Fly in Program

STEP 1 – GETTING STARTED

Fly-In For a Personal Consultation and Exam

Dr. Franco routinely has patients from all over the U.S. and abroad. The majority of patients do the initial consultation in a virtual fashion, however some patients do travel to Austin for a personal consultation. We try to help accommodate these appointments on a Friday or Monday so that you can have a weekend getaway to discuss your surgery.

Or Receive a Virtual Consultation

Ideal for the out-of-town person who wants to receive a consultation from the comfort of their home. Learn more about the Virtual Consultation. The virtual consultation process will allow you to submit your pictures and health information prior to traveling to Austin for your surgery. Once we have received this information you will be scheduled for a Skype call so that you can speak directly with Dr. Franco.

Once Dr. Franco has determined if you are a good candidate for surgery, Kristin our Patient Coordinator will contact you. She can discuss fees and other expenses as well as suggest hotel and/or post-operative care accommodations.

STEP 2 – SCHEDULING SURGERY

Once you have determined that you wish to proceed, the scheduling process begins. Your pre-operative appointment should take about 2 hours and will be spent in our office covering physical examination, pre and post-operative instruction, and review and signing of all consents. Surgery can then usually be performed the following day or two at one of our surgery centers.

STEP 3 – RECOVERY

Typically, fly-in patients stay in Austin for approximately 7 to 14 days after surgery (depending on the surgery). In the event that you may feel a need for medical assistance after returning home, we are available to refer you to a local physician for check-ups. Your health and safety will remain our number one priority.


Dr. Franco frequently sees patients throughout Texas and around the country for their surgery. Austin has an abundance of outstanding restaurants, sophisticated lodging, and fun things to do prior to your surgery and for your caretakers after your surgery. Here is our travel short-list to help get you started.

TRAVEL

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport has daily flights around the country and is conveniently located near downtown Austin. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport has a wide range of airlines to choose from for your travel needs, from American Airlines, to Jet Blue to Southwest and many more.

 

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HOTELS

Hotel, Convention Center and Spa.
Upscale hotel that is nestled in the heart of downtown Austin.
110 E 2nd St,
Austin, TX 78701
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Hotel designed for longer stays.
Located downtown just west of the famous sixth street!
600 Guadalupe St.
Austin, TX 78701
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Upscale Hotel and Spa.
Located in the heart of downtown Austin.
200 Lavaca Street
Austin, TX 78701
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Luxury hotel with classic Austin charm.
Located downtown on the famous sixth street!
600 Guadalupe St.
Austin, TX 78701
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Located in North Austin near the surgery center.
2340 IH 35 North
Round Rock, TX 78681
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Marriott Hotel with easy access to the Georgetown office and surgery center. Located in North Austin near the outlet malls and golf courses.
2700 Hoppe Trail
Round Rock, TX 78681
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Easy access to the Georgetown office and surgery center.
Located in North Austin near the outlet malls and golf courses.
555 S. I – 35 City Centre Business Park
Round Rock, TX 78664

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RESTAURANTS

Traditional Tex-Mex with a Polynesian twist that all culminates into the Finest “Mexonisian” cuisines. The Hula Hut Austin is decked out with tiki torches, bamboo walls, grass-thatched bars and thousands of colored lights.Directions

 

Nestled under the shade of the tall pecan grove, Shady Grove has been serving up Austin-inspired home-cooking, cocktails, sunshine and smiles since 1992.

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World Famous Barbecue in the Texas hill country! It’s BYOB at this venerable cash-only, BBQ spot with a rustic setting & live music outdoors.Directions

 

Moonshine serves up innovative down-home cooking in a casual atmosphere, steeped in Austin, Texas’ historic Waterloo Compound.Directions

 

Upscale funky-chic spot for global fusion fare & cocktails in a modern setting with an airy feel.

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Local chain serving Mexican-street-food-style tacos in inventive varieties, including for breakfast.Directions

 

Long lines form early for brisket, pulled pork & other smoked meats at this lunch-only spot. The restaurant has sold out of brisket every day since its establishment.Directions

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