If you are interested in this treatment, please remember that your privacy is highly respected. You will be seen and treated by the doctor, neither physician assistants nor nurse practitioners.
Shockwave Therapy is a scientifically proven painless procedure that uses high frequency acoustical waves, providing a breakthrough solution for men seeking better erections and optimal sexual performance.
ED Shockwave Therapy Q & A
If you choose to seek care in his office, you will receive care from Eliot Y. Ghatan, MD, not his associate, not his assistant, and not a physician extender.
What is erectile dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common condition characterized by the inability to develop or maintain an erection during sexual activity. ED affects 40% of men over the age of 40, and 70% of men aged 70.
What Causes ED?
One of the key factors of erectile dysfunction is impaired blood flow to the penis. Shockwave therapy (also known as GAINSWave® Therapy) stimulates increased blood flow in the treatment area. Using an FDA-approved device, shockwave treatments are quick, comfortable, completely non-invasive, long-lasting, and require no downtime.
How does Shockwave therapy work?
Low-Intensity Shockwave, also known as Pressure Wave Therapy has been in use for many years. This was originally a non-invasive, drug-free treatment for breaking up kidney stones, and for treating areas of muscle pain. What the shockwave therapy does is that it uses pulsating sound energy to stimulate the body’s healing mechanisms. The sound waves achieve their effect in several ways:
A-Break up micro plaque in existing blood vessels.
B-Stimulate the growth of new blood vessels by causing migration of stem cells to the area.
C-Lead to release of growth factors that enhance tissue growth and repair.
In effect, Shockwave therapy treats the source of the problem, not just the symptoms. The resultant increased blood flow and regeneration of tissue is what makes Shockwave therapy an ideal and effective treatment of erectile dysfunction.
Shockwave therapy has been shown in scientific papers to increase sexual performance of men with just mild to moderate symptoms of ED. Some studies indicated up to 75% of patients noted improved performance after treatment.
No matter the patient age, studies have shown improved sexual performance, or level of ED symptoms. This therapy is ideal for any man who wants to proactively address the potential for declining sexual performance. Furthermore, studies have shown stronger erections and performance without the use of medications or invasive surgery.
Is there scientific research that backs this treatment?
There are numerous international randomized double-blind placebo-controlled (which are considered the gold standard in study design) that have validated the efficacy of Schockwave therapy for ED.
How many treatments are needed for ED?
Most patients need 6 to 12 treatments to experience maximum benefit.
How long does each treatment take?
It takes approximately 20 minutes for this painless, comfortable treatment.
How does Schockwave therapy compare to other treatments for ED?
A major advantage of the Schockwave therapy is that once it is effective, he will no longer need to rely on pills, injections or other medication. Shockwave therapy has also been suggested to improve the effect of pill therapy in nonresponders, reducing the need for more invasive treatments.
How safe is this treatment?
Fortunately, safety is not an issue. There is no evidence of any short or long term negative effects of treatment.