Erectile dysfunction treatment
Our Erectile dysfunction treatment in London is the long-term solution beyond pills, pumps, rods and needles. Call us today on 07535 321296 for an informal chat, or request a callback – please see foot of page. We can help you. Read below to find out how –
We offer a course of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), using the latest Dornier Aries device – http://www.ariesfored.com
ESWT increases the size of blood vessels within the penis and surrounding tissues. It’s non-invasive (extracorporeal means ‘outside the skin’), painless, with no unwanted side-effects. Most men experience a tingling sensation during the treatment, rather than the ‘shock’ the name implies! We offer a course of 6 sessions, although some men can need more, depending upon the severity of their ED.
Shockwaves are sound waves which initiate a healing response through the formation of new blood vessels (angiogenesis) and nerve cells (neurogenesis). This treatment has been used in orthopaedics/sports injuries, cardiology and urology for over a decade.
Shockwaves are focused onto the penis and groin area. As a result, new blood vessels are created in the penile tissue. This enables patients to once more achieve and maintain firm, spontaneous erections.
Erectile dysfunction treatment – Action
It can be a daunting prospect to phone a stranger to discuss such an intimate problem. Therefore we go to great lengths to put you at ease. An informal, no obligation chat could be the first step toward a potentially life-changing treatment and solution.
You first speak with a male consultant who has dealt with hundreds of such calls. You’ll be given details of the procedure. Patient confidentiality is assured at all times. For example, we would only send you an email if instructed to do so.
Once you are satisfied ESWT is right for you, a consultation with a urologist will be arranged. This is to ensure you are medically suitable for treatment. It is not an examination, but a discussion of any health issues which may have an impact on sexual functioning.
Begin the treatment. We have successfully treated hundreds of ED patients, combining the latest technology with a high level of personal care. To this end, we always remember that every patient is an individual.
Erectile dysfunction is the inability to get or keep an erection firm enough to have sexual intercourse.
This affects roughly 40% of men over 40, and the percentage rises with age, with symptoms between mild to severe.
If you are suffering from ED, or know someone who is, you are likely to have researched the causes and possible cures.
At WholeLife Clinics, we look at an individual’s lifestyle as a whole to best determine what causes a given ailment. Then we address these issues alongside a course of treatment to restore function.
Rods, injections, pumps and pills can help, with varying degrees of success. Unfortunately, these treatments are not without loss of spontaneity and often harmful side effects. Instead, we seek to treat ED by reversing the physical changes which led to the problem in the first place.
Our Lead Practitioner and Medical Director are joint founders of the BSWA (British Shockwave Association).
This is an association of leading shockwave practitioners. It enables us all to benefit from shared knowledge as this ground-breaking treatment goes from strength to strength.
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With WholeLife Clinics, a course of 6 treatments is £1,800. Additionally, there is a £200-£300 doctor’s consultation fee, dependent upon the level of specialisation. Although a GP’s sign-off before treatment is acceptable, a specialist urologist’s assessment is preferable. The only additional costs could be hormonal blood tests to determine testosterone, cholesterol levels, etc, when deemed appropriate.
Erectile dysfunction treatment – the science
Research shows that six sessions is an ideal protocol for long-term success with the Dornier Aries device – http://www.ariesfored.com. We do appreciate, though, that there is no one-size-fits-all.
If you are in your early forties with minimal chronic conditions, six should suffice. If you are in your seventies and have type-2 diabetes, for example, you may well need extra sessions.
We aim for weekly sessions in order for the regenerative process to best take effect internally. Dependent upon the level of ED, twice-weekly can be effective in many cases. Results can be felt after only two or three sessions, but with some people this may take longer, depending on overall health.
The peak response to treatment comes around 12 weeks after your final session. Then a gradually increasing effect continues to take place for up to a year. If you are then to stay at this level, it is wise to follow the dietary and exercise advice given you by our Lead Practitioner. Such lifestyle changes are key to maintaining functionality.
Some patients return after at least 3 months for top-up sessions.
Book a phone consultation
Please fill in our enquiry box to book a no obligation call from our Practice Manager. This can be at a time that best suits you. He runs through the procedure from start to finish, then books an initial consultation, once you are satisfied you wish to go ahead,
We assure you that all such conversations are confidential. We will only contact you through your specified channel, and will never disclose information to unauthorised 3rd parties.
This could well be the first time you will have spoken to another person about your ED. We should, therefore, stress that we have dealt with many, many patients. Potential embarrassment is usually overcome by our professional yet friendly and informal manner. It’s what we do!
Gayle Maffulli, our Lead Practitioner, is one of the most experienced shockwave clinicians out there. She will initially explain the process and then treat you in her warm, sympathetic and dedicated manner.
Erectile dysfunction treatment needs to target blood flow. Blood vessels supplying the cavernous bodies of the penis have usually become restricted. As a result, there is difficulty in achieving and maintaining an erection.
Put simply, ESWT works by stimulating the growth of new blood vessels. You then experience a long-term increase in the blood supply to the penis and the restoration of firm, spontaneous erections.
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Here is an extract of a press release prior to the opening of Dornier MedTech’s new Singapore offices; a considerable financial investment of US$30-million, which underscores their faith in the Aries devices:-
Press release summary
“Extracorporeal shockwave treatment, developed by Dornier MedTech in the 1980s, was originally introduced as a non-invasive treatment for kidney stones. Its ability to activate angiogenesis has since been applied in erectile tissues.
Professor Dimitrios Hatzichristou –
Professor Dimitrios Hatzichristou, Professor of Urology and Director of the Institute for the Study of Urological Diseases at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, said –
“There is a significant unmet need for an effective, non-invasive and lasting solution for erectile dysfunction. Current treatment options, ranging from oral medications to more highly invasive penile implant surgery, are inadequate as they only treat symptoms, offering either temporary relief or carrying risks of adverse effects.
Emerging clinical evidence in low intensity shockwave treatment is showing promise of fully restoring natural erectile function, which up until now has not been possible. This represents an exciting opportunity for clinically validated therapies like Dornier Aries.”