GUESS Clinic does not want in any way to be considered as a clinic for “mass medical tourism”. Its priority is to respond to a medical demand in accordance with the rules of confidentiality, ethics and intelligence required by regulations governing the medical profession.
After gathering information for the medical record as a first step, Dr. Mohamed Guessous takes the time to study each received file with photos to make an accurate diagnosis directly and confidentially between the doctor and his patients by mail or over the phone.
This contact between Dr. Guessous and his patient is individual without intermediaries, and subject to custom responses.
Therefore, Dr. Mohamed Guessous and his patient decide together what is best suited to the patient’s needs.
After a period of reflection and decision-making following the exchanges with the doctor, a pre-op blood test and a cardiovascular exam for people aged over 45 will be required as well as mammography and ultrasound in case of breasts surgery.
Guess Clinic offers a package including the medical service and the program of your stay. For each type of intervention, a stay of 5 to 10 days is necessary to ensure the best postoperative care in our cozy property.
After a joint and thoughtful consultation, a personalized program for the type of performed surgery will be offered with transfers, accompaniments, trips (visits of the kingdom’s imperial cities: Rabat, Salé, Marrakech, Fes… excursions, visits, shopping, golf…) and a private car available for the whole stay.
The stay in Guess Clinic involves the following steps:
Step 1: Information on the chosen surgery
You are on Guess Clinic’s website which aims first to provide you with information about all surgical procedures and therefore provide complete and accurate medical information. All information on the website are written by Dr. Guessous according to scientific data recognized by the medical community and the procedures are known by the majority of professionals in the medical field. The techniques provide statistically stable results and are subject to practices approved by the National Council of Physicians.
Step 2: Gathering information
Please take note of the intervention of your choice, a click on the contact page will allow you to access a form on which a set of patient information will help us determine the type of intervention required, your medical history, your motivations and your health status. For confidentiality matters, the sent e-mail will go directly to Dr. Mohamed Guessous’ personal mailbox: firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 3: Response
We immediately create a medical file for you upon receipt of your request; we will send you a personal response via email within 48 hours. This response will include any additional information about the choice of intervention and a detailed quote. You shall then send us pictures of the concerned anatomical area (nose, breasts, face, figure…) with respect to the abdominal area it is recommended to send a photo leaning forward, arms back (as a dive in the pool). These photos must be of good quality and taken in profile, front, and three quarters. You can either send digital photos directly by email or (classic) pictures by express mail. In case the photos are inconclusive, additional photos may be required to establish an accurate diagnosis.
Step 4: Diagnosis with surgery proposal
Once the photos received, Dr. Mohamed Guessous makes a diagnosis and offers the most appropriate response to your needs. We will ask you to do a pre-op check-up. For people aged over 45 a cardiovascular exam is required and for breasts surgery, a mammography and an ultrasound are required. The results of these tests can be shown to a doctor or the patient’s family physician, a copy of the medical reports should be sent to Dr. Mohamed Guessous at least a week before coming to Morocco, the original copies should be brought to the clinic before the surgery. For any more information, e-mails can be exchanged with Dr. Mohamed Guessous and telephone appointments can be fixed if necessary to discuss the details of the surgery.
Step 5: Taking an appointment for surgery after approval by Dr. Guessous
After the diagnosis of test results is sent to Dr. Guessous he will or will not give approval for an appointment for surgery. In case he agrees, Dr. Guessous will send to his assistant all the necessary information in order to organize your medical stay. After a period of reflection and when you have set a date for your stay, the staff will handle all the procedures for reservations, transfers and other services depending on the chosen formula, for you and your potential companions.
Step 6: Confirm your medical stay
For a final confirmation of the appointment for the surgery, you must send us information about your flight at least 2 to 3 weeks before your trip to Morocco. If you wish, it is also possible for us to find an airplane ticket to Casablanca at the best possible rate.
Step 7: Arrival in Casablanca
Upon your arrival at Casablanca Mohamed V International Airport, a member of Dr. Guessous’ team will be there to greet you and take you to the hotel or to the clinic with a driver in a private car.
Step 8: Preoperative Consultation by Dr. Guessous
Upon your arrival and some rest, a consultation with Dr. Guessous is planned to finalize and set the details and information regarding the chosen intervention (surgery, post-surgical recovery, possible complications, benefits…). In cases of breast plastic surgery, preoperative tests will be performed to determine the desired and suitable volume for your body. Then a consultation with Dr. Rachid Squalli, anesthetist and intensivist, will also be conducted to examine, evaluate your condition and answer to any related questions regarding anesthesia.
Step 9: Surgery day
The day of surgery, you are required to fast even in the case of local anesthesia. Once you have reviewed all the formalities and signed the informed consent, nurses will pre-administer medication in your room. Our rooms are individual, comfortable, and cozy and may accommodate a companion. Nurses will then take you to the operating room, it is a very modern unit equipped with high-tech equipment. Your surgery will be held in an optimal level of safety, sterilization or anesthetic conditions. Once the surgery is completed, you will be escorted to your room, where a medical team will watch over you 24h/24. Your stay at the clinic will depend on the chosen surgery; it can vary from 24 hours to 1 week.
Step 10: Post-operative care
The day after surgery, you may enjoy your stay in Casablanca according to the planned schedule when making your appointment. You may go sightseeing, relax in our wellness center “Guess Spa” or go shopping, … You may also visit other cities in Morocco depending on the length of your stay as soon as you feel able to. Dr. Guessous will see you every two to three days for post-operative care and answer all your questions, and a nurse at Guess Clinic will change dressings. For some surgeries (eg: liposuction, facelift…) lymphatic drainage sessions will be prescribed, they will start in Guess Spa and should be continued upon your return home.
Step 11: Follow-up after the surgery
Kindly note that for a short stay we only accept minor surgeries. These are very specific and codified with minimal risk of complications and do not require in any monitoring or long-term care. Generally for any medical intervention complications may occur 4-5 days after the surgery and the following days these risks are reduced. During this period you will be taken care of by Dr. Guessous and his team. Before leaving, Dr. Guessous will check you and will give you the latest advice and care to perform. He will tell you if drainage is required, and will advise you regarding dressing changes or massages that you may do by yourself or by a nurse or your family doctor. Results after a plastic surgery are final after a while, usually 6 months, taking into consideration the healing and remodeling period. During this period, Dr. Guessous may be contacted by phone or email for further information or questions regarding your surgery.