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Non-Invasive, SoftWave Shock wave Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction (ED)



Non-invasive Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (Li-ESWT) is a new treatment for millions of men suffering from occasional or total erectile dysfunction (ED). As an alternative to ED medications such as Viagra, Cialis, and others, Shockwave treatment for erectile dysfunction treats the underlying cause of ED, which is a lack of blood flow.

Dr. Gary Bellman and the SoCal Urology Institute utilize the most advanced clinically-proven technology and software in the medical field, known as SoftWave.

SoftWave is designed to increase blood flow to the penis, so that men can naturally achieve erections, without the need for medication or invasive procedures.

What is Erectile Dysfunction (ED)?

Erectile Dysfunction, commonly called ED, is a condition in which a man is unable to achieve or keep an erection firm enough for sex. The condition was previously known more commonly as impotence. Some studies suggest that more than half of men have experienced some form of occasional erectile dysfunction, with 5-15% of men ages 40-70 experiencing total ED.

What causes ED?

ED is caused by a reduced blood flow to the penis, which may result from many underlying medical conditions, pre-existing conditions, or psychological conditions.

Getting or maintaining an erection requires increased blood flow to the penis. The increased blood flow is enabled through the relaxing of muscles in the penis, which occurs when men are sexually excited. The blood flows through the penile arteries then fills up two chambers inside the penis, causing the penis to become hard or rigid.

Physical and Emotional Conditions that Cause Erectile Dysfunction

Occasional difficulty getting or maintaining an erection is common. However, persistent ED is linked to conditions that result in reduced blood flow to the penis. Some conditions which may lead to ED include:

How does Shockwave Treatment for ED work?

Dr. Bellman's SoftWave technology, uses low-intensity shockwaves (acoustic wave therapy) to break up plaque in the blood vessels, restoring the blood flow necessary to get and maintain an erection. During the procedure, a hand-held wand delivers low-intensity vibrations along the penile shaft. The treatment is usually less than 30 minutes in the office, and depending on your situation multiple treatments may be recommended.

Shock wave therapy has a long history of success as a regenerative treatment. Shock wave therapy has been used to break up kidney stones, help expedite healing from wounds and sports injuries, and even as a fat reduction treatment.

Benefits of Shockwave for ED Treatment

Low-intensity shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction is a cutting-edge therapy with excellent results for most men. Benefits of shockwave therapy for ED include:

Does shockwave therapy for ED hurt?

Shockwave therapy for ED is a non-surgical procedure. The majority of men find the procedure to be only mildly uncomfortable. There are no incisions, and you may return to your regular activities as soon as you leave your appointment.

Are there any risks from shockwave therapy for ED?

No significant side effects or risks have been reported from shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction.

Shockwave Therapy for ED in Southern California

If you're ready to learn more about SoftWave shock wave treatment for erectile dysfunction, contact the Southern California Urology Institute today.

Founded by nationally-recognized, Board-Certified Urologist Dr. Gary Bellman, the SoCal Urology Institute may be contacted at 818.912.1899 to schedule your consultation.


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