Sports hernia repair begins with selecting a qualified doctor – and ends with a trip to California
Since there are so few sports hernia repair experts in the medical field, it’s quite common for patients to travel from out of state to see Dr. Brown. 50% of his patients in any given year either find Dr. Brown on the Internet or are referred to him by others with sports hernia repair experience.
With so many patients coming in from out of state, Dr. Brown’s staff doubles as quasi travel planners, or concierges at the least. While our main goal is to medically care for you before, during and after your sports hernia repair, we also want to make sure you’re comfortable and relaxed during your visit to Dr. Brown’s main office in Fremont, California, located in the East Bay.
Dealing with paperwork and insurance should be the least of your worries when you’re preparing for your sports hernia repair. We complete as much of the information well in advance of your trip. Many of our patient forms can be downloaded online and filled out prior to your visit. Visit our website for a list of the information and documents required prior to scheduling your sports hernia repair surgery, as well as our address to which you can send them. We work closely with your insurance provider to determine any out-of-pocket expenses so you can be advised well in advance of your trip.
Fremont is easily accessible via any of the Bay Area’s three major airports: San Francisco (SFO), Oakland (OAK) and San Jose (SJC). Given the choice, Oakland and San Jose are the most convenient to Fremont. BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) offers train service to Fremont from SFO or OAK. CalTrain offers service to our Palo Alto office. Car service and rental are options. Should you rent a car, you’ll be able to travel around at your convenience and it is cost effective. If possible, ask a friend or relative to accompany you on your trip. Sports hernia repair is a surgery and you could use the extra hand afterward, especially with luggage.
We want you to be comfortable during your stay. Our staff can recommend hotels in the area that are close to our offices and offer discounted rates for those seeing Dr. Brown for sports hernia repair. Simply call our office and we’ll suggest a few nearby, as well as dining options.
Expect to stay for three nights and four days for your sports hernia repair surgery. The first day involves a consultation and physical exam. Surgery is performed on day 2. Rest on day 3 and most return home on day 4. This schedule is a guideline and can change depending on your condition, surgery and recovery.
After your return home, Dr. Brown contacts you personally to follow up on your sports hernia repair, answering any questions and addressing any concerns. He’ll stay in touch until both of you are confident that the repair was a complete success and you’re well on your way to resuming normal activity.