In this prospective case series, Hwa and Wren examine whether an allied health professional telephone visit could safely substitute for an in-person clinic visit for patients in a Veterans Administration Hospital. A total of 141 patients (115 hernia patients and 26 laparoscopic cholecystectomy patients) were called by a physician assistant 2 weeks postoperatively. The main outcome measures were the percentage of patients who accepted telehealth follow-up and the complications that developed in telehealth patients within 30 days of surgery. Overall, 70.8% of hernia patients and 90.5% of laparoscopic cholecystectomy patients accepted telephone visits. These patients saved an average of 140.8 miles and 148.2 minutes of commuting, no complications were attributed to telephone follow-up, and 110 clinic slots were opened up for new patients.