Relief and Gratitude

January 12, 2016

Today, we helped another man, this time in Minnesota, access a peer credentialed surgeon, Dr. Todd Brandt, for a definitive price.  

When I joined Allevion to develop a new way to simplify real access to surgery for real people, did I think my days would be spent fielding calls about erectile dysfunction?  Well, let’s just say no, I did not.  At first, I was hesitant to take the patient calls. I’m a woman: would a man want to talk to me about penile implant surgery and his history with erectile dysfunction?  I didn’t think so.  Turns out, I was wrong.  I have had the pleasure of speaking with many different men over the past few days who are desperate for someone, anyone, to listen with a sympathetic ear and a desire to help. They just wanted someone to answer simple questions: (1) Who is the surgeon; (2) What does it cost; and, (3) Where do I need to go to have it done?  These questions, surprisingly, have remained unanswered for months, and in some cases years.  

In addition, as a society we’ve used relentless advertising campaigns to tell them that a pill should have fixed their problem.  This is misleading and unfair and many men who need penile implant surgery need a more authentic, substantive, and balanced conversation. 

We need to make it easier for patients to access the care that they need without needing to know someone “on the inside” to get answers.  Does the average patient know that anesthesia is often billed separately?  Should they really have to ask or are we okay assuming that when they don’t they’ve chosen to forego anesthesia?  

I am extremely proud of the service that we offer to this under-served population.   All of our penile implant packages are comprehensive and include surgeon, facility, implant, anesthesia and complications coverage.  I can say with complete sincerity that there is nothing more rewarding than the relief and gratitude that comes across in every one of the conversations I’ve had with men seeking this service. 

If you or someone you know could benefit from our surgery packages, please do not hesitate to call us.  you can see our existing options HERE with more coming soon.