This hair loss question was answered by Dr. Glenn Charles of Florida who is a member of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians. His professional answer is below.
How many hair transplant procedures do doctors perform each day? Shouldn’t they only perform one for the benefit of the patient? Maybe I’m too critical, but my thinking is that your surgeon should give each patient their undivided attention.
The number of hair transplant procedures per day a physician performs should not be the only factor used in deciding where to go to have your surgery. For example there may be a hair restoration clinic that performs 2 or 3 procedures a day, but uses 20-23 surgical assistants/ technicians. This clinic would have the ability to divide the staff up to have 7-7 assistants in each surgery. On the other hand there may be a clinic that only performs one procedure each day, but only uses 4 assistants/ technicians.
Where would you rather go? It should then depend on several other factors. What does the patient feel comfortable with? What kind of results is the doctor getting consistently? What are the patients saying about the hair loss doctor? What techniques are going to be used? Along with many other pieces of information. I usually only perform 1 large procedure a day, unless the cases are small or just repairs. However, I know a few physicians who have very large staffs and get excellent results doing 2-3 procedures per day.
Dr. Glenn Charles, D.O.