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Plastikos plastic surgery patient information and resources.

Plastikos Resources

Below is a comprehensive categorized list of patient resources and informational topics. Simply click on the tab most relevant to the information you are looking for, to find its content on the right.

Financing Options

The Plastikos Accepted Payments Policy allows our patients several convenient payment options. Below you will find a detailed list of payment types accepted by Plastikos, as well as a list of the top three cosmetic surgery financing institutions. For more information regarding payments and financing, please contact our Atlanta Plastic Surgery Center at (770) 457-4677. In addition to accepting cash, personal checks, cashier's checks, or payments made with all major credit cards, including: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express, we have also partnered with the following organizations, thereby offering you several convenient financing options:

CareCredit: Applying is fast, easy and secure. CareCredit healthcare card is accepted at over 150,000 enrolled providers nationwide, including here at Plastikos. For more information about the CareCredit program, call the Plastikos Atlanta Surgery Center at (770) 457-4677 or call CareCredit at (800) 677-0718.

Cash, Checks, and Credit Card Payments: We accept cash, personal checks, cashier's check, or payments made with all major credit cards, including: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

Advance Care: A leading provider of patient financing for elective procedures, the Advance Care card offers patients the most affordable financing options available. For more information about the Advance Care program, call Plastikos at (770) 457-4677 or call Advance Care at (800) 432-9470.

Patient Forms

For your convenience, we compiled a list of the most important and frequently used forms. Simply click on the form link to view and save a PDF version thereof. If you need any additional information, assistance with furnishing a form, or another form not listed below, please feel free to contact our Atlanta Plastic Surgery Center at (770) 457-4677.

pdfBreast Explant Information Packet (610 KB)

pdfMedical Records Request (136 KB)

pdfNew Patient Informational Brochure (2769 KB)

pdfNew Patient Paperwork for Dr. Gordon's Patients (496 KB)

pdfNew Patient Paperwork for Dr. Kolb's Patients (340 KB)

pdfNotice of Privacy Practices (152 KB)

pdfPlastikos Patient Acknowledgement and Consent Form (HIPAA) (88 KB)

pdfStatement of Financial Policies for Our Patients (130 KB)

Hospital Affiliations

North Fulton Hospital: North Fulton Hospital (NFH), part of Tenet Georgia, is a 202-bed, acute-care hospital located on Highway 9, Alpharetta Highway, in Roswell. Opened in 1983, NFH serves North Fulton and surrounding counties through its team of more than 1,000 employees, 400 staff physicians and 200 volunteers. NFH is a state-designated Level II trauma center and provides a continuum of services through its centers and programs, including neurosciences, women’s health services, orthopedics, rehabilitation, surgical services, gastroenterology and oncology. The hospital is fully accredited and is also recognized by the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer as an Accredited Cancer Program, as well as being certified as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.

For more information about North Fulton Hospital, please visit their website at www.nfultonhospital.com.

Accepted Insurance

The following insurance carriers and insurance plans are accepted by each respective doctor. Please be mindful that your insurance policy coverage is restricted to your insurance carrier's underwriting parameters, and some procedures may not be covered.

Dr. Susan E Kolb:

AcceptedAmerican WholeHealth

AcceptedBCBS GA

AcceptedBlueChoice PPO

AcceptedTraditional Blue

AcceptedChoiceCare Network

AcceptedHumana Employee Health

AcceptedHumana

AcceptedMedicaid

AcceptedMedicare

AcceptedPro-Net

AcceptedTricare Standard

AcceptedUSA Managed Care Organization

AcceptedUnicare

AcceptedNational Advantage Program

Dr. Julian Gordon:

AcceptedCigna Healthcare

AcceptedUnited Healthcare

AcceptedAetna

AcceptedBCBS

Pre- and Postoperative Care

At Plastikos we recognize that your surgery may range from a minor procedure done under local anesthetic to a more dramatic intervention requiring general anesthesia and a more prolonged recovery. As such we offer a wide range of both traditional and holistic modalities to help relieve your pain and improve your time to healing and recovery. Discussion with your surgeon will help to find the right combination for your specific needs. These modalities, and more, including additional supplements, homeopathic remedies and varied holistic interventions, in concert with traditional western approaches will maximize your recovery and healing. Please ask your surgeon to create a postoperative plan just for you.

pdfPreoperative Care: American WholeHealth CAM Disc. Plan

InfoNon-Narcotic Pain Medications

This class of medication includes prescription and non prescription strength medications like acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and naproxen. These work well for mild pain or in conjunction with a narcotic medication for more significant pain. These may cause stomach upset and should be stopped if they do. Your physician may ask you to stop taking certain non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (aspirin, Motrin TM, Aleve TM) before surgery as they may predispose you to bleeding complications during and after surgery. Please notify your physician if you use these types of medications.

InfoNarcotic Medications

There are a wide variety of narcotic medications available to your surgeon to treat your pain. These medications are very strong and occasionally habit forming so your Surgeon will likely only provide enough for the immediate postoperative period to address your acute pain. They may cause nausea and some abdominal discomfort. Notify your doctor if these symptoms arise.

InfoPain Pumps

Certain breast and abdominal procedures will also be a candidate for postoperative pain management with a pain pump.These pumps deliver continuous infusions of local anesthetic to the surgical site and can stay in place from 24 to 72 hours. They are then removed in the office or at home as directed. You can ask your surgeon if this method may be useful for your individual pain management.

InfoSofpulse™

This new, FDA approved modality is a breakthrough in reduction of edema and bruising. Edema may worsen your postoperative pain and Sofpulse™ may help in alleviating that component of your pain and help quicken your healing time. As this is a topical patch, it is not typically associated with any side effects.

InfoRelief Tone

This homeopathic remedy is formulated with multiple ingredients to maximize its healing effects. It includes arnica, which aids in decreasing bruising, and other ingredients which have anti-inflammatory properties. Just a few droplets on the tongue postoperatively can aid in speeding up your recovery time. As a homeopathic remedy there are very few associated side effects.

Travel and Accomodation

Below you will find a list of major airlines that fly into the Atlanta airport as well as hotels that offer special rates to our patients. We are located 2.5 miles from Perimeter Mall which provides plenty of restaurants and shopping. Please visit www.accessatlanta.com or www.atlanta.com for other ideas on dining and entertainment during your stay. If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (770) 457-4677.

Airlines:

InfoAirTran Airlines - (800) AIR-TRAN or www.airtran.com.

InfoAmerican Airlines - (800) 433-7300 or www.aa.com.

InfoContinental Airlines - (800) 523-FARE or www.airtran.com.

InfoDelta Airlines - (800) 221-1212 or www.continental.com.

InfoUnited Airlines (800) United-1 or www.united.com.

InfoFor a complete list of airlines that fly into Atlanta, please visit the Atlanta Airport website.

Hotels:

Many of our patients fly in from all over the country to have their surgery performed at Plastikos Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Below is a list of local hotels with special rates for our patients. Please call one of the participating hotels and ask for the special Plastikos rates.

InfoHomewood Suites by Hilton (Transportation provided to/from Plastikos) located at 915 Crestline Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30328.www.homewoodsuites.com.

InfoResidence Inn by Marriott (Transportation provided to/from Plastikos) located at 1901 Savoy Drive, Chamblee, GA 30341.www.residenceinn.com.

InfoStaybridge Suites by Holiday Inn (Transportation provided to/from Plastikos) located at 760 Mt. Vernon Highway, NE, Atlanta, GA 30328.www.staybridge.com/atlanta-pm.

InfoStaybridge Suites Atlanta Perimeter located at 4601 Ridgeview Rd, Atlanta, GA 30338.www.staybridge.com/atlanta-pr.

InfoMicrotel located at 6280 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30338.www.microtelinn.com.

Patient Testimonials

Barbara Tirpak: "One year ago, today, I had my breast implants explanted and a breast lift. I thank you, with all my heart, for a successful surgery and post surgery. Thank you for truly caring, and answering all my questions, big and small, and getting me through a C Diff infection. I wish you many more years of helping people, like me, to a healthier life. You are in my daily prayers. You truly are a dedicated surgeon and an amazing human being. THANK YOU, DR. KOLB!!!"


Robin Huxoll: "I know I may sound like a broken record, but I continue to be amazed at the care & personal responses that I receive from my doctor in Atlanta, DrSusan E Kolb. It's been over 2 years since my surgery (my life saving surgery), yet she continues to respond to my emails & answer each question. I honestly don't know when she has time to sleep. I sent her a question this morning expecting a response later this week. When Danny checked emails tonight, there was already a response from her. In order to understand how remarkable this is, you have to know that not only does she operate a thriving medical center in Atlanta, she literally treats patients from all over the world, she hosts a weekly radio broadcast, she has written books & has made multiple TV appearances. The very fact that this talented surgeon agreed to see me, is amazing, but the fact that 2 years after my surgery she continues to treat & communicate with me (through email, no less) absolutely blows my mind. I hope there is a special place in heaven for this remarkable lady. She is my life-saver in every sense if the word."


Grateful Patient: "I've waited to write my review because I was initially so sick from the candida fungus, mold and silicone toxins that I had to give myself some time to get my feet back under me. I am beyond pleased that I somehow found my way to Atlanta and Dr Susan Kolb and her office. While Dr Julian Gordon did my explant surgery, Dr Kolb has been there every step of the way to help heal my body from over 15 years of being slowly poisoned by first saline implants that were moldy, leaked into my body in 2006 and were replaced with silicone (although I didn't discover they were moldy until I read the surgical report in 2011 when trying to figure out why I was so sick - the implanting surgeon never told me he found mold). After years of primary, specialists and surgeons telling me there was nothing wrong with me - Dr Kolb and her work finally gave me some answers. It was easy to make the decision to schedule with her. My enbloc explant was done on 4/30/15. Dr Kolb emailed and communicated with me prior to my even scheduling with her office and has always responded to my email inquiries promptly then and since then. Dr Gordon helped me to feel at ease and responded to emailed inquiries as well. While getting the implants out was the first step I knew I had a ways to go and can happily report that at 4 months post explant, with Dr Kolbs expert help and guidance, I feel I have a chance at life after 15 years of going from active and healthy to completely disabled, unable to work and feeling each day as though I was dying. I will forever be grateful for Dr Kolb's work to reveal the truth about breast implants, help women heal from this devastating illness and can highly recommend her and Dr Gordon as experts in this field."


Rachel Madore: "Dr. Kolb and Plastikos Staff and Nurses: Thank you so much for your warm hospitality, service, and medical care. It has been a pleasure working with you and getting to know each of you individually. I appreciate your hard work and restoring my body back to health. I thank the Lord for your clinic and your gift in plastic surgery. I look forward to renewed health and wellbeing as a result of your work. May God richly bless you."


Lindsey Messere: "Hi Dr. Kolb, The best things in the world aren’t things. They’re people like you. You are such a blessing! Thank you for the surgery you performed on December 11th. I am so thankful for your expertise, confidence, and compassion! I was sick for so long, that I got used to feeling bad and didn’t know what “good” felt like any more… Now I do! I will continue to pray that the Lord bless you for all of the lives you you’ve touched. Also please pass a huge thanks to all of your staff for being so amazing!!! Paige was super incredible!!! Thank you with all my heart."


Telyncia High: "I would just like to say a quick thank you, to Dr. Kolb and her immediate staff, for taking such good care of me. I think Plastikos is the best Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Center any person, who is even thinking about having anything done to change their appearance, or do something fun, and get the BEST RESULTS Plastikos is the way to go. I want to thank all of you not just for what you did, which was wonderful, but for the warmth and caring you put into it. You’re all very special people."