Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common problem in men that can be due to underlying physical issues such as vascular disease, diabetes, certain prescription medications, peyronie's disease, neurologic conditions, pelvic trauma, surgery, radiation therapy, and hormone imbalances. Psychological conditions are also known to cause Erectile dysfunction. Physical factors are present in more than 80 % of patients. Dr. Freedman offers many options for treating ED.
ED can be a total inability to achieve an erection or it can be a tendency to achieve erections that are not sustained. It is seen more often in men who have diabetes, hypertension, a history of smoking, or in men who have had prostate surgery.
An inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) is the most effective long-term option for treating ED. It is a minimally invasive surgery that is usually performed on an outpatient basis. Patient satisfaction rates are 97% in studies that have been published. Mechanical reliability is high (97% after 5 years), and the device is not visibly noticeable. Dr. Freedman has over 25 years of experience implanting IPP's to correct ED.
While the IPP is the most effective treatment, Dr. Freedman also uses other methods to treat ED including:
- Oral therapy
- Vacuum constrictor devices
Men who are experiencing ED are urged to meet with Dr. Freedman to discuss the various treatment options that are available.
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