By adding this page, we are breaking ground here in New Jersey and further educating our patients in the process.
Paramus, NJ (Vocus) March 23, 2010
It is not a common practice among plastic surgeons to list their fee estimates on their websites. However, for those who do, the education factor is greatly improved and that is why the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery has opted to add a fee estimate page to their site.
“We’re doing this because we’ve heard from our patients what a wonderful educational source our website has been to them” says Dr. Parker. “They are learning about the different procedures, understanding how we pamper our patients, looking at before and after pictures and reading testimonials from other patients. Adding a fee estimate page enhances their knowledge even more.”
In Paramus, plastic surgery patients are savvy and turn to the Internet for research. Having access to the range of cost and fee estimates plus a detailed explanation of what those fees entail augments their educational experience. They are now able to participate in a plastic surgery consultation already knowing a ballpark figure of what to expect.
Because Dr. Parker’s page includes all the services included with each procedure, patients know exactly what they are getting for the money they pay. For surgical procedures, the estimate includes:
- Surgeon’s fee
- All office visits pre and post-op up to a year after the procedure
- Computer imaging session
- Pre-op education session
- Rapid Recovery Program
- 3 Manual Lymphatic massages post-op at the Parker Center’s onsite Beaura Spa
- Facility fees
- Anesthesiologist fee
- Necessary garments or implants
The pricing page also includes the fees for skin rejuvenation injections like Restylane, Radiesse and Botox.
“The pricing page we are adding is just an estimate, but it gives people searching the Internet an idea of what to expect,” reminds Dr. Parker. “We don’t know the exact cost of plastic surgery until we see the patient in person, perform a physical examination and arrive at a treatment plan.”
When looking for New Jersey cosmetic surgeons, Dr. Parker warns patients to be careful. If a price is listed on a website and it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Either the quality of treatment will be compromised or there are hidden fees not listed.
For many potential patients, the cost of plastic surgery in New Jersey is the number one factor in deciding whether or not to have surgery performed. At the Parker Center, several financing programs listed on the site’s Financing page makes the fees listed on the website more manageable.
“For a variety of reasons, about 40% of our patients opt to finance their procedures,” says Dr. Parker. The Parker Center offers a variety of financing options to suit the needs of their patients.
As a board certified New Jersey plastic surgeon, Dr. Parker leads a thoroughly trained, experienced, nurturing team which includes registered nurses and board certified anesthesiologists. Their goal is to help Dr. Parker bring his patients through the process of surgical rejuvenation with natural appearing results and a rapid, pleasant, painless recovery. In addition, patients are fully educated prior to surgery and operated on in the Parker Center’s on site fully certified ambulatory surgical facility under their umbrella of safety.
“Pricing pages are quite uncommon on plastic surgeons’ websites across the country, but even less so in New Jersey,” says Dr. Parker. “By adding this page, we are breaking ground here in New Jersey and further educating our patients in the process.”
About Dr. Paul M. Parker
Dr. Paul M. Parker, M.D. graduated from George Washington University of Medicine in Washington, DC, where he was the recipient of the distinguished CV Mosby Award of Excellence. He completed residencies in both General Surgery and Plastic Surgery at New York University Medical Center, where he received the Theodore Barnett Award for Excellence in Teaching. He also completed a fellowship in Microsurgery at New York University Medical Center’s Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery with heavy emphasis on innovative methods of breast reconstruction.
Dr. Parker is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He holds a certificate of advanced education in cosmetic surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Additionally, he has been selected as one of the top surgeons in his field by Consumer’s Research Council of America and has been named in Castle Connolly’s registry of “Americas Cosmetic Doctors” He has also served as Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at New York University Medical Center.
About The Parker Center
Located in Paramus, New Jersey, the Parker Center is a 15,000 square foot facility boasting an AAAASF and Medicare certified surgical center and state of the art medi-spa. The Parker Center for Plastic Surgery prides itself on enhancing their patient’s lives through individualized support and impeccable attention to detail.