DR. M.F. NOORMAN VAN DER DUSSEN
cranio maxillo facial and aesthetic surgeon
 
 
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Your journey

 
 
Your journey
  • Before your surgery
  • Your surgery
  • Anaestesia
  • After your surgery
  • Your consultation

    The consultation is at the heart of a highly individual elective surgical set up. In this face to face meeting you explain your wishes and the doctor will explain thoroughly the surgical possibilities there are to obtain the desired result.

    Dr. Noorman van der Dussen can be consulted in 4 languages: English, Dutch, French and German.

    He does consultations twice a month on a Tuesday at the Singelberg clinic in Beveren, Belgium and once a month on a Sunday at Wimpole Therapeutics in London, UK. A consultation is 30 min and costs Ä50 or £40. A multiple procedure consultation (e.g. FFS or nose plus chin) takes 60 min and costs double.

    A personal quotation will be given after this face-to-face consultation.

    Before and after photographs are only to be seen in this personal meeting due to privacy reasons.

    Of course this consultation is non-committal and you will have ample time to consider your surgery. When you fully understand the procedures, you can make the right choices. When in doubt or things are not clear, you can always book another consultation for free.

    Your booking

    When you decide to go forward with the surgery, you contact the secretary by email or phone. She will offer you dates to choose from and youíll be booked in after you decided on a date. She will then provide you with all necessary details to plan your surgery and trip (bloodtests and/or x-rayís to be taken, days in the hospital and/or in the hotel, the payment, the consent form, the instructions for after the surgery etc.)

    Our surgical quotes to you are all inclusive of surgical fees, implant fees, anaesthesia fees and nursing and facility fees. You will never face hidden costs at our facility. We offer the best pricing for the highest quality of care and outcomes that can achieved. This is peace of mind especially in this economy.

    To guarantee the reservation of the surgery-date, the down payment of at least 1/3 of the total amount is to be credited to our account within 1 week after the booking. Read the preoperative guidelines and the content of the consent form thoroughly at your convenience, so you are well informed about this upfront.

    Your planning

    The route descriptions and hotel suggestions you will find in the booking mail.

    If youíre from abroad and the surgery is planned in the morning youíll have to come the day before. If you have to take the ring of Antwerp by car, note that there are traffic jams between 7.30 - 9.00.

    When booking the train, don't book the last train leaving from London, as there might be no trains to the clinic anymore after 23.00. And try to book all tickets 6 weeks in advance to have good rates.

    For Belgium you don't need a visa, but you need a valid passport: check your passport whether is still up-to-date/valid 6 weeks beforehand.

    If you carry cash, carry it on your body, don't keep it in a bag, as in all big stations there are pickpockets, or some people forget their handbags on the train/plain.

    Make your suitcase 2 days beforehand, because the night before your surgery you may be a bit nervous, so that you may forget some things. What to bring from abroad?

    • Valid ID-card, passport for your journey, copy of the tickets, route description
    • phone charger + adapter (2 plug holes in Europe instead of 3)
    • casual, loose fitting clothes; in winter time: extra jumpers when cold temperatures
    • thermometer (in order to monitor temperature postop, during the first week)
    • painkillers, esp paracetamol and nurofen, and antibiotics (if you have any). Tramadol, co-codamol and
    • antibiotics will be prescribed in Belgium.