Acoustic Shockwave Therapy
About Acoustic Shockwave Therapy?
There are many reasons men struggle with ED. One of the main reasons is a low flow of blood to the penis. Blood flow is what makes the penis erect in response to sexual stimulation. When blood flow has interruptions, men experience weak erections that lose their rigidity too quickly. Acoustic wave therapy (also called shock wave therapy) fights against this lack of blood flow. This process uses non-invasive, low-intensity acoustic waves to cause neovascularization directly inside a penis. Neovascularization is the formation of new blood vessels. These new blood vessels improve blood flow encouraging stronger and longer erections.
What is Acoustic
Acoustic Wave Therapy is a natural way of restoring the endothelial cells that may be impaired and no longer produce the nitric oxide needed – a chemical your body produces to relax the muscles in the arteries of the penis. This increases blood flow and allows you to get an erection in response to sexual stimulation. The entire treatment is painless, non-invasive, and without side effects. Shockwave Therapy is a method of healing sources of pain before they lead to the degeneration of the muscle or tendon in the affected areas of the body.
Frequently Asked Questions
At this time, the therapy is not covered by insurance. Patients are welcome to submit their own claim to the insurance company for possible coverage.
There is no pain associated with acoustic wave therapy. The patient may feel some discomfort depending on the tissue pathology and or trauma to the affected area.
Cost is determined by the physician depending on the severity of the SHIM score and individual cases. The average cost of therapy is $5,000 dollars.
The average course of treatment takes 8-10 weeks. Each therapy session takes approximately 20 minutes.
Patients have reported results lasting for 2-3 years. However, by addressing the underlying problems, it may last much longer.
The treatment is performed twice a week for 8 -10 weeks. The treatment can be done once a week, but will increase the time to wellness and is not recommended.
While no results are guaranteed, as with any medical procedure. The success rate is about 80%.
No, they do not. During the initial consultation, Dr. Leveen will go over and recommend medications which will help improve and maximize patient outcome.
No, all patient care is highly confidential and will not be discussed with your primary care unless there is a conflict with therapy.