Every man has different goals when it comes to optimizing erectile function. While various types of medications and surgeries have been performed for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, many men are interested in regenerative options. At Prime Institute Miami we offer focused shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction (ED). Shockwave therapy in Miami, Florida is a safe and effective way to improve erectile function in properly selected men.
What is ShockWave Therapy for ED?
Focused Shockwave Therapy (also known as Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy) is a non-invasive procedure that uses a small wand-like device to deliver targeted low-intensity sound waves that stimulate penile tissue, encourage blood flow, and restore natural erectile function in men with mild to moderate Erectile Dysfunction (ED).
Focused shockwave involves a series of treatments. Each treatment takes about 30 minutes to perform. The procedure is painless and does not require anesthesia, making it a safe and effective alternative to other ED treatments.
Men undergoing this non-invasive therapy may decide to undergo repeat treatments at a later time. During the treatment, a small wand-like device uses targeted sound waves to stimulate penile tissue and encourage blood flow, which can also speed up the healing process. Low-intensity shockwaves have also been shown to grow new blood vessels and improve blood flow in the penis, which is essential for erections.
Men with histories suggestive of vasculogenic erectile dysfunction (i.e., dysfunction related to blood vessel disease) may benefit from focused shock wave therapy.
Good candidates for shockwave therapy treatments typically include men who:
After a Focused Shockwave Therapy procedure for Erectile Dysfunction (ED), patients can expect to resume normal activities immediately. The procedure is typically painless and does not require any anesthesia or downtime. However, some men may experience mild discomfort or tingling sensations during the procedure.
Research suggests that focused shock wave therapy can improve erectile function in men thought to have underlying blood vessel disease as a cause of the ED. Men with other causes of ED may not benefit from this therapy.
Focused shockwave therapy is often well-tolerated with minimal side effects.
Most men will require a series of several sessions, typically over the course of several weeks, to achieve optimal results. Improvement in erectile function may be gradual and may continue to improve for several months after the treatment is completed.
Dr. Amy Pearlman of PRIME Instiute Miami is fellowship-trained in sexual health and penile reconstruction. She believes in providing comprehensive care when it comes to the treatment of male sexual health and genital concerns. As a result, she will discuss all treatment options with you prior to consideration of focused shockwave therapy so that she can help you come up with a customized treatment plan to best meet your sexual and quality of life goals.
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