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Fly in for Surgery

Fly in for Surgery

Patients from around the country have chosen Dr. Pietraszek and The La Jolla Institute of Plastic Surgery for cosmetic surgery of their Face, Breast and Body.  At the offices of James Casimir Pietraszek, M.D., F.A.C.S. we offer multiple options to assist you with your surgical needs. Dr. Pietraszek has a beautifully appointed office and accredited surgical suite. The La Jolla Institute of Plastic Surgery surgical suite is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). This accreditation certifies that the facility meets nationally recognized standards governed by the medical professional experts who set and evaluate the standards. If interested in surgery of the Face, Breasts or Body and would like all the comforts of home with the privacy you deserve, please scroll down to read a brief introduction to “Getting Started From Out Of Town For Surgery”. We also have provided of list of Accommodations and Exclusive Aftercare overnight facilities provided in our area of La Jolla and or San Diego. Our office is located 20 minutes from the San Diego International Airport and minutes from the many San Diego attractions such as wonderful beaches, The San Diego Zoo, Seaworld and a thriving downtown area.

Getting Started

Step One: Email one of our patient coordinators at ptcoord@plasticsurgerylajolla.com with your procedure of interest and please include any questions or concerns you may have. It is always best to have a consultation in person with Dr. Pietraszek well in advance of your surgery. If this is not possible, we ask that you send in photos (like the one’s on our website) of the area that you are interested in improving upon. Please send them to our patient coordinators, we will send them to Dr. Pietraszek’s for futher review. We will then send you a tentative surgical plan and rough estimate based on Dr. Pietraszek’s recommendations.

Step Two: Decide on your time frame for surgery and book a date in Dr. Pietraszek’s surgical schedule. We ideally like to do the pre-operative appointment two weeks prior to your surgery and if this is not possible we may be able to arrange this appointment a day or two before your surgery. Dr. Pietraszek recommends out of town patients to plan on being in town for two weeks and maybe longer for tummytucks and facelifts post surgically. We would send to you in advance of your surgery all the necessary medical forms and lab work required to have surgery here. We require a non-refundable deposit to hold a date in Dr. Pietraszek’s schedule and the balance is due two weeks prior to your surgery.

Step Three: If you do not have family or friends that live in the area, our patient coordinators will help assist you with lodging recommendations, private nursing care or extended-stay facilities in and around La Jolla and San Diego. (You must have a responsible adult with you at all times if you are planning on staying at a hotel).


Recovery Retreats, Hotels, Inns and Private Nursing available in La Jolla and San Diego


Private Nursing Care:
Margaret Merlock, R.N. (760) 433-3727
Sheila Vega, R.N. (858) 679-0633

Aftercare Facilities:
La Costa Cosmetic Retreat- Paula Turk, R.N. (760) 840-0909

The Hide Away Recovery Retreat, Julie Sinha, R.N. (858) 539-1321
TheHideAwayRecoveryRetreat.com or Jshrr.com


Hotels Closest to the Office:
All of the following hotels are conveniently located in La Jolla near our cosmetic surgery office. When booking a room with them, be sure to ask if they have a “Scripps Rate” available.


Hyatt (858) 552-1234                 www.lajollahyatt.com

Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines           www.hilton.com

Marriott (858) 587-1414              www.marriott.com

Radisson (800) 333-3333            www.radisson.com

Embassy Suites (858) 453-0400  www.Embassysuites.com


Four and Five Star Inns and Resorts:
These inns and resorts are located in the communities surrounding La Jolla, and were chosen for their beautiful grounds and luxurious amenities.

The Inn At Rancho Santa Fe
(800) 843-4661  

L’Auberge Del Mar
(800) 245-9757               

Rancho Valencia Resort
(800) 548-3664        

The Lodge At Torrey pines
(858) 453-4420   

Whether you already live in San Diego or are interested in flying in for surgery, we want your cosmetic surgery experience to be first class. Please contact one of our patient coordinators by phone 858-450-3377 or by email ptcoord@plasticsurgerylajolla.com for further information or to assist you with your accommodation needs and schedule your personal consultation with Dr. James Pietraszek.

Contact Us

La Jolla Plastic Surgeon, Dr. James Pietraszek, encourages his San Diego area patients to contact us with any questions or comments they may have. Please call The La Jolla Institute of Plastic Surgery or use the contact form below.