Erectile Dysfunction

A Brief History of Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

November 4, 2020  |  Erectile Dysfunction  The/Age  

Shockwave therapy treatments have been around for a long time. They were used in various medical specialities to treat everything from kidney stones in the 1980s to orthopedic issues in the 1990s to cardiovascular disease in the 2000s. Most recently, the technology started to be deployed in 2012 to treat erectile dysfunction. Shockwave therapy, often […]

How much does a Penile Prosthesis Cost?

October 28, 2020  |  Erectile Dysfunction  

In dealing with healthcare and insurance companies, one of the most frustrating and commonly asked questions involves whether or not a procedure is covered and what costs are. With regards to erectile dysfunction treatments and penile prosthesis implants, the fortunate and most straightforward answer is that Penile Prosthesis or Implant placements are in fact, covered […]

How does a penile prosthesis work?

October 23, 2020  |  Erectile Dysfunction  

A penile implant is used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED, impotence) in men. It is a great option when other therapies have not worked for including pills, injections, pumps. Often times the side effects of these therapies are so extreme, they’re intolerable. It is also an excellent alternative for men who do not wish to […]

The Surgical Solution: ED and Penile Implants (Prosthesis)

September 24, 2020  |  Erectile Dysfunction  

The penile prosthesis is an implant that allows patients to have direct control over erections using an implanted pumping device. It’s highly effective and often covered by insurance, so read on to see if it might be the erectile dysfunction treatment you need. To consult with one of our urologists (the type of specialist you […]

Pulsewave and Shockwave Therapy for Erectile dysfunction

August 12, 2020  |  Erectile Dysfunction  

Shockwave therapy, or PulseWave therapy as we call it, is an excellent option for men suffering for mild to moderate ED.  Shockwave therapy, a.k.a. Low Intensity Shockwave Therapy (LIST), is a cousin of the noninvasive high intensity shockwave therapy we use to treat kidney stones.  In Europe, LIST was developed and utilized in extensive clinical […]

The ED Treatment with a 97% Satisfaction Rate

January 16, 2020  |  Austin Urology  Erectile Dysfunction  Low Testosterone  Men's Health  Sexual Health (ED, Hormones, & Fertility)  

Erectile dysfunction, or ED, is the inability to start or maintain an erection that is firm or rigid enough for satisfying sexual performance. Erectile dysfunction and associated symptoms may be present in up to 50% of men after age 40 and is more common and present than most people think. ED has been shown to […]

Why Are ED Rates Skyrocketing In Men?

January 6, 2020  |  Erectile Dysfunction  Low Testosterone  Men's Health  Sexual Health (ED, Hormones, & Fertility)  

In the last twenty to thirty years, ED rates have skyrocketed, especially among younger men. Although ED is not as common in young men, it can still affect about 25 percent of men under the age of 40. However, only about 5 percent of all men under 40 have complete ED. It begs the question, […]

8 Easy Ways to Boost Testosterone Naturally

December 18, 2019  |  Erectile Dysfunction  Low Testosterone  Men's Health  Sexual Health (ED, Hormones, & Fertility)  

Testosterone is a big deal. When it’s low, testosterone can impact the quality of your life dramatically. Men with low testosterone can experience low libido, fatigue, loss of energy, depression, mood changes, erectile dysfunction, infertility, difficulty with weight loss, decrease in muscle mass, lack of motivation, decrease in mental clarity and sleep disturbances, and poor […]

The “Quality of Life” Items Your Doctor Often Forgets

November 30, 2019  |  Bladder  Enlarged Prostate  Erectile Dysfunction  Incontinence  Kidney Cancer  Kidney Health  Kidney Stones  Men's Health  Prostate Cancer  Vasectomy  

During my medical school and training, I, along with other medical professionals were taught how to properly analyze, diagnose, and treat a wide variety of disease processes. While learning “how to doctor,” patient encounters were typically rote and followed a fairly strict protocol and ritual: obtain a history, perform a physical exam, provide an assessment […]

Fact or Fiction: Can Testosterone Shorten My Lifespan?

November 21, 2019  |  Erectile Dysfunction  Low Testosterone  Men's Health  Sexual Health (ED, Hormones, & Fertility)  

Testosterone plays a role in many areas of a male’s life. Most people consider it to be solely responsible for sexual performance and enhancing mood, but it also plays a vital role in promoting life longevity… to a point. Testosterone promotes muscle building which increases metabolism (the rate that muscle burns calories) which can ward […]