Erectile Dysfunction Q & A

What is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction (ED), commonly called impotence, is a type of male sexual dysfunction that causes an inability to achieve or maintain an erection.


While many men experience ED during times of stress or after consuming too much alcohol, recurring ED can be a sign of an underlying problem. Without treatment, erectile dysfunction can diminish your self-esteem and make it challenging to sustain fulfilling sexual relationships.


What causes erectile dysfunction?

Sexual arousal is complicated, and a variety of physical, mental, and emotional factors can contribute to erectile dysfunction, including:


  • Low testosterone
  • Alcoholism
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Prostate cancer treatment
  • High blood pressure
  • Parkinson’s disease

While age isn’t the only reason men develop ED, it is a major contributing factor. As you age, erections can be difficult to achieve and maintain.


How do urologists diagnose erectile dysfunction?

As Urology has the most advanced diagnostic capabilities available for diagnosing ED. They offer a full range of on-site hormonal testing to determine if you have low levels of testosterone, and state-of-the-art imaging services to detect poor blood flow in your penis.


How do urologists treat erectile dysfunction?

Urologists use a multimodality treatment system to minimize the symptoms of erectile dysfunction and are often able to treat the underlying conditions creating erectile dysfunction.



Medications such as Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, Stendra, and Staxyn can help you achieve and maintain a firm erection, so you can continue to have fulfilling sexual experiences.


PulseWave therapy

PulseWave therapy uses low-intensity sound waves to naturally enhance blood flow to your penis, allowing you to achieve and maintain a firmer erection.


GainesWave therapy

GAINSWave therapy improves blood flow to the penis by diminishing plaque buildup and triggering the growth of new blood vessels with low-intensity shock waves.


Sound wave therapy

Similar to GAINSWave therapy, sound wave therapy uses low-intensity sound waves to minimize plaque buildup and stimulate blood vessel growth in the penis.


Regenerative medicine

Both platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy and stem cell therapy use growth factors that your body naturally produces to restore sexual function, and minimize EF symptoms.


Intracorporeal injections

Intracorporeal injections help the blood vessels in your penis expand to stimulate blood flow. Dr. Michel and the team use customized formulations for every patient.


Vacuum devices

A vacuum constriction device (VCD) uses a pump to help you get and maintain an erection.


Inflatable penis prosthesis

The highly experienced urologists at AS Urology can implant an inflatable penis prosthesis, or penile implant, into your penis to enhance its length and girth while helping you maintain a firmer erection.


Schedule an appointment with AS Urology by calling the office or by booking a consultation online now.

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