Dr. Sillers emphasized that using the device in an otolaryngology office is simple, requiring little equipment beyond the “small plug-and-play console and stylus,” and that several of his patients opted to undergo the Vivaer treatment during their initial consultation visit itself due to its simplicity and convenience.
As a new technology, the device’s one drawback is the lack of a reimbursement code; therefore, patients are required to pay for it out of pocket. Dr. Sillers suggested that patients are willing to pay for effective procedures such as this one, however.
“In our practice, like most everyone’s, we realized that patients increasingly pay large amounts out of pocket due to the rapidly changing insurance landscape,” he said. “Patients are more open to paying out of pocket for the benefits of an effective and convenient treatment.”