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Shockwave Therapy
for Mild to Moderate Erectile Dysfunction
Shockwave Therapy
for Mild to Moderate Erectile Dysfunction
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Defy Medical is pleased to offer Shockwave Therapy to our growing list of treatment options for men suffering from Erectile Dysfunction (ED). This safe and non-invasive treatment option is offered at our Tampa Bay clinic location and allows men to achieve quality erections without needles or painful surgeries.

To schedule your Shockwave consultation and initial procedure at our Tampa office today.

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What is LiST (Shockwave Therapy)?

Low-intensity Shockwave therapy (LiST) for ED, also referred to as Shockwave Therapy, is a new, non-invasive treatment approach for patients suffering from ED.

Shockwave has been shown to be effective in men with mild/moderate ED (between 17-25 on the Index of Erectile Function, or IIEF-EF, scale) without a history of prostatectomy, radiation, or other major anatomic abnormality.

An increase of 4-8 points on the IIEF-EF scale has been observed in erectile quality. And one study reported 95% of participants achieved better erections after only one session per week for six weeks.

What are the benefits of Shockwave Therapy?

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Experiencing morning erections

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Improvement of rigidity (firm, full erections)

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Spontaneous erections without medication

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Improves response to medications that were previously ineffective

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Better sensation

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Longer lasting erections

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Helps restore spontaneity to a patient’s sexual life and improve the quality of their erection

How Does Shockwave Therapy Work?

Acoustic waves are generated and delivered directly to the penis to repair damaged blood vessels and stimulate the generation of new vessels (angiogenesis). This resulting improvement to blood flow makes it easier to attain and maintain an erection sufficient for sex.

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(Image caption): Activates angiogenesis (the creation of new blood vessels) to help correct ED in the penile and pelvis tissue.

Treatment Overview

● Physical exam completed in office
● Review Erectile Dysfunction Health Questionnaire with a Defy Medical provider prior to treatment session
● ED lab panel drawn at initial appointment or patient-provided labs reviewed by Defy Medical provider
● Price of the Initial Session with Labs: $400
● Required Labs to begin treatment
      1. Testosterone Free + Total
      2. Estradiol Sensitive
      3. DHT
      4. Prolactin

Sessions are purchased in packages based upon the patient’s individual needs.

$1,400 - Package of 5 sessions
$1,800 - Package of 6 sessions including Initial Labs
$2,100 - Package of 9 sessions
$2,500 - Package of 10 sessions including Initial Labs
$300 - Single session for an established patient

Number of sessions needed.

Depending on the individual patient's condition and response to therapy, the number of sessions needed can range from 4 to 30 sessions at 1 to 3 times per week for 4 to 10 weeks. This protocol is based on the available clinical data and patient reporting. Our physicians will guide the therapy sessions based on the patient's response and feedback.

Duration: Typically less than 20 minutes per session with little to no wait time. Defy Shockwave patients spend an average of 10 minutes in the waiting room prior to their appointment.

Combination Therapies

Combining shockwave therapy with other treatments for ED can improve the outcome. Defy Medical offers several options to successfully treat erectile dysfunction and sexual dysfunction in men.

Patients not taking testosterone therapy will be given a blood test to determine if testosterone levels are too low. Testosterone Replacement Therapy may be prescribed if low testosterone is diagnosed.

Researchers and patients have reported that adding PDE5 in the form of a daily tadalafil dose (Cialis) enhances the effects and long-term outcome of Shockwave treatments.

Injection therapy can be an effective treatment for ED for men who do not respond to oral therapy.

Ask about adding PRP (platelet rich plasma) therapy for enhanced and long-lasting results.

The Evidence
Shockwave appears to be effective in men with mild/moderate ED (IIEF-EF 17-25) without a history of prostatectomy, radiation, or other major anatomic abnormality

 

● Lu Z, Lin G, Reed-Maldonado A, et al. Low-intensity extracorpo- real shock wave treatment improves erectile function: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur Urol. 2017;71:223-233.
● Clavijo RI, Kohn TP, Kohn JR, et al. Effects of low-intensity extra- corporeal shockwave therapy on erectile dysfunction: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Sex Med. 2017;14:27-35.
● Man L, Li G. Low-intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Urology. 2018 Sep;119:97-103
● Two Years Experience With Penile Low-Intensity Shock Wave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction Letizia, PieroAlei, Giovanni et al.The Journal of Sexual Medicine, Volume 14, Issue 5, e308