From Out of Town?

Dr. Petersen’s office regularly sees patients from many areas in Utah as well as surrounding states, such as Idaho, Colorado, Wyoming, Nevada, California, and Washington. Special arrangements have been made for these patients to make sure your needs are taken care of. When you schedule an appointment, an information packet will be mailed to you.

It is always best to meet with Dr. Petersen for a consultation prior to surgery. If this is not feasible for you, Dr. Petersen will conduct a phone interview to go over your medical history and make sure you are a safe candidate for surgery. He will also discuss your surgery options, goals, and expectations.

Special Surgery Hotel Rates

While you are free to make whatever travel arrangements you wish, we have partnered with the nearby Crystal Inn Hotel and Suits to provide a specially rated surgery package. The Crystal Inn will provide transportation to and from the airport as well as to and from Dr. Petersen’s office. They provide a full, complimentary hot breakfast buffet as well as a light dinner. Additionally, they have convenient amenities such as free WiFi, morning paper, pool and fitness room, in-room fridge, microwave, and coffee maker.

More information about the hotel can be found at their website,


You will need a responsible adult to care for you for at least 24 hours after surgery. Most people bring a friend or relative with them, or have someone they know in town stay with them. If you cannot bring someone with you, we do have information about hiring someone to stay with you after surgery. This information will come in the information packet mailed to you.

We strive to make your stay as smooth as possible. Please call us with any questions or concerns you have about booking your out of town stay.