Erectile Dysfunction Treatment

Acoustic Therapy Center offers nonsurgical erectile dysfunction treatment for pain management and common health conditions that impact men. Our top procedures include acoustic wave treatment for ED and musculoskeletal therapy. To learn more about our medical services, explore our treatments below.

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection that is suitable for intercourse.

Also known as impotence, erectile dysfunction can range from mild to severe but most commonly affects men over the age of 50. While there are many treatment options available to improve this condition, Eric LeVeen, M.D. offers contemporary therapies for ED. Dr. LeVeen’s most notable approach is shockwave therapy for ED. This innovative method reduces the dependency on medications and provides a noninvasive solution for men with erection problems. To discover more, call Acoustic Therapy Center in Palo Alto, CA today.

How Is Erectile
Dysfunction Treated?

Erectile dysfunction is typically caused by a vascular problem that reduces blood flow to the penis. This issue prevents the body’s ability to gain or maintain a quality erection. To address this concern, most doctors recommend:

  • Oral medications
  • Hormone therapy
  • Penile devices: vacuum pumps and implants

Eric G. LeVeen MD FACS

At Acoustic Therapy Center in Palo Alto, CA, Dr. LeVeen focuses on more modern, holistic methods for erectile dysfunction treatment. This includes acoustic wave therapy, which is a nonsurgical approach that uses sound waves to generate new blood vessel growth in the penis. This helps improve blood flow, which allows for more spontaneity, stronger erections, better sensation, and greater orgasms.

Erectile Dysfunction Treatment

Erectile dysfunction is a sensitive topic that can cause a lot of frustration, embarrassment, and negative emotions. While conventional treatments, such as pills, vacuums, and injections may help, they are short-term fixes that come with a lot of side effects. These treatments also often damper spontaneity between you and your partner. A modern approach, like shockwave therapy for ED, offers long-term results, more freedom to live in the moment, and no severe side effects. To improve your sexual performance, call Acoustic Therapy Center in Palo Alto, CA. Eric G. LeVeen, M.D., F.A.C.S., will be happy to answer all your questions and determine if this treatment is right for you.

Diagnosis

For many people, a physical exam and answering questions (medical history) are all that’s needed for a doctor to diagnose erectile dysfunction and recommend a treatment. If you have chronic health conditions or your doctor suspects that an underlying condition might be involved, you might need further tests.

Tests for underlying conditions might include:

  • Physical exam. This might include careful examination of your penis and testicles and checking your nerves for sensation.
  • Blood tests. A sample of your blood might be sent to a lab to check for signs of heart disease, diabetes, low testosterone levels and other health conditions.
  • Urine tests (urinalysis). Like blood tests, urine tests are used to look for signs of diabetes and other underlying health conditions.
  • It involves using a transducer held over the blood vessels that supply the penis. It creates a video image to let your doctor see if you have blood flow problems.
  • Psychological exam. Our doctor might ask questions to screen for depression or medications that can contribute to erectile dysfunction.

Treatment

  • The first thing your doctor will do is review treatments being given for any health conditions that could be causing or worsening your erectile dysfunction. Medications for high blood pressure and depression often lead the list.
  • Depending on the cause and severity of your erectile dysfunction, Dr. LeVeen may recommend different lengths of treatment.
  • Acoustic Therapy treatment is a natural way of restoring the endothelial cells that may be impaired and no longer produce the nitric oxide needed – a chemical your body produces to relax the muscles in the arteries of the penis. This increases blood flow and allows you to get an erection in response to sexual stimulation. The entire treatment is painless, non-invasive, and without side effects.

References:

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Alkhayal, S., and M. Lourdes. “PO-01-091 Platelet Rich Plasma Penile Rejuvenation as a Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction: An Update.” The Journal of Sexual Medicine, vol. 16, no. 5, 2019, doi:10.1016/j.jsxm.2019.03.228.

Alkandari, M., et al. “104 Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections for Erectile Dysfunction and Peyronie’s Disease: A Systematic Review of Evidence.” The Journal of Sexual Medicine, vol. 18, no. 3, 2021, doi:10.1016/j.jsxm.2021.01.123.

Fernández-Pascual, E., et al. “PS-5-10 Prepped: Platelet Rich Plasma for Erectile Dysfunction: A Randomised, Double-Blind Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy of Intracavernosal Infusion of Platelet Rich Plasma, Against Platelet Poor Plasma (PPP) in the Treatment of Vasculogenic Erectile Dysfunction.” The Journal of Sexual Medicine, vol. 17, no. 6, 2020, doi:10.1016/j.jsxm.2020.04.055.

Liao, ChunHou, et al. “MP43-09 EFFECTS OF PLATELET RICH PLASMA ON IMPROVING ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION IN STREPTOZOTOCIN-INDUCED DIABETIC RATS.” Journal of Urology, vol. 199, no. 4S, 2018, doi:10.1016/j.juro.2018.02.1408.

Scott, Susan, et al. “Platelet-Rich Plasma and Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction: Critical Review of Literature and Global Trends in Platelet-Rich Plasma Clinics.” Sexual Medicine Reviews, vol. 7, no. 2, 2019, pp. 306–312., doi:10.1016/j.sxmr.2018.12.006.

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