Hi, I travel via car for treatment... usually a child is able to go home after laser right after they recover from the anethesia... so for us we get to the hospital around 7:30am and laser starts at 8:15, we are on the road for home by 10:30. Seriously. If the child is not vomitting, takes fluids fine after waking up, you are discharged. I think if you are going to fly in...staying overnight in the area is a good idea....but flying home the following day should be no problem. The child may have to take a Tylenol for discomfort (its like a sunburn feeling adults have said). Keeping the ointment on it is the worst...cause it is so messy.
Dr. H's info is
Last Name Hochman
First Name Marcelo
Title/Specializing In facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology/ head and neck surgery.
Hospital/Clinic The Facial Surgery Center
Address 2097 Henry Tecklenburg Drive Suite 212 West
Address Charleston, SC 29414
Work Phone 843-571-4742
Misc. Information http://www.facialsurgerycenter.com/
Also, I know of another parent that drives to Charleston for treatment and has worked out a great deal on a hotel there. Her son also has a PWS.