What to Expect
During your appointment, we will discuss your medical background and provide a thorough
physical examination (height, weight, blood test, etc.). We will also discuss your
lifestyle, such as diet, exercise, and tobacco use. It is very important to let us know
about the medications you are currently taking and explain in detail the symptoms you are
experiencing and how severe and how often you have them.
If it is determined that BioTE can help you, we will schedule you to come to our office
several times throughout the year for the BioTE insertion. The dosage may vary, depending on
how the therapy is working for you. During your appointment, we will numb a small area using
a local anesthetic on the upper part of your buttocks. A very small incision will be made
and the BioTE pellet will be properly placed and then the skin will be closed with surgical
adhesive (sutures are not necessary). Because the pellet is inserted into the fatty lining
in the skin, you should not feel it. Over time, the pellet will release the hormone therapy
consistently to keep it in a therapeutic range for hormone optimization.