Travel Information

We have many patients that travel to New Hartford from their homes throughout the state of New York for Dr. Wickline’s expertise and innovative surgical techniques. If you have any questions or concerns about making travel arrangements, we are happy to assist.

If you are considering traveling for surgery with Dr. Wickline, you will likely have several questions before you book your procedure and plan your trip. We have put together the below guide, including information about virtual consultations and surgical centers, planning for travel, and suggestions on local lodging, dining, pharmacy, and car rental options. If you need any assistance, please feel free to call our office at (315) 735-4496.

Virtual Consultations

For patients who are interested in a hip or knee replacement with Dr. Wickline, but live several hours away, out of state or internationally, we offer telemedicine consultations. During this virtual call, Dr. Wickline will discuss your medical history, goals with surgery, and next steps to get your surgery scheduled. If you ultimately schedule surgery, the virtual consultation fee will be applied toward the balance of your surgical cost.

To schedule a virtual consultation with Dr. Wickline, please fill out this form:
Request a Consultation

Surgical Centers

Dr. Wickline performs hip and knee replacements at APEX Surgical Center in Westmoreland, NY, as well as St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica, NY. This allows for flexible options for traveling patients, whether they prefer outpatient surgery or require an overnight hospital stay.

COVID-19 Regulations for International Patients

Per the U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Canada, “Effective November 8, 2021, all non-immigrant, non-U.S. citizen air travelers to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United States. In addition, fully vaccinated foreign nationals traveling for tourism or other non-essential reasons may enter the United States at land ports of entry (POE) and ferry terminals.”

Planning for Travel

When planning to travel for surgery, we recommend that patients do the following:

  • Bring the following items to make traveling home comfortable: pillow, blanket, comfortable clothes, water
  • Be sure to bring a Driver’s License, Insurance Cards, and Vaccination Card (If you’ve had the COVID-19 vaccine)

If you are coming from out of town, a SwiftPath booklet will be mailed to you prior to your visit. Please bring this booklet with you to every appointment.

Travel, Accommodations, and Restaurants

To make your stay a bit easier when you arrive in town, we’ve put together a list of recommended hotels, pharmacies, and restaurants.


Hampton Inn & Suites - New Hartford

201 Woods Park Drive
Clinton, NY 13323
(315) 793-1600

Turning Stone Casino

5218 Patrick Rd.
Verona, NY  13478
(800) 771-7711

Booking Link: Book Online

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Utica

102 Lafayette St.
Utica, NY  13502
(315) 724-7829

Booking Link: Book Online

Towneplace Suites by Marriott New Hartford

4765 Middle Settlement Rd,
Whitesboro, NY  13492  
(315) 732-2500

Booking Link: Book Online


Walmart Pharmacy

4765 Commercial Drive
New Hartford, NY 13413
(315) 736-6822

Parkway Drugs

485 French Road
Utica, NY 13502
(315) 792-4669

CVS Pharmacy at Target

1 Sangertown Square #3
New Hartford, NY 13413
(315) 738-9052


Georgio’s Village Café

62 Genesee Street
New Hartford, NY 13413
(315) 792-1111

Menu: View Online Menu

Ocean Blue Restaurant and Oyster Bar

Landmarc Building, 118 Columbia Street
Utica, NY 13502
(315) 735-2583

Menu: View Online Menu

Symeon’s Greek Restaurant

4941 Commercial Drive
Yorkville, NY 13495
(315) 736-4074

Menu: View Online Menu

Café Del Buono

4609 Commercial Drive
New Hartford, NY 13413
(315) 736-3023

Menu: View Online Menu

Car Rental Services

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

527 Oriskany Street West
Utica, NY 13502
(315) 736-0002

Reservation: Book Online


5174 Commercial Drive
Yorkville, NY 13495
(315) 736-5201

Reservation: Book Online