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A new way to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) may not involve the need for drugs. Erections rely on healthy blood flow to the penile tissue. Shockwave therapy is viewed favorably as a way of repairing and strengthening blood vessels in the penis and improving blood flow.

How does it work?

Shockwave therapy is used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). During the procedure, a wand-shaped device is placed on or near different parts of your penis for about 15 minutes while it emits gentle pulses. These pulses trigger improved blood flow and tissue remodeling in the penis. Both of these changes can lead to erections sufficient for sex.

How can I schedule a shockwave therapy visit?

If you’re interested in scheduling a shockwave therapy visit, consider meeting with a urologist who performs the procedure, asking your primary doctor for a referral, or looking for a reputable specialist in your area via the American Urological Association. Be wary of any unlicensed clinician that offers “discounted” sessions or any other clinics that may lack the proper credentials.

Does shockwave therapy hurt?

While ED shockwave therapy is reportedly risk-free, there isn’t enough clinical research in this area to determine this to be the case. StudiesTrusted Source do show that shockwave therapy may be painless for other uses, and may even be a noninvasive method to help reduce pain after surgery.

What is the success rate for shockwave therapy for ED?

While the exact success rate is unknown, 2016 researchTrusted Source involving 50 people who received LiSWT estimated that up to 60 percent of participants experienced benefits that lasted up to 12 months. Keep in mind that shockwave therapy isn’t yet approved for ED treatment and more studies need to be done to understand its full potential efficacy.