Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
ED Treatment at our Centers for Sexual Medicine
At our centers in Philadelphia and New York- Dr. Gittens believes in treating your erectile dysfunction but more importantly he attempts to get back your natural erections with our Regenerative E.D. programs by using stem cells, Platelet Rich Plasma and using low intensity shock wave technology utilized through RegenWAVE.
Erectile dysfunction (ED), or impotence, is the consistent or recurrent inability of a man to attain and/or maintain a penile erection for sexual performance. ED is not uncommon, and over 50% of men between 40-70 experience it at some point in their lives. Many men may get a few blue pills from their primary care doctors, but find they are insufficient, or don't address the issue in its entirety.
That's where we are different. Dr. Gittens is an expert in the field of sexual health. Generalists tend to gloss over the root causes. Dr. Gittens specializes in getting to the root cause of the problem and then working with you to create a treatment plan based on his findings. This is the only viable strategy for a comprehensive, long term solution to ED. Unfortunately, many practitioners push only one or two treatment methods. Dr. Gittens spends significant time and effort to pinpoint the causes and will stick with you during treatment to ensure that your performance not only returns, but returns to the fullest potential possible.
During your evaluation, Dr. Gittens will perform a thorough health history and a targeted exam. ED can sometimes be a harbinger of an underlying issues such as diabetes or heart disease. He may also perform vibration and sensory testing which allows him to determine if your problem stems from a nerve issue. He also performs vascular testing to evaluate the blood flow that is entering and leaving your penis. This allows him to inform you if the problem is a blood flow issue.
Dr. Gittens has extensive knowledge in all treatments of ED that range from oral medications to direct therapy into the penis, intraurethral therapy, and vacuum devices. He also may combine different therapies to obtain more effective results.
Dr. Gittens is a leading expert in treating erectile dysfunction. He is board certified and fellowship trained in sexual dysfunction and recognized by the American Academy of Surgeons. Dr. Gittens has performed hundreds of penile prosthesis or penis pump surgery with exceptional results.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Gittens today, and begin to take back your sex life.
Treatment Options for Erectile dysfunction (ED)
At Philadelphia Center for Sexual Medicine we have a multi-dimensional approach to your ED. We will identify risk factors that may be the cause of your erectile difficulties. Depending on your individual problem, we will recommend a treatment plan that may contain lifestyle modifications, medication alterations, erectile function medications and possible hormonal manipulation.
Regen E.D. (Stem Cells, RegenWAVE, PShot)
By using the state of the art treatments using regenerative therapy for the penis can lead to natural erections again. Many men after treatments such as the PShot (platelet rich plasma), RegenWAVE therapy and/or stem cells, can regain their erections without the help of cialis, viagra or other aids. Learn more about Regen E.D.
Oral Therapy for Erectile dysfunction (ED)
There are four oral medications that are FDA approved for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. These classes of medications are called phosphodiesterase inhibitors (PDE5) and include sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis), and vardenafil (Levitra). PDE5’s may take from 30 minutes to two hours to begin working and sexual stimulation is needed.
Intraurethral Medication for ED
Another alternative for erectile dysfunction are medicated urethral suppositories, also known as MUSE. This is administered directly into the penile urethra through a specialized applicator system and is then absorbed directly into the penis. After using MUSE, erection can occur within ten minutes.
Vacuum Erection Device for ED
The vacuum erection device works by placing a cylinder over the penis and applying negative (vacuum) pressure. After the penis becomes engorged with blood, an erection is formed. A band is then placed at the base of the penis and the cylinder is removed to have intercourse.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
PRP stimulates a man’s own growth factors in his blood to recruit his body’s stem cells to the penis causing regeneration of tissue and blood vessels. Learn more about PRP.
Penile injections are an effective solution for treating erectile dysfunction. By using a combination of medications directly placed into the penis, a sustainable erection can be achieved. The medications Dr. Gittens uses are tailored to the individual patient’s erectile needs.
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