FB Pixel Skip to main content

We are very happy to announce that Virtual Consultations and Telemedicine (Telehealth) are now available at the Arizona Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

You may be wondering what exactly these are and why you should also be happy.

These allow you to be seen by Dr. Turkeltaub and his staff without truly being seen…

That is, at least not in person.

Why is this so important or a big deal?

You may or may not be aware that the government, in response to this COVID-19 pandemic, has issued a prohibition on all elective and semi-elective healthcare which includes office visits and surgery. This technology provides you with the opportunity to obtain “medical care” and information now as opposed to having to wait until this prohibition is lifted which could be two to three months or even more.

Using your desktop computer, laptop or smartphone and with a good internet connection, you can have a consultation or follow-up visit with Dr. Turkeltaub and his staff (when appropriate) without ever leaving the comfort and safety (from COVID-19) of your house, apartment or wherever you choose to be.

The consultations can be for a wide array of cosmetic as well as reconstructive issues. Of course, because this does not allow for direct, hands on examination, there will be some limitations such as the ability to select the exact breast implant sizes and profiles for a breast augmentation or being able to determine the volume expected to be removed for a breast reduction in order to obtain insurance approval.

For insurance related issues, Arizona Governor Ducey issued an executive order in response to this pandemic mandating that all insurance companies must cover these virtual visits as if they had occurred in a doctor’s office. Many of these companies have also waived the usual copay though you may want to check to determine if your particular plan is doing the same. How long these changes will remain in effect are not known.

If you are interested in having a Virtual Consultation or follow-up for a previous in office visit including postoperative, please go to Virtual Consultations and Telemedicine on our website and follow the directions.

If you have any questions about this, whatsoever, you are more than welcome to call our office at (480) 451-3000.

Request an Appointment

A Message Regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19

In light of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to let you know of some of the major precautions we are taking in our office to maximize cleanliness and keep the environment as sanitary and safe as possible. Our highest priority is always to ensure the safety of every individual who sees us and we are taking extreme infection-control measures to maintain cleanliness and “sterility” of surfaces and the overall environment.

We will be limiting dates and times for office appointments and consultations due to safety and other issues. Consequently, if you have already made an office appointment or consultation prior to March 18, 2020 to occur at a later time, this may need to be changed.

For anyone considering plastic surgery, we are now offering Virtual Consultations and Telemedicine through Skype. A great number of aesthetic or insurance-related issues can be evaluated via pictures and online video conferencing, making this an excellent way to find out more about particular procedures, determine candidacy for treatment, receive answers to questions and facilitate being able to move forward with care once the government lifts all restrictions.

In an abundance of caution, we are asking all current patients who are experiencing a fever, cough, chills, fatigue or any type of respiratory illness to please delay any upcoming appointments at our practice. We can talk with you by phone or email to establish a new date and time for the appointment.

We are all in this together. Our team urges everyone to follow the guidelines recommended by local health authorities and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which include frequent handwashing for a minimum of 20 seconds, social distancing, staying home if you are feeling sick, and contacting your healthcare provider if you feel you are experiencing symptoms.

For more information, please read our blog – Coronavirus and You: Important Information

For further updates, please check our blog.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us by phone or email.