What is Focused Shockwave Therapy?
Approved in Europe and Canada to improve men’s sexual performance and satisfaction, focused shockwave therapy is now available in the United States. The same technology used to break up kidney stones in the body is used at much lower energy levels directly where it’s needed to improve erectile function and penile sensitivity. The shockwave machine we use at The Prime Clinic generates energy in the form of pressure waves, although they are often referred to as sound waves, acoustic waves, or sonic waves. When researching this treatment, be sure to seek out “focused” shockwave therapy as opposed to “radial” therapy. Learn the difference between these two types and why The Prime Clinic only offers Focused Shockwave Therapy.
What is Shockwave Therapy Like?
A course of focused shockwave therapy consists of six, 15-minute sessions in my office given twice a week for three weeks. The treatments are non-invasive and painless. An ultrasound gel is applied to the penis and a handpiece is used to deliver shockwave energy along both sides of the penile shaft and to the perineum (the “taint” for those of you who aren’t doctors).
What are the Risks and Side Effects of Shockwave Therapy?
One of the best things about shockwave therapy, besides its beneficial effects, is the fact that there are no side effects or risks involved. There is no soreness or bruising after the treatment and normal activities can be resumed immediately. Results from therapy are generally first noticed after several treatments and are reported to last up to a year. Repeat treatments can be used if needed to further prolong the effects.
What is the Cost of Shockwave Therapy?
While health insurance does not yet cover this treatment, the cost for a course of shockwave therapy at The Prime Clinic is highly competitive with other clinics in Austin and financing options are available. If you have questions about focused shockwave therapy and whether it is the right ED treatment for you, schedule a free consultation below.
Basil Z. Kaaki, MPAS, PA-C, from the Baylor College of Medicine made this presentation available to The Prime Clinic! You’ll find more information about shockwave therapy below, and if you have any questions, please let me know!
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*Please note that most of our services are not covered by health insurance and we do not file insurance claims for our patients. We are happy to provide the proper diagnostic codes if you wish to file a claim. Payment is expected at the time of service.