Nearly 50% of men experience erectile dysfunction (ED) by age 70. If you’re one of the many men whose ED hasn’t responded to medication alone, fellowship-trained urologist and sexual medicine specialist Dr. Gonzalez can help boost your sexual function with Shockwave therapy at his office in the West Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Call or schedule an appointment online today at Joshua R. Gonzalez, MD, to learn more.

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Shockwave therapy is a noninvasive treatment for erectile dysfunction that uses high-frequency, low-energy acoustic wave pulses to stimulate blood flow to the penis. This nonsurgical treatment is a safe, effective alternative to medication.

If you frequently experience erectile dysfunction that hasn’t responded to medication, shockwave therapy may be the right solution.

How does Shockwave therapy work?

Shockwave therapy delivers low-intensity shock waves into the blood vessels inside your penis. These pulses target your blood vessels and trigger your body’s natural healing response to:

  • Increase blood flow
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Break up plaques in the blood vessels
  • Repair damaged tissue
  • Release nitric oxide to widen the blood vessels
  • Create new blood vessels

Unlike medication, shockwave therapy addresses erectile dysfunction at a cellular level and helps repair the damage that can prevent you from enjoying a healthy sex life.

What can I expect from Shockwave therapy?

Shockwave therapy is entirely noninvasive and requires no anesthesia. Once you’re comfortable, Dr. Gonzalez directs the handheld device over your penile shaft and base, allowing acoustic waves to reach the blood vessels that control erections. The treatment takes just 30 minutes and requires no downtime. You can resume your normal activities immediately.

How many Shockwave therapy treatments will I need?

Every case is different, but most men need up to 12 shockwave therapy treatments to experience lasting relief from erectile dysfunction. You can expect your symptoms to improve with each treatment. Dr. Gonzalez may adjust your treatment plan after a series of sessions.

What are the benefits of Shockwave therapy?

Shockwave therapy offers many advantages over traditional erectile dysfunction medication, including:

  • Blood flow stimulation for firmer erections
  • Lasting erectile improvements for men who haven’t responded to medication
  • Minimal side effects
  • No incisions or surgical intervention

If you’re interested in shockwave therapy, Dr. Gonzalez can create a comprehensive treatment plan that helps you maintain firmer longer-lasting erections. He may review your medical history, perform a physical exam, and order bloodwork and a penile doppler imaging scan to assess your candidacy for shockwave therapy.

Call Joshua R. Gonzalez, MD, today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about shockwave therapy.