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Osborne Head & Neck Institute
YOUR EAGLE SYNDROME SURGERY
Having Eagle Syndrome (ES) and trying to find the right surgeon to remove your styloid can be quite stressful. The removal of the styloid is a very delicate procedure with serious potential risks. Most surgeons have little to no experience with treating Eagle Syndrome. Dr. Osborne has a proven track record of regularly performing styloid resections without complication and with a cosmetically appealing outcome. We understand that it is often inconvenient, time-consuming and expensive for patients to fly to our Los Angeles office for a consultation, then fly back again at a later time for surgery. We have designed a program to facilitate your experience that will allow you to determine the best options available to you from the comfort of your home.
CONTACT US NOW FOR YOUR CONSULTATION
Call (310) 657-023 or email our patient care coordinator via the contact page to arrange a consultation with Dr. Osborne. We offer in office, phone and video consultations.
SEND RECORDS / EXAMS
If you have any pertinent medical records, they can be sent by mail or email. All CT scans of the head and neck should be included.
If you are requesting records from your physician’s office to send to Dr. Osborne, you may fill out this form and submit it to your physician’s office.
OBTAIN AN EVALUATION
After a comprehensive review of your history, symptoms, and medical records Dr. Osborne will discuss with you the feasibility of styloid surgery. Many patients are not good candidates for styloid resection. If surgery is deemed right for you a surgery coordinator will contact you and discuss scheduling, costs, preoperative and postoperative care.
Our patient care coordinator will provide you with the specific forms you need to fill out before your visit. For more information, please contact our patient coordinator at 310-657-0123.
SCHEDULE YOUR PROCEDURE
Once you have decided to proceed, we will reserve your surgery date.
READ, INITIAL, AND SIGN
After you have selected your surgery date we will send via secure email preoperative surgery instructions. All documents must be read carefully and all instructions followed. After you have read the instructions you must sign and initial the packet and return to us prior to your in office preoperative visit.
EMBASSY / VISA INFORMATION
If you are traveling from outside of the U.S. please contact your prospective Bureau of Consular Affairs for assistance on obtaining a travel visa. Please allow ample time approximately 2-4 weeks prior to your procedure for paperwork to be processed by the U.S. State Department and your government consulate. Please call if you need assistance with this process or click the link here: Travel.State.gov.
FLY IN FOR SURGERY
Our local international airport is LAX. We are located approximately 1 mile (1.5 km), 10 minutes from LAX. You MUST arrive one to two days prior to your surgery date. At a designated time during this period you will meet with the doctor(s) and have an in-depth consultation discussing your procedure. All consents will be signed and dated at the pre operative appointment. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email our office.
Hotels located close to our office are the most convenient for appointments, surgery, and follow-up. You may choose to stay at any hotel located near LAX and you will be in close proximity to our office.
We ask all patients that fly-in for surgery to plan to stay in Los Angeles two days after their procedure in a local hotel or aftercare facility, thus ensuring convenience for any required medical attention. Your health and safety remain our number one priority. We look forward to meeting you and assisting in your care.