Traveling From Buffalo for Hair Replacement

Men and women considering hair restoration frequently travel from Buffalo to our Rochester, NY, practice. The Quatela Center for Hair Restoration is regarded as a leader in hair restoration in upstate New York due to our extensive experience and advanced techniques—and more. Dr. Vito C. Quatela, Dr. Heather Lee, and Dr. Alex Montague are personally invested in each patient’s satisfaction and comfort, providing a high standard of care worth traveling for from well outside the area.

The Quatela Center for Hair Restoration is your destination for superior expertise, experience, and specialization. Our one local location affords accessibility to care, privacy, and support before, during, and after your procedure.

Our Unparalleled Qualifications

Dr. Quatela is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who has performed hair transplant procedures for more than 30 years. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery—the only certification recognized by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.

Dr. Lee is a facial plastic surgeon with membership in the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as the American Academy of Otolaryngology. She was trained in hair replacement procedures directly by Dr. Quatela.

Dr. Montague is a facial plastic surgeon and has also trained under Dr. Quatela in hair restoration procedures. He is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.  

Our doctors possess not only a mastery of advanced hair restoration techniques but also a nuanced understanding of the way hair grows and what it takes to artistically create seamless, natural-looking results. They are supported daily by a highly qualified in-house team with more than 25 years of combined experience. 

Location & Driving Info

Our office in the historic Lindsay House  is located about 85 miles west of Syracuse, just off I-490 W. The drive usually takes about an hour.

Driving Directions

  • From I-190 S, take exit 1-52 to merge onto I-90 E toward Buffalo Airport/Albany.
  • Take exit 47 for I-490 toward NY-19/Leroy/Rochester.
  • Continue onto I-490 E.
  • Take exit 13 for Inner Loop toward Downtown E.
  • Turn right onto Union St.
  • Turn left onto East Ave.
  • The Quatela Center for Hair Restoration will be on the right.

See our contact and location page for more information.

The Consultation Process

Your experience will start with a phone call. You’ll be assigned your own Patient Consultant who will guide you through the entire process. During this initial call, your Patient Consultant will conduct extensive pre-consulting to answer any questions you may have and determine whether you are a strong candidate for an in-person consultation. If this is the case, your consultant will schedule an appointment for you.

When you drive in for your consultation, depending on the doctor you plan to work with, you may first meet with Brooke, Dr. Quatela’s Patient Consultant, for an Image Enhancement Session. Brooke has more than 19 years of experience working with cosmetic surgery patients. At your consultation with either Dr. Quatela, Dr. Lee, or Dr. Montague, they will discuss your goals, look through before-and-photos of previous patients, and explore hair restoration approaches to determine the right treatment plan for you.

You will then schedule your procedure, which may be a month or 2 out, depending on your doctor’s availability.

Your Procedure

In most cases, we conduct your preoperative appointment conveniently over the phone so you won’t need to drive in until the day of your procedure. This may not be the case depending on your health history and current health concerns.

When you drive in for your procedure, you’ll need to bring a friend or family member to support you and drive you home or to your hotel that evening. For your health and safety, we will not release you to a service such as Uber, Lyft, or MediCab.

Our nursing staff or physician on-call is available 24 hours a day to answer any questions and discuss any concerns you may have around your procedure or recovery.

After Your Procedure

We will see you back the following day for a postoperative appointment. The Quatela Center offers special rates at local hotels to eliminate the drive in for this appointment.

After that, we will see you in our office again for follow-up appointments at 3 weeks, 5 months, and a year, with additional appointments available if necessary.

Testimonials From Traveling Patients

“Dr. Quatela performed two hair transplants (FUE and FUT), an upper blepharoplasty and a mid facelift on me. I am very particular and do not give credit where it is not deserved. Dr. Quatela did an absolutely amazing job on each of these procedures. I couldn’t be happier with the way I was treated and my results. I have recommended Dr. Quatela to several friends and family members and will continue to do so. If you want the best, go to Dr. Quatela.”

– C in Buffalo, NY

Your Next Steps

Would you like to learn more about traveling from Buffalo to our Rochester hair restoration center? Please request a consultation online or call (585) 244-0323 to speak with one of our helpful Medical Receptionists.