Erectile Dysfunction (ED), or impotence, is a surprisingly common condition experienced by nearly 40 American million men. And contrary to popular belief, medical causes are found in 80 to 90% of the cases. Despite these statistics, the average urologist does not routinely complete a comprehensive evaluation or treatment of ED due to a lack of training and/or comfort with the topic of human sexuality. Uniquely, as an ED Specialist, I am very comfortable and well trained in the subject matter. This allows me to establish a strong relationship with my patients and to address the specific details of their condition.
In the years following the advent of medications like Viagra, millions of men have tried these medications in an attempt to improve their erectile function and regain intimacy in their lives. Unfortunately, these meds have failed in 30-40% of the patients. Under these circumstances, patients require a detailed history-physical and a panel of blood tests that may reveal reversible causes of ED. Additionally, patients can benefit from the Color Doppler Ultrasound (PCDU), a specialized test that I perform to evaluate the penile arteries and veins..