Testosterone Replacement


As an endocrinologist, Dr. Hayes specializes in the treatment of low testosterone. There are many reasons why a man might develop "low T" and she will evaluate men for disorders of both the pituitary gland and the testes themselves. Sometimes, it is unknown why a man may have insufficient testosterone levels and this may occur with age, obesity and type 2 diabetes. Individuals who are interested in testosterone replacement must first be established patients so that Dr. Hayes can obtain a thorough history, perform a physical exam and order appropriate lab tests.

Testopel is the most physiologic treatment for low testosterone in men. Testopel is a form of testosterone replacement represented by small pellets that are placed in the fatty tissue of the lower flank/upper buttock area. Testopel provides steady testosterone levels over a 3 to 4 month period. Other testosterone replacement methods may not get blood levels to goal and they may be inconvenient to use. With Testopel, Dr. Hayes inserts 6 or more pellets every three months and this is accomplished in a 15-minute office visit. Prior to insertion, Dr. Hayes' staff runs the patient's insurance benefits to make sure that this procedure is covered.

Hayes Endocrine and Diabetes Center
501 28th Ave North
Nashville, TN 37209
Phone: 615-206-7852
Fax: 615-327-0643
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