Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Treatment with Shock Wave Therapy for ED at New York Urology Specialists

by Alex Shteynshlyuger MD

When it comes to the treatment of erectile dysfunction – New York Urology Specialists are a step ahead.  Better Science Means Better Care.   

If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation please contact us or call/text: 1-646-663-5211.

What is Low-Intensity Shockwave Therapy for ED?

Low-Intensity Shockwave Therapy (Li-ESWT or LIST) is the latest innovation in the treatment of erectile dysfunction that has been shown to work in the highest quality scientific studies.

Shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction induces growth of small blood vessels (microcapillaries) which improves blood flow to the penis and results in improved erections and improved erection hardness.

Click to schedule an appointment with a board-certified urologist, a top specialist in NYC for treatment of ED with shockwave therapy. 

ED is Treatable in Nearly Every Man with Shockwave Therapy for ED 


Does Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction Work for Everyone?

Shockwave therapy for ED works for many men who have inadequate erections due to poor flow of blood to the penis.  Men with vascular risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, low testosterone, kidney failure on dialysis, aging, high cholesterol and history of prostate surgery are good candidates for treatment with shockwave therapy. 

Overall, shockwave therapy works for 50-70% of men with erectile dysfunction.  It also works in men with diabetes and ED.  When shockwave therapy for ED does not work, other treatment options are available.

It is important to address other causes of erectile dysfunction prior to initiation of shockwave therapy such as correcting testosterone deficiency, thyroid problems and getting medical problems such as high blood pressure and diabetes under control.  Weight loss is also helpful for men who are overweight.

A penile doppler ultrasound performed in our office can help us predict whether shockwave therapy for ED is likely to work.

At New York Urology Specialists We Define the Success of Shockwave Therapy in 3 Ways:

  1. Men who are able to get good erections without medications such as tadalafil (Cialis) or Viagra (sildenafil) after treatment with shockwave therapy, or require a smaller dose of medications.
  2. Men who are able to get better (harder) erections and can last long after shockwave therapy in combination with medications such as Cialis daily or sildenafil (Viagra).
  3. Men for whom medications such as Viagra or Cialis, or injectable Trimix or prostaglandin did not work before treatment with shockwave but work after treatment with shockwave therapy

Learn about the effectiveness of shockwave in the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

What do You Need to Know About Shockwave Therapy for ED?

Not all shockwave therapy is the same. There are 2 different technologies used for delivering low-intensity shockwave therapy for ED: (1) focused shockwave and (2) radial shockwave.  Focused shockwave is a more expensive way to generate and deliver shockwave energy.  Shockwave generators (devices) that use focused shockwaves such as Duolith SD1 that is capable of delivering 0.09 mJ/mm2 are the only ones that have shown to work in randomized controlled studies.  At New York Urology Specialists, we use the most effective DUOLITH SD1 shockwave generator to deliver superior results to our patients.

Radial shockwave therapy is very popular and less expensive but no randomized controlled studies to date have been performed to show that it is an effective way to treat ED.

Learn about the science that underlies the use of shockwave therapy for the treatment of ED.  

Advantages of Shockwave Therapy for ED with Storz Duolith SD1:

  • Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction without medications or need for surgery
  • Short pain-free treatment
  • No long-term side-effects
  • No need for general anesthesia.

Choosing Provider of Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction:

  1. Is the service provided by a board-certified urologist who is a specialist in the treatment of ED?  Yes – at New York Urology Specialists.
  2. Is the Urologist a Member of Sexual Medicine Society of North America? Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a member.
  3. Does the Urologist use a device that has been shown to be effective in treating erectile dysfunction in MULTIPLE, Randomized Controlled Studies comparing it to Placebo? Yes – at New York Urology Specialists.
  4. Has the device been FDA approved for use on humans in the United States?  Yes – at New York Urology Specialists.
  5. Has the Device been used to treat thousands of men worldwide with successful outcomes and without unknown side effects?  Yes – at New York Urology Specialists.

How Long Do the Benefits of Shockwave Therapy for ED Last?

The effectiveness of shockwave therapy for the treatment of erectile dysfunction depends on a number of factors including the device used, the protocol used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, and a number of shockwaves administered as well as the frequency of treatment.  At New York Urology Specialists we use the most advanced scientifically proven protocol for treating men with erectile dysfunction using shock wave therapy.

Studies show that the beneficial effect of the initial course of shockwave therapy can last for longer than 2 years in more than 50% of men who initially benefited from shockwave therapy (men received 12 treatments over 3 months). 

The benefit of shockwave therapy depends on the underlying severity of erectile dysfunction and the presence of risk factors.  Patients with diabetes, severe hypertension, renal insufficiently require more frequent retreatment as do men with more severe ED.

What is Gainswave therapy for ED?

Gainswave is a trademarked term for a shockwave treatment approach used by Gainswave providers.  Most providers of Gainswave appear to use radial shockwave therapy for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.  Radial shockwave therapy has a limited number of publications, and no randomized controlled studies to demonstrate effectiveness in the treatment of ED.  At New York Urology Specialists, we use focused shockwave therapy that has been shown to work in randomized controlled studies.  

New York Urology Specialists is one of the most experienced providers of shockwave therapy for the treatment of ED in men in New York City.

What are the Risks of Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction?

Shockwave therapy for ED uses low-intensity acoustic wave energy that transmits energy to the tissues of the penis.  Some men may experience temporary mild discomfort or may develop bruising which typically disappears within 1-2 weeks.  No long-term risks have been reported from low-intensity shockwave therapy for ED as utilized in clinical protocols.  Because the delivery device is very focused, shockwaves are not delivered outside the intended area when administered by a properly trained specialist.

What You Need to Know About Shockwave therapy for ED in the US

Currently, shockwave therapy is recommended and approved for the treatment of ED in some countries around the world. Strong scientific evidence supports the use of low-intensity shockwave therapy for the treatment of EDFDA has not approved shockwave therapy for the treatment of ED.  As a result, shockwave is administered off-label for the treatment of ED

It is important to know that the shockwave generator we use at New York Urology Specialists is FDA approved for the treatment of other conditions but not for ED at this time.  Many other providers of shockwave use less expensive non-FDA approved shockwave generators with uncertain safety. Because shockwave therapy for ED is not FDA approved, insurance coverage for ED treatment with shockwave is limited.  Medicare does not cover shockwave therapy for ED.

We offer affordable options to help patients to take advantage of shockwave therapy treatment for ED.

How Soon Can I Expect to See the Benefit of Shockwave Therapy for ED?

When using New York Urology Specialists protocol for ED, most men who are considered good candidates for shockwave therapy start to experience beneficial effects from treatment with shockwave after 4-6 sessions; some men require as many as 8-10 sessions before they notice benefits from shockwave therapy.

Scheduling Appointments for Shockwave Treatment of ED in Men

If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation, please contact us or call/text: 1-646-663-5211.

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Peronis Disease
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3P Removal
by on Jul 24, 2019

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Staff were all very welcoming. Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger was very knowledgeable and attentive during my time spent with him.

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by on Sep 15, 2018

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Surgical Procedure
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My wife was elated
by on Jan 15, 2018

Well I put it to use last night and man, good job. My wife was elated. u made it much better somehow, so thank u for fixing my penis

by on Dec 05, 2017

"Cannot express how thankful I am I found Dr. Shtetnshlyuger. After undergoing surgery to correct a penile torsion I couldn't be happier with the results. A great doctor who is clearly good at what he does. With something as important as your private area, It's nice to be able to rest easy and know you are in good hands.." via 12/5/2017

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I am writing to thank dr. Alex. He is thorough, professional, knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. I have seen him for ED and prostate issues, and he has explained all my options clearly, and found solutions that have been a great help. thank you! I highly recommend both Dr. Alex and his staff, which I find to be helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and very professional. They are a pleasure to deal with and all have been a great help.

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Thank you for excellent care
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We love you!
by on Feb 16, 2012

Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger and Staff – Thank you so much for taking care of my husband Bob. Dr. Alex: I thank God everyday for you. You were an answer to prayer.


ED is Treatable in Nearly Every Man

Excellence-Urology_Care-banner2At New York Urology Specialists, our urologists are specially trained in the evaluation and treatment of erectile dysfunction.  We understand the challenges that ED creates for our patients, their relationships and their self-esteem.  We help you find a treatment for erectile dysfunction that fits your needs, your lifestyle and your preferences.

Urologists are doctors specializing in the treatment of men with erectile dysfunction. By the virtue of our experience and skill, we are able to offer an effective treatment option for nearly every man who desires an effective treatment for ED.  We offer medical and surgical treatment for erectile dysfunction.

We Treat Some of the Most Complex ED Problems Including:

Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Shteynshlyuger:

Call/text today: 1-646-663-5211 or make an appointment online

Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship-trained board-certified urologist with expertise in evaluation and treatment of sexual and erection problems in men using modern effective and proven treatment methods.  We offer inflatable penile implant, shockwave therapy for ED and treatment for Peyronie’s disease.

He is highly recommended by top primary care physicians in the New York area. If you or someone you know has been experiencing urological symptoms, make an appointment to take advantage of Dr. Shteynshlyuger’s expert advice. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation please contact us or call/text: 1-646-663-5211.