Out-Of-Town Patients

Dr. Griffin makes sure that his patients feel right at home when they visit him, this same courtesy is extended to his out-of-town patients as well. At the Griffin Hair Restoration Center of Philadelphia, we go the extra mile to ensure our out-of-town patients receive the best experience before, during, and after their procedures. This page will provide a brief guidance on the facilities we offer for our patients who are travelling in from other parts of the country or overseas.

Online Skype Consultation With Dr. Thomas Griffin

Dr. Griffin, a highly experienced board-certified dermatologist, realizes how important it is for prospective patients to choose a reliable doctor when it comes to hair restoration procedures. He wants his patients to feel content with their choice of doctor before they make plans for traveling. All prospective out-of-town patients have the option of arranging a Skype consultation before they travel. This will allow our staff to prepare for your procedure accordingly.

For out-of-town patients, it is also important that they send in appropriate photos ahead of time. Similar to the video consultation, this will allow Dr. Griffin to properly examine your conditions and suggest/plan the best procedure for you. After consulting with Dr. Griffin, if you are satisfied with his advice and wish to go ahead, then further information will be sent to you which will outline exactly what you will be required to do to prepare for the procedure or surgery.

How Long Should You Be in Town Before and After the Surgery

The doctors and staff at the Griffin Hair Restoration Center of Philadelphia strive to deliver the highest quality experience. That’s why we are always available to offer our assistance and answer any questions before and after the procedure. In fact, many procedures and surgeries actually require that patients return to the office after some time so the doctor can assess the outcomes of the procedure or surgery and address any concerns.

So, how many days prior to the surgery should one arrive? It is advised that patients who are traveling to Philadelphia arrive at least one day in advance. Procedures are usually scheduled for early morning (around 7:30 a.m.) and arriving the day before the procedure will allow you the time to settle down at your hotel and reach the office on time the next morning. In addition, coming in early will also give you the chance to see the center’s representative Nick for a haircut before you go for your procedure.

Generally, you will have to come back and see the doctor the day after the surgery for a postoperative checkup. This will ensure everything went as planned and will also give you the option to discuss any post-surgery unexpectedness. If you have undergone a strip procedure on your head, you will be required to revisit one week after the procedure and then again three weeks later. These additional visits are needed to remove the sutures as the healing can take up to three weeks.

And, don’t worry, you won’t be bored here! There are a variety of things to do in Philadelphia, so we are sure you’ll have a pleasant time. We invite you to look at the suggestions at the end of this page for a list of restaurants, discounted hotels, and places to visit in Philadelphia.

Book Your Appointment with the Griffin Hair Restoration Center

Dr. Griffin is an expert dermatologist with years of experience in hair treatment and restoration. Whether you live in Philadelphia or in any other part of the country, the Griffin Hair Restoration Center of Philadelphia is a viable option for all your treatment needs. Please, contact us today to set up your initial consultation. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Suggestions for Out-Of-Town Patients

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Embassy Suites Philadelphia – Center City
1776 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (0.5mi)
(215) 561-1776
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If you’d like to stay at this hotel, dial (215) 561-8824 and ask for Shana Goldberg. To get the discounted rates, please tell Shana that you are a patient at Cross Medical Group.

Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown
1800 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (0.5mi)
(215) 561-7500
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To get a 25% discount for being our guest, make sure you book your stay by clicking here. Alternatively, you can also call Kelly Johnson at (212) 825-6869.

Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
201 N 17th St, Philadelphia, PA (0.7mi)
(215) 448-2000
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To reserve a room with our special discounted price, please click here. If you’d like to book online through Sheraton website or book on the phone, be sure to enter our corporate code: #504422

In addition to the above discounts, the Griffin Hair Restoration Center of Philadelphia also arranges for transportation for the patients after the surgery. You can rest assured you will arrive comfortably at your hotel after your procedure.

Nearby Restaurants

Vetri – One of the best Italian restaurants in Philadelphia
1312 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 732-3478
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Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse – A great choice for business dinners
111 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 563-4810
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El Vez – Upscale and trendy restaurant serving delicious Mexican cuisine
121 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 928-9800
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Things to Do and Places to Visit

Penn Museum
3260 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-4000
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Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 763-8100
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Shops at Liberty Place
1625 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 851-9055
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