Many patients come from out of town and want to book procedures the same day as their consult.
The consultation process usually starts with an email and phone call to Joy Lindlief, our patient coordinator. She will listen to what they want to achieve, then discuss with Dr. Grossman to determine the most customized plan. To make this process as smooth as possible, we request patients to send photos to Joy so that she and Dr. Grossman can look, review and plan to combine as many procedures as the patient desires within safety limitations.
While Dr. Grossman usually can ascertain what you desire accomplished, the plan is only tentative until she sees you in person. When you return home, your post-procedure care will continue via ongoing telephone calls, in-depth emails and virtual follow-ups. We will always be here for your questions and concerns.
Many of our out of town patients stay at a local friend’s home or in a hotel with a friend or relative accompanying them, while others travel to Los Angeles for their procedure on their own. If someone is on their own and receiving general anesthesia, we will recommend accommodation for aftercare. Below you’ll find some of our patients’ favorite lodging options.
Next door to Serenity after care, the Ambrose is the most convenient hotel for patients traveling. This is a small hotel across the street from our office and does not have all the guest amenities of the larger hotels, but it is incredibly comfortable. 1255 20TH STREET, SANTA MONICA, CA 90404310-315-1555, 877-AMBROSE, www.ambrosehotel.com
Hotel Casa Del Mar
Sweeping views of the Pacific along with a comfortable setting provide all the glamour of an authentic California beach club, without any of the rules.1910 OCEAN WAY SANTA MONICA, CA 90405 310-581-5533, www.hotelcasadelmar.com
The Peninsula Beverly Hills
One of LA’s most luxurious hotels, there is no going wrong by staying here. Depending upon traffic, the hotel can be between fifteen and forty-five minutes from the office.9882 S. SANTA MONICA BLVD., BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90212 310-551-2888, 800-462-7899, www.peninsula.com
The Bel Air reopened in the Fall of 2011 after a very long and expensive renovation. This is the most quaint, quiet, and peaceful of the Los Angeles luxury hotels. It is the perfect place for those desiring an elegant old-Hollywood atmosphere with the most current luxury and amenities. Depending upon traffic, the hotel can be between fifteen and forty-five minutes from the office. 701 STONE CANYON ROAD, LOS ANGELES, CA 90077 310-472-1211, www.dorchestercollection.com/en
Shutters has excellent guest services and crisp white sheets with a view of the Pacific Ocean. It is only about five or ten minutes from the office. 1 PICO BLVD., SANTA MONICA, CA 90405 310-458-0030,| 800-334-9000, www.shuttersonthebeach.com
The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows
This is the iconic Beverly Hills hotels, with a great restaurant, pool, and the famous Polo Lounge and private bungalows. Depending upon traffic, the hotel can be between fifteen and forty-five minutes from the office. 9641 SUNSET BLVD., BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210 310-276-2251, 800-650-1842, www.beverlyhillshotel.com
The moment you arrive at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows you notice the transformation that has taken place. From the manicured grounds to the casual elegance of their guest rooms and suites, this luxury Santa Monica hotel will challenge your senses and provide you with an unforgettable experience. 101 WILSHIRE BLVD., SANTA MONICA, CA 90401 310-576-7777, 1-866-540-4470, www.fairmont.com/santamonica