Plastic Surgery is taking stringent measures of precaution and implementing new options for our patients to interact with our surgeons. Here are some of the strategies our clinic has taken to help combat the spread of COVID-19 while still accommodating the needs of our patients during these challenging times.

Our Surgery Center is now closed until further notice.

Governor Walz issued an Executive Order beginning on March 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm, and continuing for the duration of the peacetime emergency, for all non-essential or elective surgeries and procedures to be postponed indefinitely. In light of this order, Edina Plastic Surgery has temporarily closed our onsite surgery center until it has been deemed safe to reopen by local and state governments. This precaution has been taken out of concern for our patients, to curtail the spread of the virus by any means possible, and to ensure that we are not diminishing the medical supplies our local hospitals and healthcare workers may need at this time. If you do have a surgery scheduled with us within the next 1-2 months, feel free to reach out to our surgery schedulers. We have canceled surgery up until May 1, 2020. Beyond that date, we are trying to give people 1-week notice before the time of your surgery if we are going to proceed as planned. If you have your pre-op visit scheduled for surgery, also check with your primary care clinic as the date of your appointment approaches to see if they are doing history and physicals for elective surgeries.

Interested in Learning about Plastic Surgery during #StayHomeMN?

You can now learn more about a plastic surgery procedure you are considering from the safety and comfort of your own home. Zwivel is a HIPAA privacy-protected online plastic surgery platform that allows you to research and discuss cosmetic surgeries. Here you can privately submit a consultation request and tell our surgeons about your aesthetic concerns, desired procedures, estimated budget, and any other details you would like to share. You can even upload photos so that our surgeons can personalize their recommendations for you! Again, the platform is encrypted, so your information and photos will remain completely confidential! In turn, you will receive personalized responses from our surgeons that outline their opinions, recommendations, and an estimation of any costs or fees. From there, you will have the option of scheduling a Virtual Video Consultation with your selected surgeon.

Learn more about Zwivel and download the app here…

Patients can now schedule Virtual Video Consultations with our surgeons from home.

If you had a prior consultation scheduled with one of our surgeons this month or in April, know that we can now reschedule that appointment as a video consultation. Video consultations are also available for all new patients. Our new, doxy.me telemedicine video consulting is a FREE service that requires no download of any apps or software. Just use a browser on a computer or device with a camera and microphone. It is easily accessible via your smartphone, tablet, or desktop. Doxy.me is fully encrypted, your session can be anonymous, none of your information is stored online, and it is also HIPAA, GDPR, PHIPA/PIPEDA & HITECH compliant. This interface is exceptionally user-friendly and extremely simple to use and puts you in direct contact with one of our surgeons at a scheduled time.

Learn more about doxy.me here…

Edina Plastic Surgery is committed to doing everything we can to keep our patients healthy and safe and evolving our practice by any means possible to meet your needs. We are so grateful for your flexibility, understanding, and willingness to progress with us as we navigate our way through these unprecedented times.

If you have any questions about an upcoming appointment you have scheduled with us – or if you would like to schedule a video consultation with one of OUR SURGEONS, please text or call: (952) 925-1765 or email: info@edinaplasticsurgery.com

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