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Dr. Grant Koher (NC) Reviews???

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Had a consultation friday with a tech at Jernigan's Hair Replacment Clinic in Raligh NC about 2 days ago.

 

She estimated that i would need 5,000 hair grafts, which will run me 11g, and if i do it within next three weeks before special goes out i get 12% off.

 

also if my credit is approved i get $199 payments for 72 months at 9% interest.

 

My question is does this sound ok or normal? on average from what i have been reading it is.

 

Also has anyone seen any reviews on Dr. Grant Koher? i cant find any online anywhere. :/ at least not any recent ones that havent been done in last 10 years.

 

From what i have seen in the clinic it seems like a nice place, and the staff was very friendly, but im scared to do something permanent if it wont look good.

 

I want nice thick hair again, since loosing it last 5 years has been a shot to my confidence big time. And the bald jokes are getting old fast. im only 26 :(

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I strongly suggest that you go to a doc recommended on this site. Consult with a few and make a choice. I think you need to do more research before jumping into this.


My Hairloss Web Site -

 

Procedure #1: 5229 Grafts with Dr. Rahal Oct, 2010

Procedure #2: 2642 Grafts with Dr. Rahal Aug, 2013

 

7871 Grafts

 

http://www.hairtransplantnetwork.com/blog/home-page.asp?WebID=2452

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5000 grafts for 11g? thats cheap...

 

 

$199/month * 72 months = $14,328.

 

Any clinic offering a 'special' to book in the next three weeks - I would run for the hills.

 

Putting someone on a waiting list in case of a cancellation and offering a discount for that is fine.

 

Just remember, this is your head, not a car. You can't trade in for a newer model in a few years.

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Does anyone have any information on the doctor?

 

I doubt you will get much feedback on the doc and there is a reason for that. If you cant find info on him either on here, the bald truth web site, or Hair loss talk web site, then he is an unknown entity and you should steer clear IMO.


My Hairloss Web Site -

 

Procedure #1: 5229 Grafts with Dr. Rahal Oct, 2010

Procedure #2: 2642 Grafts with Dr. Rahal Aug, 2013

 

7871 Grafts

 

http://www.hairtransplantnetwork.com/blog/home-page.asp?WebID=2452

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Does anyone have any information on the doctor?

 

I found his website. And I have to say it's very nice. However, sin4life said he consulted with a Tech from the practice, which is contrary to what it says on the website, which says Dr. Koher does all of the consultations personally. Here's a quote:

 

 

 

Knowledge and Experience

 

The relationship between Dr. Grant Koher and each one of his patients is a very personal one. Each patient is treated as a unique individual.

 

 

 

Doctor Koher personally conducts each consultation
, and performs each hair transplant procedure in an unhurried manner, one at a time, with no other distractions. The results have been extremely high patient satisfaction and an reputation for excellence among his peers.

 

 

 

We try very hard to match the realistic expectations of our patients with what we can actually achieve. Before any surgery is ever scheduled, Dr. Koher always makes certain that a strong sense of mutual trust exists between himself and the patient.

 

 

 

Everything we do – the time and care with which we approach each procedure at our clinic – is geared toward creating a natural result that is both priceless and timeless.

 

 

 

 

 

Different Hair Transplant Methods

 

At Jernigans in Raleigh, Dr. Koher's outstanding professional staff is thoroughly trained in the very latest hair transplant techniques.

 

 

 

Regarding what types of grafts are to be used, we are not “locked in” or programmed to do hair transplantation with only one narrowly defined method, but rather offer highly refined, follicular unit transplant sessions as well as "combination" sessions, which feature the use of both FU grafts and MFU's (multi-follicular grafts) in combination with Follicular unit extraction (
FUE
).

 

 

It's also interesting that it says he primarily does FUE, which makes one question the cost quoted from the tech. Did the tech really understand? Something else remiss?

 

All that said, he could do a great job, but it's good sin4life is doing appropriate due diligence.


3840 FUT grafts + Acell/PRP with Dr. Jerry Cooley April 17, 2014

And, I'll admit it - I'm trying the Help Hair Shake in my smoothies

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/174893-3-000-fut-my-visit-thursday-april-17-dr-cooley.html

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Sin,

 

I've never heard of this particular doctor, so I cannot comment on the quality of his work. However, I am of the belief that consultations with multiple hair restoration clinics is helpful and may lead to better results in the end. Because of this, I highly suggest reviewing and considering additional consultations with our recommended physicians.

 

Good luck!


"Doc" Blake Bloxham - formerly "Future_HT_Doc"

 

Forum Co-Moderator and Editorial Assistant for the Hair Transplant Network, the Hair Loss Learning Center, the Hair Loss Q&A Blog, and the Hair Restoration Forum

 

All opinions are my own and my advice does not constitute as medical advice. All medical questions and concerns should be addressed by a personal physician.

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I had my transplant procedure (strip method) done by Dr. Koher. It was done 8 mos ago so my hair is still thickening but so far I LOVE the way it has turned out. He personally does most of the procedure, then his staff assists. It was painless and everyone was very friendly. After the procedure, he gives you some free laser treatments to help with the grafts and an Rx for Finasteride if you want it to help save your existing hair. As far as I can tell, all the grafts took and my appearance and confidence are both SO much better. Shopping for styling products is something new to me now :)

I'm 38y/o, was a Norwood category 5A and although it looks good now, I'm probably going to go back for a 2nd procedure to increase the thickness and maybe get my temples done. I live in the area so for me his High Point location is very convenient. He charges a flat rate (not based on numbers of grafts) which is very different from what I've read about other physicians. The financing is done through CareCredit & is 0% interest! When my year is up, I'm going back to Dr. Koher for my 2nd procedure.

Hope this info helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

 

Pics are from Day 0 & about 7 mos after the procedure.

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Buyer beware

 

We had met with Bobby Monroe at Dr. Grant Koher's office in Harrisburg, PA. Bobby had recommended 2500 grafts at $6 per graft or $15,000 for a NEOGraft procedure. The office had followed up a few weeks later at which time I told them we were only looking to spend $8000. Bobby followed up with a call and stated they could do the 2500 grafts for that price.

 

Based on our agreement above, we scheduled a surgery date of Friday, November 22, 2013 in Doctor Koher's Lancaster PA office. Shortly after scheduling, Bobby Monroe reached out to me and asked if I would travel to their North Carolina office due to a scheduling issue. I stated that due to work commitments, etc that I could not do that, so we kept the Friday, November 22nd appointment. Bobby then followed up with me again in October 2013 to see if could now move my date of surgery up a day due to another procedure getting booked. I said I was willing to do that.

 

Prior to the surgery, the communication from staff was not very transparent. I had to initiate communication regarding start time of procedure, address of the location for which the procedure was to be performed, etc.

 

In addition, prior to the surgery, pre-op instructions were sent out. Doctor Koher's office sent me the "strip" method pre-op instructions instead of the NEOGraft instructions (their own staff confirmed they sent the wrong instructions during my surgery). These pre-op instructions are very different. Strip method requires that you let your hair grow to at least 1/2 inch for surgery. NEOGraft requires a shaved head or very short hair to extract the grafts. Based on the pre-op instructions I was provided, I grew my hair out to comply with their instructions. Upon arriving, I was told my head would have to be shaved.

 

Our appointment was scheduled for 10 am on Thursday, November 21st - Doctor Koher and his staff showed up at 10:20 along with all of their equipment. They took additional time to setup and prepare for surgery that day before meeting with me.

 

Once setup, Doctor Koher met with my wife and I, took our payment for the procedure and explained the day.

 

Doctor Koher's staff then started with my procedures. Based on Doctor Koher's staff sending me the incorrect pre-op instructions, my head needed to be shaved. They started with a set of clippers that kept shutting off, so we were not able to do the entire area for pulling grafts. In some cases the clippers were locking up in my hair. The staff went out and purchased new clippers to finish the job later in the afternoon.

 

We were at Doctor Koher's office from 10 am to 9 pm on day 1.

 

Day two Doctor Koher's staff started grafting and got half of the grafts needed. Their staff took a break and then began the other side of my head. When they started the other side, the NEOGraft machine broke. I sat and waited as they were on the phone with customer support. They went and got new fuses to try and fix the machine but that did not fix the issue. They eventually decided that a part of the machine was malfunctioning and they had to overnight a new piece for the machine. With the machine out of order and us not having the graft amount quoted, Doctor Koher's staff being the process of taking manual grafts from my head. I was told that manual grafts take significantly longer to harvest. I was prepared to come back the next day to take the additional grafts as I wanted to ensure full coverage and that we met the full graft count that we discussed in our consultation but was not offered that option.

 

Day 2 we were at Doctor Koher's office from 9 am to 4 pm.

 

There was no post op follow up from Doctor Koher's staff, which shocked me. I brought this to their attention at which time they responded that since I had FaceBook friended one of their staff members that constituted follow up. No discussion regarding follow up visits or anything. In addition, during our 18 hour procedure, the only time Doctor Koher did any work related to my procedure was to take my credit card payment, draw a hair line for graft placement and to make the incisions or holes for graft placement - he may have spent 1.5 hours with me during the 18 hours in his office. He did not extract the grafts and he did not place the grafts.

 

I followed up with a Doctor Koher's office on November 26th regarding graft count. On December 4th I finally received a call from Bobby Monroe stating that total grafts were 1872, which he said was really good since it was close to 2000 (I still have his v-mail).

 

I followed up with Bobby on December 16th via email regarding the issues faced during our procedure and inquired why we only received 74.88% of the total grafts contracted for. Through January 1, 2014 I still had not heard from Bobby, so I followed up again on January 2, 2014 via email. It wasn't until January 13, 2014 that Stephen McGee, Office Manager, had responded to my inquires.

 

Stephen and I had a phone conversation regarding the issues we faced and he agreed that they had problems during our procedure. During our conversation, he stated that if he were I, that he would not come back to Doctor Koher's office and offered a $500 refund for the issues faced and variance in graft count. He then stated he would document the offer in the written form. He sent me a email documenting the issues faced but retracted on any type of refund only to state they would offer me another procedure to make up the graft shortfall even though he recommended not going back to their office.

 

We were supposed to receive a follow up visit at 6 months - to date I have not received any communication regarding that service.

 

My recommendation is to stay away from Dr. Grant Koher.

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I went to Dr. Koher for PRP. If that didn't yield results, I was going to consider a HT. I would not recommend Dr. Koher. They truly did not seem to know what they're doing. 4 needle stick to get my blood. The office looks like it's stuck in the early 1980's and extremely cluttered. I asked how many PRPs they do a week and they said a lot, but I don't believe it. Also, the A cell how a horrible smell and I had to leave it on my head for 4 hours. I've since had PRP elsewhere and it was a much better experience! Stay away from this office for PRP. Spend the extra money and see Jerry Cooley in Charlotte instead.

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Stay away from this office for PRP. Spend the extra money and see Jerry Cooley in Charlotte instead.

 

I can second a great experience with Dr. Cooley!


3840 FUT grafts + Acell/PRP with Dr. Jerry Cooley April 17, 2014

And, I'll admit it - I'm trying the Help Hair Shake in my smoothies

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/174893-3-000-fut-my-visit-thursday-april-17-dr-cooley.html

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I'm looking at getting 2000 grafts done, strip method. Dr Koher has a location now in Harrisburg, PA. Was looking for more recent reviews or opinions of this Dr. The last posts here were from 2014. Thank you!

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