Dr James Elist clinics

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Dr. James Elist Clinics - Sentiments

Overall, public sentiment towards Dr. Elist seems to be positive. However, there are some concerning negative reviews, especially concerning the lawsuit between Dr. Elist and the California Attorney General to revoke Dr. Elist's medical license. However, that suit seems to have been resolved and Dr. Elist is still licensed to practice medicine.

Consumer Reviews

  • Overall, Dr. James Elist has 4.6 stars out of five on Google, with patients stating he is very professional, cares about his patient's needs, and the quality of the surgery.
  • However, some customers claim that the five star reviews of Dr. Elist are a scam, and one customer states that they had a penile enlargement surgery with Dr. Elist and lost sensation in the organ and the ability to have an erection.
  • On Vitals, Dr. Elist has four stars out of five, with over 396 reviews. Most of the customers are positive and note the added length and girth after having a penile enlargement. However, some reviews are negative, but do not provide additional context.
  • On RateMDs, Dr. Elist has 4.5 our of five stars, with most patients expressing their appreciation for the surgery, the professionalism of the staff, and the easy recovery.

Professional Reviews

  • The California State Attorny General filed against Dr. James Elist to revoke his medical license, citing "failure To maintain adequate records and repeated negligent acts."
  • He has been endorsed by many other medical professionals on LinkedIn, with positive endorsements for urology, oncology and healthcare, showing that he is well respected in his field.
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Dr. James Elist - Target Customer

The target customer for Dr. James Elist is a middle-aged male, located within the US, Canada, or Mexico, who has at least a technical education or college degree and a middle-class income.

Age

  • Based on a medical study authored by Dr. Elist on his patients undergoing penile implant surgery, the average age of his patients is 35.5 years old.

Gender

  • Based on the specialty of Dr. James Elist — erectile dysfunction and penis enlargements, most of Dr. Elist's patients are men.
  • Some transgendered persons are also patient's of Dr. Elist. This assumption was based on the review of Dr. Elist by a transgender woman and Dr. Elist's offering of penile reconstruction.

Income

  • No information on the income level of patient's of Dr. Elist was available. Based on the cost of the surgery, $13,000$15,000, the travel costs for many patients, and the fact that his office does not accept insurance, we assume that only those of middle to upper incomes can afford the services of Dr. Elist.

Education Level

  • No information specifically regarding the education level of patient's of Dr. Elist was found. However, it was identified that some patients were employed as accountants, mechanics, military service members, plumbers, and government employees. Based on these professions, we assume that the average patient of Dr. Elist has a technical education or college degree.

Location

  • Patients for Dr. Elist seem to come from all over the United States.
  • Additionally, a quarter of the patients for Dr. Elist come from abroad, including Mexico, Canada, Western Europe and Latin America.

Research Strategy

In order to craft a demographic analysis of a target customer for Dr. James Elist, we reviewed multiple customer reviews and media articles showing patients who have utilized the services of Dr. Elist. Based on this sampling of patients, we were able to craft a demographic profile.
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Dr. James Elist - Competitors

The clinics of Dr. James Elist have a competitive advantage of being the first clinics in the world to offer the Penuma surgical implant for penis enlargement. Zen Hanger has a competitive advantage of being a simple to use, non-surgical option for penis enlargement with a wide array of penis-stretching products and lots of educational material to assist customers achieve results.

Dr. James Elist

  • The estimated annual revenue of Dr. James Elist Clinics is $1.2 million USD.
  • Elist offers penile enlargement, penile lengthening, penile widening, the Penuma implant, circumcision, testicular enlargement, scrotal enhancement, and testicular implants.
  • The value proposition for the clinics of Dr. James Elist is the unique penile enlargement product, the Penuma Implant, for which Dr. Elist was, until recently, the only doctor with FDA approval to insert the implant.
  • The implant is the only option that enhances length and width, is not absorbed by the body over time, cannot cause penile disfigurement, and is easily reversible. The surgery also has a short recovery time.
  • One competitive advantage of the clinics of Dr. James Elist is the notoriety of Dr. Elist, who has been in the field of urology for over 70 years and has had multiple breakthroughs in urology, including linking smoking to erectile dysfunction and inventing the Penuma implant.
  • The invention of the Penuma implant also created a lot of media attention for Dr. Elist, who then expanded his practices to serve the entire US and the large consumer demand for this implant.

Zen Hanger

  • The value proposition of the Zen Hanger company is that their penis enlargement products are simple and produce results. The company provides lots of educational information along with their products, including sample routines for the use of their products and recommendations.
  • Zen Hanger claims their products are more effective due to the accuracy of the weights and the suggested routines they provide.
  • Another competitive advantage of Zen Hanger is their wide array of products which cover all penis-stretching needs and their real user results.
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Dr. James Elist - Competitors 2

The competitive advantage of the Penis Enlargement Resource is that it is a non-biased review site with knowledgeable authors for the area of penis enlargement. The competitive advantage of Tower Urology is that it has many doctors with different specialties and provides state-of-the-art care, including robotic surgery.

Penis Enlargement Resource 

  • No revenue information was found for the Penis Enlargement Resource.
  • The Penis Enlargement Resource is a blog that provides educational information for men looking to increase the size of their penis. It also offers product reviews for penis enlargement products.
  • The value proposition for the Penis Enlargement Resource is that the website is the go-to resource for non-biased information on penis enlargement.
  • The competitive advantage of the Penis Enlargement Resource is the length of time it has been running (since 2003), and the knowledge of the contributors. Chris Sabian, the primary author, has worked with multiple men's sexual consumer health companies to provide insight into consumer behavior. Dr. Shalaka Samant, a contributor, is a registered pharmacist with experience in product formulations.

 Tower Urology 

  • Tower Urology provides adult circumcision, care for bladder cancer, care for enlarged prostate condition, care for erectile dysfunction and female sexual dysfunction, treatment for kidney disease, nephrectomy, overactive bladder treatment, pelvic floor rehabilitation, treatment for prostate cancer, PROVENGE immunotherapy, treatment for testis disease, treatment for ureteropelvic junction obstruction, and vasectomy.
  • The value proposition of Tower Urology is their state-of-the-art medical facility located within the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the length of time they have been in business, which allows them to treat generations of families with a level of care that inspires patient loyalty.
  • The competitive advantage of Tower Urology is the length of time the company has been in business, the number and differing expertise areas of their physicians, and their experience with robotic and other types of innovative surgeries and procedures.

Beverly Hills Surgical 

  • Beverly Hills Surgical has been renamed SoCal Phalloplasty, which was covered in part five of this research (entitled "Dr. James Elist — Competitors 3").

Research Strategy

In order to locate the revenue of the Penis Enlargement Resource, we first attempted to find the revenue or sales on the company website, however, this returned no results as the company is a private business. Next, we attempted to find the company revenue in third party databases like Owler, LinkedIn, and Zoom. However, none of these third party databases listed the company. Finally, we attempted to review media articles linked to the blog or the author, Chris Sabian, however, this returned no relevant results.
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Dr. James Elist - Competitors 3

The competitive advantage of the Plastic Surgery Centers is the wide array of procedures they offer and the experience of Dr. Afshin Farzadmehr. The competitive advantage of SoCal Phalloplasty is their expertise in the area of penile enhancement, which they have been practicing since 1995 and in which they have pioneered multiple types of procedures. It was found that Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeons may have closed, and is thus no longer a competitor to Dr. James Elist.

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeons 

  • Though early findings indicated that Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeons was a potential competitor, further investigation found that this business may have closed.

Plastic Surgery Centers

  • No revenue information about be found for the Plastic Surgery Center of Beverly Hills.
  • The company offers dermatology, breast procedures (augmentation, reduction, revision, BAR, lifts and Augmentation for Tubular Breast Conditions), facial rejevuentation (face lifts, eye lifts, eyebrow lifts, nose reshaping, neck lifts, facial liposuction, chin augmentation and ear reshaping), cosmetic procedures (body implants, butt lifts, scar revision, lipposuction, tummy tucks, skin lesion repair, arm lift, thigh lift, body lift, and labiaplasty), and services for men (gynecomastia, penis lengthening and penis widening).
  • The company helps consumers to "reinvent themselves" through cosmetic surgery. They offer privacy, safety, overall comfort and a quick recovery time. The company is regularly sought after by members of the entertainment industry including actors/actresses and models.
  • The competitive advantage of the Plastic Surgery Centers is that they offer almost every type of plastic surgery, allowing for multiple procedures to be performed at one time which can result in decreased cost.
  • A competitive advantage of the Plastic Surgery Centers is also the expertise of Dr. Afshin Farzadmehr, the primary surgeon, who is a diplomat of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Board of Dermatology and has received awards recognizing him as America's top cosmetic plastic surgeon.

SoCal Phalloplasty 

  • SoCal Phalloplasty has an estimated revenue of $4.6 million.
  • The company offers male enhancement procedures including penis lengthening, penis widening with Belladerm, glans penis enlargement, penis curvation correction, penile implants for erectile dysfunction, and testicular implants.
  • SoCal Phalloplasty's value proposition for penile lengthening is the potential gain of 2.5 inches in penile length, with minimally invasive surgery. The value proposition for penile widening with the Belladerm graft is a faster operating time, faster and less painful recovery, and no scaring due to the use of donor skin for the grafting as opposed to the patient's own skin. The procedure can add up to 1.5 inches in circumference to the penis.
  • The competitive advantage of SoCal Phalloplasty is mainly their expertise in the area, having performed penis enhancement since 1995, and their use of two specialized products — the Belladerm™ dermal-matrix grafts and Juvéderm injectables for glans penis enlargement.
  • Additionally, the expertise of Dr. Brian Rosenthal, the primary doctor of SoCal Phalloplasty, is highly regarded, as he was one of the original members of the American Academy of Phalloplasty Surgeons, was one of the pioneering surgeons performing penile girth enhancement with dermal-matrix grafts (Alloderm and Belladerm), and was "the first surgeon in the United States to perform glans penis enlargement using injectable hyaluronic acid gels (Restylane, Captique, and Juvéderm®)."

Research Strategy

In order to find information about Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeons, we began by reviewing the company website. However, many of the links on the company website were broken, indicating that something was incorrect. We assumed that the company could have possibly created a new website, so from there, we attempted to find a new business website utilizing the address provided of Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeons and Google Maps. However, Google Maps indicated that there is currently a UPS store at that location, indicating to us that the company may have moved or gone out of business. Finally, we attempted to locate the company in third party business directories, however, the only company with a similar name that we were able to locate was listed as permanently closed. Therefore, we assume that this business is closed and no longer a competitor.

In order to locate the revenue of the Plastic Surgery Center of Beverly Hills, we first attempted to find the revenue or sales on the company website, however, this returned no results as the company is a private business. Next, we attempted to find the company revenue in third party databases like Owler, LinkedIn, and Zoom. However, none of these third party databases listed the company. Finally, we attempted to review media articles linked to the Plastic Surgery Center of Beverly Hills and the primary doctor — Afshin Farzadmehr, MD (Dr. Mehr) — however, this returned no relevant results.
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From Part 05