Center for Urology
Abraham Woods, MD
Board Certified Urologist located in Altamonte Springs, FL
When it comes to treatment for erectile dysfunction, medication isn’t your only option. At Center for Urology, board-certified urologist Abraham Lincoln Woods III, MD, provides shockwave therapy to help men restore and enhance sexual intimacy. This non-invasive treatment restores blood flow to improve sexual health and erectile dysfunction. To speak with Dr. Woods about shockwave therapy, call the office in Altamonte Springs, Florida, or schedule an appointment online today.
Shockwave Q & A
What is shockwave therapy?
Shockwave therapy is a type of low-intensity treatment for erectile dysfunction—a type of sexual dysfunction characterized by the inability to have or maintain an erection long enough for intercourse.
At Center for Urology, Dr. Woods uses an innovative device that delivers pulsating sound waves and vibrations to the penis. The device stimulates the tissue, opens up existing blood vessels, and triggers the growth of new blood vessels.
Am I a candidate for shockwave therapy?
When you visit Center for Urology for a shockwave therapy consultation, Dr. Woods conducts a comprehensive physical exam to determine if it’s the right choice for you.
Dr. Woods may consider you a candidate for shockwave therapy if you have erectile dysfunction or if you have a condition like Peyronie’s disease (fibrous scar tissue that causes a curvature in the penis and painful erections). Shockwave therapy breaks up the scar tissue to alleviate symptoms.
Other conditions might include:
- A lack of sexual desire
- Premature ejaculation
- Delayed or infrequent orgasms
Depending on your condition, Dr. Woods can recommend a shockwave therapy plan to suit your needs and goals.
What happens during shockwave therapy?
Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive, painless, in-office procedure. Before starting your
treatment, Dr. Woods applies a numbing lotion to your penis to minimize discomfort.
You then lie on an exam table, and Dr. Woods uses the shockwave therapy tool to stimulate the tissue in the target area. You may feel a mild vibrating sensation during your session but no discomfort.
The procedure only takes a few minutes, and there’s no need for downtime afterward.
How many shockwave therapy sessions do I need?
Dr. Woods may recommend two shockwave therapy sessions a week at first. However, the specifics of your treatment plan may vary based on your needs and schedule.
Once you complete your sessions, results may last up to two years*. However, Dr. Woods recommends you continue with regular treatments to maintain enhanced sexual functioning and health.
During your appointment, you and Dr. Woods discuss the right treatment plan based on your condition, personal health, and medical history. To learn more about shockwave therapy, call or book an appointment online today.