Erectile Dysfunction / Peyronie's Disease
Erectile Dysfunction, also called impotence, may be treated using focused soundwaves with ultrasound guidance to stimulate a response in the penile tissues.
Erectile Dysfunction is a condition where a man is unable to get or maintain an erection to such an extent that penetration during sexual activity cannot be achieved. It can happen at any age but it is far more common in older men.
Furthermore, once a man has passed the age of 40 it is not unusual to experience changes in their erectile function. This can take the form of the need for more direct stimulation to gain or maintain an erection and a marked decrease in the rigidity of the penis prior to and during sexual intercourse.
Other Erectile dysfunction issues may also include the occasional incident of an inability to obtain a full erection, an inability to maintain an erection for the duration of the sexual activity or the inability to achieve an erection at all.
Ultrasound Guided Shockwave Therapy offers a viable, non-invasive and cost effective alternative treatment option when compared to undergoing injections and/or surgery.
Reduced sex drive.
Difficulty in obtaining an erection.
Difficulty in maintaining an erection.
An inability to get an erection firm enough to perform penetrative sex.
You will require a referral letter from a GP or a specialist prior to undertaking this treatment.
Research has shown that ESWT for Erectile Dysfunction has no major and very few minor associated risks, there is no anaesthetic requirement and no time off work is needed. It is booked as an outpatient appointment through our clinic for minimal inconvenience or downtime to the patient.
Peyronie’s disease, also referred to as Induratio Penis Plastica (IPP), may be treated using focused soundwaves with ultrasound guidance to stimulate a response in the penile/scar tissues.
Peyronie’s Disease is a disorder of the fibrous tissue leading to scarring of connective tissue of the penis. This can cause deformity of the erect penis (erectile dysfunction), painful erections and difficulty in engaging in sexual intercourse.
Peyronie’s disease effects an estimated 15% of adult males. The etiology of this condition is not completely understood but it is believed to be a result of micro trauma involving the penis causing specifically, scar tissue formation in the tunica albuginea that can cause pain, abnormal curvature, erectile dysfunction, indentation, loss of girth and shortening.