TESTOSTERONE PELLET THERAPY

WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS FOR TREATMENT?

Although testosterone replacement is available in the form of injections, creams, gels, and subdermal pellet therapy, Dr. Garcia ONLY offers Testosterone Pellet Therapy.  Why?  because no other form of testosterone replacement treatments can achieve the same steady blood levels 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week, for 4 to 6 months at a time.  PERIOD.

THE PELLET ADVANTAGE

Testosterone pellets are totally bio-identical as well as bio-available, which means that they are identical in structure and in function to the testosterone produced by your body.

HOW ARE THE PELLET'S INSERTED?

A small area of skin around the back hip pocket is anesthetized, followed by a tiny painless incision.  A small insertion device (called a trochar) is placed through the incision and the pellets, the size of rice grains, are advanced through the trochar.  The incision site is then held closed with steri-strips (a special surgical tape) followed by a pressure gauze dressing.  Most patients feel that the procedure is virtually painless. 

HOW DO YOU KNOW IF I GOT THE RIGHT DOSAGE?

Before the procedure, we determine the ideal testosterone dosage for you based on your Age, Symptom Severity, Body Weight, and Lab Values.

After the procedure, we recheck your blood levels in 5 wks to verify that we dosed you properly.  We then recheck your blood levels in 4-6 months to determine when your next pellet insertion should be scheduled.

WHAT ARE THE RESTRICTIONS AFTER THE PROCEDURE?

We recommend that you avoid high-impact activities (ie. running, jogging, step aerobics, etc), lower body weight resistance training (ie. leg squats, leg curls, leg extensions), and hot tubs for one week after the procedure.  Then there are no restrictions.

WHEN WILL I START TO NOTICE A DIFFERENCE?

If your pre-treatment symptoms were truly due to low testosterone levels, you're going to be a very happy man in 2-4 wks.  Some individuals notice improvement of andropausal symptoms sooner, and some a little later. 

IS THIS COVERED BY INSURANCE?

The consultation visit and blood work are typically covered by most insurances.  However, insertion of the Testosterone Pellets is not covered.  The cost of Testosterone Pellet Therapy for men is $600.  If you are like most of our patients, who sustain 6 months, from each insertion, this averages out to a little under $100 per month. 

READY TO GET STARTED?

Call 517-336-1200 to schedule your consultation visit.  We look forward to seeing you in the near future!

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