For anyone undergoing a hair transplant procedure, the accuracy of your graft count is a major concern. When you are investing hundreds or thousands of dollars into a transplant procedure, it’s important to know that you are getting your money’s worth. Since the vast majority of surgeons charge by the graft, it is imperative that you know you are receiving an accurate count.
With this in mind, Dr. Cole developed and patented the Counting Incision Device (CID). This disposable electronic device accurately counts recipient incision sites. The count, which can go up to 10,000, is displayed on a small LCD screen on the front of the instrument. Patients can ask to see this count at any point during or after their procedure. By using a CID, surgeons are better able to concentrate on the task at hand (producing top-quality transplant results), rather than trying to keep an accurate count of incision sites. It is important to note that these instruments are intended for single-use only as it is impossible to thoroughly and safely sterilize them due to the electronic circuitry involved.
As an example of how indispensable CIDs can be, today, Dr. Cole asked one of his long-term nurses to keep up with the graft count during a CIT procedure. Despite years of experience working alongside Dr. Cole, she reached a, erroneous count of 1,020 when the CID showed that only 948 incisions had actually been made. The margin for error in much larger sessions would likely increase exponentially. Even if your doctor has no ill-intentions, basic human error can contribute to you paying hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars more than you should for grafts you haven’t actually received.
A number of physicians are already using these devices and one of Dr. Shaprio’s patient advocates endorsed this device on another board. At just $20 a piece (a fraction of what surgeons are making on every procedure), we believe all doctors should be using these in every procedure. You can tell your surgeon to purchase a device from device4hair.com, or even purchase one yourself to ensure it is properly sterilized and not being reused from a previous surgery.
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