Shockwave Therapy to Treat Erectile Dysfunction

The ED Shockwave Procedure in Vancouver

ED Shockwave Therapy is a ground-breaking treatment-delivery system that allows men with ED to regain their normal and natural response to sexual arousal – without drugs, health risks or side effects.

Erectile dysfunction is usually the result of poor circulation to the penis. The low-intensity waves applied by shockwave therapy are believed to stimulate the repair of aged blood vessels, stimulate growth of new blood vessels, and stimulate the removal of micro-plaque.

ED Shockwave Therapy treats the cause of erectile dysfunction, and not just its symptoms.

Shockwave therapy has been successfully tested and regularly used in various areas of medicine including Orthopedics, Aesthetic Medicine, and Sports Medicine.

There are numerous scientific studies that show shockwave therapy can potentially improve local revascularization (regeneration of blood vessels and enhanced blood flow) on a variety of body parts, including the penis.

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How It Works

The aim of ED Shockwave Therapy (EDSWT) is to trigger regeneration of blood vessels in the penile shaft to support stronger, longer, and more satisfying erection. EDSWT is currently considered an investigational treatment modality for ED according to the 2018 erectile dysfunction guideline by the American Urological Association, and is widely used in Canada and around the world for erectile dysfunction treatment.

Inside the penis is an area called the corpora cavernosa, containing two arteries. An erection occurs when they are filled with blood that’s held in place until ejaculation or orgasm is achieved.

When there is insufficient blood flow, the penis remains flaccid. EDSWT directs energy waves, (extra corporeal shockwaves are the clinical term) with the goal to improve blood flow to the penis.

The successful use of extra corporeal shockwaves is highly documented in many fields of healthcare, including physiotherapy, urology and pain management.

The waves are targeted to the area of the body where blood flow has been constrained. The procedure is safe for Vancouver men with heart disease, unlike some erectile dysfunction medications.

ED Shockwave Therapy at Pollock Clinics is an innovative treatment that uses low intensity sound waves to treat the vascular cause of erectile dysfunction.

ED Wave Treatment Benefits

Erectile Dysfunction Shockwave Therapy (EDSWT) is generally a painless treatment that can potentially help men regain sexual desire and satisfaction.

EDSWT could be a viable option for you if:

  • You want to be less dependent on taking medications to have sex.
  • You have experienced undesirable side effects of drugs or other treatments.
  • You have not achieved satisfactory results with other ED treatments.
  • You have health conditions that limit your options for treatment.
  • You wish to have harder, longer lasting erections.

The energy pulses in EDSWT are similar to sound waves. There’s usually no discomfort during or after the procedure.

Benefits of EDSWT include:

  • Generally painless and low risk treatment
  • No known extra major risk to men with complicated health conditions
  • No recovery period

Conditions Treated With EDSWT at Pollock Clinics

BC Shockwave FAQ

Most men who get shockwave therapy for ED will see benefits within one to three months. Many men have initial results in the first weeks

Yes. It is encouraged in order to gauge the subjective effectiveness of treatment. This is a non-invasive procedure with no down time. You will experience little to no discomfort throughout the course of your treatment plan.
No, not at all. It’s more like a sound wave than an electric sound wave. Men feel a light vibration during the procedure. The only after effect may be a temporary tingling due to increased blood flow.
Yes. This procedure appropriates technology that is well proven in other fields of medicine, including cardiology. It’s painless, requires no post treatment recovery period and has no known side effects or complications.
Studies have shown that the majority of men that experience positive results will still have a beneficial effect beyond a year. Men can receive additional treatments any time they’re needed.

EDSWT takes under a half hour and you can return to sexual activity the same day.

Shockwave Therapy for ED

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Procedure Details

01 - Process
In a private treatment room the shockwave wand is moved over the base and shaft of the penis, focusing energy waves on the arteries in the corpora cavernosa - the chambers in the penis that swell with blood to create an erection.
02 - Duration

EDSWT takes under a half hour, making the appointment easy to schedule for working men. Typically, a full treatment schedule involves multiple clinic visits over several weeks.

03 - Sensation
Patients do not experience pain or discomfort during the treatment. Some may feel tingling afterwards – like you might after your hand or foot falls asleep - due to increased blood flow.
04 - Downtime
There is no downtime or recovery period and you can return to sexual activity immediately. Ful results typically occur after several weeks of treatment.
05 - Side Effects
There are no reports that show major risks or complications of shockwave treatment of the penis. There are no prescriptions to fill. Erection should occur naturally, supported by enhanced blood flow.

Results*

Shockwave therapy helps improve the volume of blood flow into tissue with the goals of helping you achieve harder, longer-lasting erections.

Patients generally see results in several weeks and can retain those benefits for up to one year.

Shockwave therapy is an option that treats a physiological cause and requires no planning, pills, surgery, implants, and is non-invasive. Men who were forced to rely on inhibitors can once again naturally and spontaneously respond to arousal. 

For those who cannot use medications, EDSWT opens a new path for regaining sexual wellness.

The ultimate goal of shockwave is to help you restore intimacy with your partner.

*Results may vary.

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