Hypospadias Specialty Center patients have traveled from more than 40 of the United States (from Maine to Hawaii) and 25 countries (including Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and South America) for penile reconstruction. This reflects both the internationally-recognized expertise of Drs. Snodgrass & Bush, and their philosophy of "penile perfection". Our staff is accustomed to helping with insurance pre-certification, travel plans and ensuring the surgery process runs smoothly and cost-effectively for our patients and their families. We are in-network with most major insurance providers.
For an in-office consultation, please email or call our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-618-4405. We maintain a flexible schedule to accommodate your travel requirements, and usually, prefer to schedule these visits at the end of the day to allow the time you need for all your questions to be addressed. Telephone and video chats can also be arranged in special circumstances.
Consultation with Next Day Surgery
We commonly arrange a consultation/pre-op appointment with surgery scheduled the following day. Most discussions can be conducted beforehand via email or phone in order to provide us with the information needed to help plan your visit. If you are interested in this option, please email our surgical coordinator at email@example.com, who will work with you to find a surgery date that works with your schedule and assist you with insurance options.
Drs. Snodgrass & Bush work as a surgical team to repair hypospadias. Surgeons need assistance during penile surgery, and for most doctors, this is provided by a nurse or a doctor in training. While operating together on an international visit, Drs. Snodgrass & Bush realized their patients benefitted from their mutual experience - not only with more efficient surgery which minimizes swelling and anesthesia timing but also from the collective knowledge of years of experience and thousands of penile reconstructions that help guide operative decision-making. Constantly striving to achieve the best functional and cosmetic results possible, Drs. Snodgrass & Bush have published their experience in their detailed surgical textbook, Hypospadiology, as well as more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.
Most patients leave the hospital the same day or the next day after an overnight stay and can return home within 72 hours after surgery. Except for lifting heavy objects, airline travel is safe soon after surgery. Generally, patients will have a catheter, which can be removed in their home town or even at home, with instructions provided. Infants and young children will have the catheter drain into a single diaper or pull-up that is simply changed when the diaper is full. Older children, teens, and adults have a small bag to wear, hidden underpants. Although we are comfortable with you returning with a catheter, some families prefer to remain in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area until the catheter is removed, but that is completely optional. The length of time a catheter is in place varies, from just a few days to a maximum of 14 days depending on the operation. When you contact our office we can provide details specific to your circumstance. Our team is available at all times to answer questions both after surgery and once you've returned home.
Our office is easily accessible from both DFW International Airport and Dallas Love Field Airport. Upon arrival, multiple options for local transportation are available, including car rental, shuttle service, taxis and Uber. The Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States, and hosts numerous award-winning hotels, restaurants, and museums, in addition to the renowned Arts District, Dallas and Ft. Worth Zoos, and a variety of sporting events. Parks, numerous restaurants, shops and a large movie theatre are within walking distance from our office.
The following are hotels which offer discounts:
Homewood Suites - 214-618-0111
If you are looking for a home away from home, Homewood Suites might be right for you. Their many suite options include a full dining room, living room, and bedroom(s) within the suite, a full kitchen with refrigerator, stovetop, and microwave, blackout drapes, private bathroom with shower/tub combination, free WiFi and internet access, and a complementary shuttle to and from our office and the hospital as well as all parks and shopping centers within a five mile radius. Other amenities can be found on their website. To book with the discount: Call or email Hanna at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for the Hypospadias Specialty Center Medical Discount. If you book online, at checkout choose advanced search and then in the corporate ID type the following numbers: 0003082306
Comfort Suites - 972-668-9700
Located right here on the parkway, Comfort Suites offer free WiFi, complementary breakfast, and a complementary shuttle to and from our office and the hospital as well as all parks and shopping centers within a five mile radius. To book with the discount: Call or email Blair (Operations Manager, email@example.com) or Kelly (Sales Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org) who can give you the Hypospadias Specialty Center Medical Discount.
Omni Hotels & Resorts Frisco - 469-287-0000
Omni Frisco Hotel captures the energy and future of this vibrant North Texas city, making it a location you’ll never forget. Featuring 300 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, this luxury 16-story hotel serves as the cornerstone of The Star, anchored by the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters and 12,000-seat stadium, Ford Center. From grand and junior ballrooms to intimate spaces, Omni Frisco Hotel’s 24,000 square feet of meeting space provide endless opportunities for events. Located in the heart of The Star, a 91-acre entertainment district, Omni Frisco offers exciting dining, nightlife, and shopping just steps away from the hotel. Centrally located, D/FW International Airport and Dallas Love Field Airport are each about 25 minutes away. It is also within a 5 mile radius of our office and surgery facility. If you book online, at checkout you can use the promo code 45332967921 or BSSTAR.
Drury Inn and Suites Frisco - 214-705-9300
Conveniently located on the southeast corner of the Dallas North Tollway (DNT) and Gaylord Parkway in Frisco, Drury Inn & Suites Dallas Frisco is a nine-story Texas hotel in the Stonebriar District of Frisco. The hotel is next to the Dr. Pepper Arena and close to the Frisco Conference Center, Dr. Pepper Ballpark, Toyota Stadium, Stonebriar Centre and The Ford Center at The Star. It is also within a 5 mile radius of our office and surgery facility. If you book online, at checkout you can use the promo code 328676.
Embassy Suites Frisco - 972-712-7200
Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Frisco Hotel Convention Center & Spa is located in the north Dallas suburb of Frisco, Texas. This all-suite Frisco hotel is connected to the Frisco Conference Center, adjacent to the Dr Pepper Ballpark, and less than a mile from The Ford Center at The Star, home of the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters and Training Facility. It is only 20 minutes from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), 15 miles from Dallas Love Field (DAL), and 10 miles from Addison Executive Airport with convenient access to restaurants, bars, shopping and sports facilities. Corporations such as Hewlett Packard, Dr Pepper-Snapple Group, PepsiCo, Capitol One and Toyota are less than five miles away. It is also within a 5 mile radius of our office and surgery facility. If you book online, at checkout you can use the promo code SRP P65, ID#000301675.
Aloft Frisco - 972-668-6011
This upscale hotel offers complimentary high speed internet service and a complimentary shuttle within a five mile radius which includes our office and the hospital. For these benefits and discount ask for Catherine who will give you Hypospadias Specialty Center "Small Business Traveler's Rate"
Westin Stonebriar Hotel and Golf Club - 972-668-8000
This luxury hotel located on an 18-hole championship golf course offers our patients and visitors a medical discount which includes: high-speed internet service, 24/7 concierge service, a daily breakfast buffet in the Legacy Lounge, valet parking, and transportation service within a three mile radius. To schedule a stay here: contact the House Reservations Coordinator at 972-668-8798 and ask for the Hypospadias Specialty Center Visitor Rate.
Sheraton Stonebriar Hotel - 972-668-8700
Within walking distance of many popular restaurants and spas, the Sheraton Stonebriar Hotel has complimentary: high-speed internet service, 24/7 concierge service, a daily breakfast buffet in the Legacy Lounge, valet parking, and transportation service within a three mile radius. In order to use the medical discount, call 972-668-8798 and ask for the Hypospadias Specialty Center Visitor Rate. We recommend reserving the executive suite rate which gives access to the lounge for free meals and more space and other benefits.
Depending on the timeframe and length of stay, many families find AirBnB is a more affordable option for their stay. Airbnb has many local houses for rent options from stays as short as 2 nights to stays that last several months. Their website offers a search option which allows you to specify if you wold like to book an entire house or just a private room in a house as well as your price range, amenities you require, etc. You can even read reviews about the homeowner before you decide to book.
Sometimes hotel/food/transportation (etc.) can get pretty costly. We want to be able to offer another option for our families. Below are some alternative options to hotels which many parents find to be a huge financial help:
Ronald McDonald House - 4707 Bengal Street, Dallas, TX 75235
"When your child is sick, you want the best care possible - even if it is hundreds or thousands of miles away." The Ronald McDonald house allows families to access special medical treatment by providing a place to stay at little or sometimes no cost. At every house, families can enjoy home-cooked meals, private bedrooms, and playrooms for children. Space is limited, so if you feel Ronald McDonald House is the best option for you, please let us know as soon as possible and we will have our social worker at the hospital make a referral for you.
Ark House - Dallas, TX
Ark House is a similar facility which offers low-cost temporary medical housing to families who live a minimum of 50 miles away. They have an interview process in order to identify families who meet their requirements and space is also limited, so if you would like a referral, please let us know as soon as possible and we will have social services submit a request on your behalf.
This link will take you to a list of parks that have all kinds of fun activities. Even better they are all within a 5 mile radius of our office! This link will take to you to information page about Frisco Square which is where we are located. Also, within walking distance of our office is the Frisco Heritage Center, the Frisco Discovery Center, and the Frisco Library where they have weekly events. You can click on the links for a list of event information. The hotel can shuttle you to and from all of these great places while you arehere. There are many other family fun things to do in the DFW area. Klyde Warren Park has live concerts, unique playgrounds, dog parks, food trucks, and always has a fun schedule of events which can be found on their website. Also, down the street from our office are the Shops at Legacy which are always a popular, fun spot for dinner, shopping, and much more! The Dallas World Aquarium, The Dallas Zoo, The Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History are very popular all year round. Each website keeps an event schedule of fun activities they have going on every month. These are all not within the shuttle distance, but they would be fun things to do if you plan to venture outside of Frisco. We've attached some more details in case you are interested.