New Procedures Offered at Medical Center of Dimmitt

1/22/2014

New Procedures Offered at Medical Center of Dimmitt


As part of our vision, “To be better than the day before”, the Medical Center of Dimmitt is expanding our list of medical services offered.  Our physicians and medical staff pride themselves on staying up-to-date with current and relevant medical services.  Some of the new procedures being offered are Microdermabrasion, Vasectomies, and Migraine Injections.  These procedures are all offered in our clinic and will only be offered on a cash, self pay, basis.


Peggy Birkenfeld, FNP-C, is licensed in the art of microdermabrasion.  Microdermabrasion is a popular, non-invasive, procedure that yields great results.  Microdermabrasion focuses on fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, age spots, pigmentation inconsistencies, large pores, acne scarring, and dull or dry patches.  Overtime, these simple defects tend to build up, causing the complexion to look aged or unhealthy.  One major advantage to this simple procedure is that there is little to no down time or recovery.  This is also a relatively inexpensive option.  The Medical Center of Dimmitt charges $75 per session, offering a package rate of “buy 4 get the 5th free”.


Dr. Leo Altenberg is now accepting appointments for the commonly performed vasectomy.  A vasectomy is a frequently performed, permanent sterilization procedure that is highly effective.  Dr. Altenberg has performed hundreds of these and considers them a minor, in-office procedure.  The failure rate is less than 5 in 1000 and the total recovery period is 48-72 hours.  The rate for a vasectomy performed in our clinic will be anywhere from $400-$600.


In the past, we have highlighted Dr. Altenberg’s ability and experience in joint injections; he is also experienced in migraine injections.  Dr. Altenberg injects lidocaine into the forehead to help treat migraine and cluster head aches.  The lidocaine numbs “the portion of the trigeminal nerve known as the sphenopalatine ganglion.” (headaches.org). Pain relief often occurs within minutes of the injection and relief usually lasts days or weeks. The cost of these injections runs approximate $250. 

If you have any questions concerning these procedures or would like to schedule an appointment please call the Medical Center of Dimmitt at (806) 647-2194.

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