Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to hold an erection long enough to perform sexual activity. It is the most common type of sexual issue in men, with up to half of men over the age of 40 experiencing some level of ED, according to research published in the Journal of Urology.
Many men do not seek treatment for ED due to embarrassment, lack of information, or a misconception that erectile dysfunction cannot be helped. We provide a holistic approach to addressing ED in conjunction with advanced effective technology called Electrohydraulic Shockwave treatment to address the variables contributing to ED and improve performance.. There is no pain or numbing necessary to complete our treatment.
Electrohydraulic shockwave therapy using SoftWave® technology offers a state-of-the-art approach to the treatment of ED. Ongoing research from around the world continues to support its effectiveness in helping patients suffering from mild to moderate ED return to peak performance. For those with severe ED that may be unresponsive to pills, electrohydraulic shockwave therapy using SoftWave® technology can help improve their response to oral medications. Unlike other devices out there, SoftWave® technology allows for a quick, easy, and most importantly painless treatment option to improve erectile function.
Peyronie’s disease (PD) can be a physically and psychologically devastating condition. PD is characterized by a fibrous, inelastic scar involving the tunica albuginea. This scar can result in a palpable plaque in the flaccid state and a visible deformity when erect. These deformities can include a bend or indentation, narrowing of the shaft, a hinging effect, and even penile shortening. Painful erections are also common, especially in the initial months of PD. All of these factors can make sexual activity more difficult and negatively affect self esteem and sexual satisfaction. While data vary regarding its effect on penile deformity, electrohydraulic shockwave treatment using innovative SoftWave® technology has been shown to help resolve the pain often associated with PD.
“I feel more sensation on the part of my shaft where the fibrosis is most concentrated than I have in years. The base of my penis is becoming wider. I had the best erection while sleeping in at least six months last night.”
Patient testimonial, reprinted with permission
How Are Treatments Are Performed?
Electrohydraulic shockwave therapy using SoftWave® technology, unlike other devices out there, is non-invasive and painless. Treatment involves application of gel to the area being treated before delivering the therapeutic energy. No anesthesia or numbing medication is required.
How Many Treatments Are Needed?
The number of treatments needed varies based on the indication but most patients require 4-6 treatments. Each treatment is approximately 20 minutes. Some patients opt to return for additional treatments weeks to months after their initial treatment course.
What Types Of Results Are Expected?
Improvement can often occur after only 1-2 treatment sessions but the real benefit typically takes a few weeks. In clinical data, SoftWave® technology has a high success rate at helping alleviate pain.
What Are The Possible Side Effects?
Electrohydraulic shockwave therapy using SoftWave® technology has virtually no side effects, a feat almost unheard of in the field of medicine. Patients can return to work and regular activity immediately after treatment with no downtime.
ED and Peyronie’s disease are common conditions and two of the leading reasons men seek out a urologist. There are a range of treatment options available for all patients suffering from ED and Peyronie’s, whether your symptoms are new or you have tried and failed other medical therapies.
Schedule an appointment with us today by calling (323) 607-2895.
Joshua Gonzalez, MD, is a board-certified urologist who is fellowship-trained in Sexual Medicine and specializes in the management of male and female sexual dysfunctions.
These include issues surrounding hormone deficiency, menopause, sexual arousal, orgasm, ejaculation, libido/desire, sexual pain, penile curvature, and erectile function. Dr. Gonzalez also treats a variety of common urological conditions including benign prostatic disease, voiding dysfunction, and male infertility.
Throughout his career, Dr. Gonzalez has focused on advocating for sexual health and providing improved healthcare to the LGBTQ community.