At First Coast Plastic Surgery, we realize that it is not always convenient for new patients to visit our office. For this reason and for the safety of our patient’s and staff during this uncertain time, we have introduced new ways to serve our new patients. Effective immediately, new patients can request a plastic surgery virtual consultation in Jacksonville to meet with Dr. Csikai online from the convenience of home.
If you are a new patient and would like to consult with Dr. Csikai about how a particular procedure might be right for you, call us at (904) 730-5052 or use the Questions and Consults form to request a plastic surgery virtual consultation and we will schedule your virtual consultation at a convenient time.
If you are a current patient and need to follow-up with Dr. Csikai after a procedure, it may be possible to schedule a virtual consultation in place of an office visit. This depends greatly your stage of recovery and the reason for needing to see Dr. Csikai. Contact us and we will schedule the type of follow up appointment that is the most appropriate.
Scheduling your plastic surgery virtual consultation in Jacksonville is easy! Simply call us at (904) 730-5052 or use our questions and consults form and we will get back to you right away. When we call you to schedule your virtual initial consultation, we will give you login information to complete and submit your necessary new patient information. This information must be completed before your virtual consultation. The fee for a virtual initial consultation with Dr. Csikai is $75.00 and must be paid prior to your virtual initial consultation. We accept all major credit cards. If you chose to have the procedure(s) discussed during your consultation, your consultation is free! Initial consultation fees are credited to reduce your surgical fees by $75.00.
Prior to your virtual initial consultation, we will provide you with a website address that you can visit using any standard web browser such as Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge. You DO NOT need to download any special programs or apps to have a virtual initial consultation with Dr. Csikai.
To begin your virtual initial consultation simply visit the website address we provided with your smart phone, tablet, laptop or desktop like you would visit any other website. If you are using a desktop computer, it must be equipped with a camera and microphone. You cannot participate in a virtual initial consultation on a device or computer that does not have a microphone and a camera that is enabled.
To assure a successful virtual initial consultation:
- Chose a location that is well lit so Dr. Csikai can see you clearly.
- If you are connecting with a mobile device, make sure you have a strong signal / wireless connection.
- You may wish to have a list of questions to make sure all your questions are answered.
When the page loads, follow the prompts and enter your first and last name. This will cause your name to appear in our virtual waiting room and will alert us to your arrival. Dr. Csikai will connect with you shortly to begin your virtual initial consultation.
When Dr. Csikai connects with you, he will appear on your screen and you will appear on his. You will be able to see and speak with Dr. Csikai privately. If you have ever used Facetime or Skype, you’ll find your virtual initial consultation to be very similar except that it is completely secure, private and HIPPA compliant. The entire consultation, all audio and video will be completely deleted when your virtual consultation ends.
When your consultation begins, Dr. Csikai will give you a brief overview of how your consultation will proceed and refer to the information your provided about yourself to learn more about your health, the procedures you are interested in and if you are a likely candidate for them. During your virtual initial consultation, you will also be able to ask any questions you might have about the procedures you are considering.
It is also important to understand that a virtual initial consultation cannot replace the examination and medical screening that is necessary to assure that you are healthy and ready for a plastic surgery procedure. But it can give you all the answers you need, a chance to meet and get to know Dr. Csikai. A virtual consultation also provides Dr. Csikai with the information he needs to guide you in your plastic surgery goals.