What is Testosterone? - A steroid hormone that is the most potent naturally occurring androgen and that regulates the development of the male reproductive system and male secondary sex characteristics. Testosterone is produced mainly in the testes and is also used as a drug in the treatment of certain medical disorders.
Though there are different ways of treating low testosterone such as injections, patches and gels, the newest and most advanced treatment is the implantation of LONG-ACTING TESTOSTERONE PELLETS.
Dr. Saffarian focuses on keeping up to date with the most advanced technology in order to provide his patient's with the best Urological care possible. Hormone Replacement Therapy is a common treatment for aging men or males suffering from Low Testosterone Levels. We are using the newest technology in the field of testosterone replacement therapy to provide our patient s with convenient and effective care.
The pellets are the only FDA approved long-acting testosterone replacement treatment. Once in place, the pellets will deliver a steady dose of testosterone, keeping you in your normal testosterone range for 4-6 months. The pellets are very small (about the size of a grain of rice) and are inserted in a simple and painless 15-20 minute procedure in the office. The pellets are covered by most insurance plans, making it a convenient and cost effective alternative to your current therapy. In fact, studies have shown that about 93% of patients who try the pellets are so satisfied with it, that they want to continue to use it rather than go back to their old treatments.
If you'd like more information about the testosterone pellets or if you'd like to schedule an appointment to discuss if the pellets may be right for you, please contact our office at (408) 779-2009.