ShockWave Therapy for ED in Plano & McKinney, TX
It is generally accepted that lack of blood flow related to blood vessel (endothelial) disease and nerve dysfunction are the causative factors leading to erectile dysfunction. Low intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy (LIESWT) has been shown to significantly improve penile hemodynamics and induce structural changes that regenerate penile tissue. These shock waves induce the release of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) which is an important mediator in the new growth of blood vessels (angiogenesis) which improves blood flow in the penis. There is also good evidence that these shock waves improve nerve regeneration in the penis which is another very important factor in erectile dysfunction.
In addition, there have been studies regarding the use of LIESWT for the treatment of ED. These studies reveal how the shock waves break down plaque in the blood vessels to increase blood flow as well as break down plaque in the penis. These studies present very encouraging results utilizing this treatment modality. However, the ShockWave study for Erectile Dysfunction in Urology 149, 2021 Adeldaeim, et al. noted that “Age, diabetes, hypertension, smoking, obesity, hyperlipidemia, and degree of erectile dysfunction were all factors affecting success” and found “success in [only] 39.5% of patients treated”. Other studies have found shockwave treatments completely ineffective for any patient with diabetes or post-radical prostatectomy. So patient selection is very important to success rates.
Most importantly, the device used is the most important reason for patient success rates. Non-Focal devices such as the Radial Pressure Units, by far the most common, do not penetrate the tissues deep enough to create tissue healing or significant symptom improvement. These units are typically less expensive to the provider and do not require medical supervision when used. Clinics charge up to $500 per treatment and recommend 6-12 treatments. So that is $3,000 – $6,000 for an ineffective treatment. Focal devices such as Electromagnetic and Piezoelectric Units provide improved symptom relief over the Radial Units. Electromagnetic Units have been the most studied and have shown to provide the best improvement in Erectile Dysfunction.
It is important to ask your provider what type of device they are using! Dr. Wierschem sees patients daily that have failed shockwave treatments at these local facilities using radial devices. They are frustrated and looking for a “real” treatment from a “real” expert. These clinics do not tell their patients that they are not good candidates and will likely have poor if any results.
We educate our patients and discuss who is a good candidate and who is not. If they are not an appropriate candidate, we do not treat them. We discuss their options and move forward with the next best treatment option for that individual. Dr. Wierschem offers EVERY treatment for Erectile Dysfunction as you can see on this website. You and Dr. Wierschem will come up with a good plan that will be successful for you! Many of the options we provide are very affordable or are covered by insurance. This is a unique service that no one else offers.
Dr. Wierschem meets regularly with his internationally acclaimed colleagues to ensure that he is providing the highest quality available. He is an active member of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America and the International Society for Sexual Medicine. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. It is for these reasons that he believes you should put your trust in him and his highly trained staff. Do you really want someone else handling one of your most precious assets? Doctors not only refer to him for all Men’s Health issues but are also treated by Dr. Wierschem themselves.
How can anyone know the difference in quality?
“The good ones usually do not advertise their services”
Dr. Ernst R. von Schwarz, MD, PhD
World-renowned physician, educator, researcher and author
***Dr. Wierschem consults and treats every patient himself in a private room with no other assistants in the room. You will NEVER be treated by an Aesthetician, a Nurse, a Medical Assistant, a Physician’s Assistant or a Nurse Practitioner.***
How Does ShockWave Therapy Work?
Low Intensity ShockWave Therapy can provide improved blood supply, nerve regeneration, and plaque breakdown for patients without causing significant tissue damage and potential long-term problems. There have been no reports of adverse events.
The Shock Wave system utilized by Dr. Wierschem is a Low Intensity ShockWave Therapy that is highly effective for his patients suffering from Erectile Dysfunction. The procedure is a 20 minute, painless treatment that requires no medication or downtime.
Advantages of ShockWave Therapy
- enhances erections
- improves sexual performance
- increases sensation in the penis
- better orgasms
- no need for drugs or surgery
- simple, in-office procedure
- no downtime
- little to no side effects
ShockWave Therapy is commonly utilized along with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) or the Priapus Shot® or P-Shot® to improve results in Erectile Dysfunction. Penile Girth Enhancement offered by Dr. Wierschem can also be utilized to enhance the sexual experience even more! No other doctor or facility can offer all of these treatment options in one location.
It is important to remember that not all providers of Shock Wave Therapy or PRP/P-Shot® are expertly trained in the pathophysiology of the male genitalia. Many times, the provider that consults with you and treats you is not even a doctor. Dr. Wierschem is a board-certified urologist who has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating all aspects of Men’s Health issues, most specifically the male genitalia.
Again, Dr. Wierschem consults and treats every patient himself in a private room with no other assistants in the room. You will NEVER be treated by a nurse, medical assistant, Physician’s Assistant or Nurse Practitioner – guaranteed!
Schedule an ED Consultation
If you’re struggling with erectile dysfunction in the Dallas area, urologist Michael Wierschem, M.D. may be able to help with ShockWave therapy. Dr. Wierschem is a member of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, the International Society for Sexual Medicine, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and specializes in ED treatment. Don’t hesitate to contact our office and schedule an appointment in McKinney or Plano. Give us a call at (972) 596-6733 or request an appointment online.
- Low-intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment Improves Erectile Function: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. European Association of Urology 5/31/2016. Zhihua vLu a,b, vGuiting Lin a, Amanda Reed-Maldonado a, Chunxi Wangb, Yung-Chin Lee c, Tom F. Lue a,*
- Tadalafil once daily and extracorporeal shock wave therapy in the management of patients with Peyronie’s disease and erectile dysfunction: results from a prospective randomized trial International Journal of Urology 9/18/2011 A. Palmieri, C. Imbimbo, M. Creta, P. Verze, F. Fusco and V. Mirone Department of Urology, University Federico II of Naples, Naples, Italy
- Shockwave treatment of erectile dysfunction Therapeutic Advances in Urology 2013. Ilan Gruenwald, Boaz Appel, Noam D. Kitrey and Yoram Vardi