Shockwave Therapy for Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction in NYC

by Alex Shteynshlyuger MD


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

We have excellent reviews from patients and their partners.  Information for out-of-state and international patients.  Find out our office hours or directions to our office

We offer affordable appointment prices with or without insurance.  Low-cost Viagra (sildenafil) and Cialis (tadalafil) are available to our patients.

New York Urology Specialists is one of the first urology practices to offer low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy for ED (ESWT) in the US. 


Shockwave Therapy for ED is the Latest Innovation in Treatment of Impotence in Men

Shockwave for Erectile DysfunctionShockwave therapy for the treatment of erectile dysfunction is a relatively new application of shockwave therapy.

Studies have found that shockwave therapy can induce improvement in vascular function of the blood vessels that supply blood to the penis.

Shockwave therapy has a good record of treating many medical conditions including kidney stones and tendinitis,  with a good safety record.

Because erectile dysfunction is most commonly caused by vascular disease or abnormal function of the arteries and arterioles that bring blood to the penis, penile shockwave therapy can be an effective treatment option for men with vascular erectile dysfunction.  In particular men with high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity often have vascular ED and can benefit.

What is the Safety Record of Shockwave Therapy for  Treating Men Who Have Problems with Erections?

Shockwave treatment of erectile dysfunction has a very good safety record.  It has been used worldwide for a few years now and thousands of men have been treated successfully for erectile dysfunction with low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy.  All treatments are associated with some risks.  Relative to other treatment options, it appears that shockwave for ED is relatively safe with no long-term side effects.  

How Does Shockwave Therapy for ED Work?

Shock wave therapy induces changes in the blood vessels to make them more responsive to sexual stimulation and also stimulates angiogenesis, the formation of tiny microscopic new blood vessels in the penis. Shockwave helps blood vessels to have a more normal response to hormones and nerve stimulation.  The effect of the shockwave is partially similar to the effect that medications such as Viagra and Cialis create in the penis.

This leads to improved blood flow to the penis. The result is that men are able to obtain erections more normally.  Some men are able to get better erections without medications, other men are able to get better erections with the same or lower dose of medications.

How Do I Get Started with Shockwave therapy for ED?  Where to Get Treatment for ED in NYC?

At New York Urology Specialists, we offer specialized treatment for ED for men. Same-day appointments are available.  New York Urology Specialists has the most effective shockwave therapy program, proven to work in randomized controlled studies.   

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

We treat sexual and erection problems and offer comprehensive STD testing for infections.  We treat penile problems in men, including phimosis, balanitis, penile irritation, and penile redness. We perform a no-scalpel vasectomy, vasectomy reversal, cosmetic circumcision, circumcision revision, penile frenuloplasty. We offer confidential appointments.

Our prices are ED treatment prices are affordable with or without insuranceLow-cost Viagra (sildenafil) and Cialis (tadalafil) are available to our patients.  We offer free insurance verification.

Schedule an appointment with our board-certified urologists to see if shockwave therapy for ED is a good option for you.  Tschedule a consultation, please contact us or call/text: 1-646-663-5211.

What is the Treatment Schedule for Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction?  Do I Have to be Treated Continuously?

With shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction, there is no need for lifelong treatment.  Often 1 course of treatment spaced over a 3 month period will lead to long-term improvement in erectile function, in some patients for up to 2 years. However, studies show that continuous treatment helps to maintain the benefit of treatment.

Periodic maintenance retreatment as part of maintenance therapy is beneficial. New York Urology Specialists evidence-based protocol for shockwave therapy for ED is associated with superior success rates.  

The number of treatments (induction therapy) and maintenance therapy is individualized to each patient based on the severity of underlying erectile dysfunction as well as vascular risk factors.

Our protocol for low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy for ED (ESWT) has proven to have over 80% effectiveness for patients who are good candidates for shockwave therapy.

How Effective is Shockwave Therapy for Treatment of Impotence?

For many men, shockwave treatment for impotence is as effective as medical treatment with medications such as Viagra (sildenafil), Cialis, Levitra (vardenafil), and Stendra.  Many men treated with shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction find that they no longer need medications (Viagra, Cialis, Stendra, Levitra, etc) to obtain and maintain an adequate erection.  Other men find that they can get a better erection with medications after treatment with shockwave therapy then they could get with medications alone.

It is important to understand that not every man is a candidate for shockwave therapy and not every man will benefit from it.

How Does Penile Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction Compare to Medications such as Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, Stendra?

For many men, shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction can be as effective or more effective than medications typically used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Unlike medications, with shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction there is no need to time sexual activity to medication use and sex can be more natural and spontaneous.

It is important to know that shockwave therapy works only for men who have an underlying vascular disease.  For men who have erection problems as a result of nervous system dysfunction (anxiety, depression, multiple sclerosis), shockwave therapy will not work.

What are the Common Side Effects of Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction?

Most men report no side effects with low-energy shockwave therapy for ED.  Occasional side effects of shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction include mild discomfort (tingling sensation) in the penis that may occur during treatment, usually during the first session.  

For men who are not candidates for shockwave treatment or if shockwave therapy does not provide adequate improvement, other treatments for ED are available.

Does Shockwave Therapy Work for Everyone?

While shockwave therapy for ED can help many men get better erections, it is not for everyone.  A thorough evaluation is necessary to determine the causes of ED and to decide on treatment options which may include shockwave therapy for ED.

Shockwave therapy for ED is likely to work for men with high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, and heart disease.  It is less likely to be appropriate for younger healthy men unless they have vascular risk factors such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes or obesity. 

Men with veno-occlusive insufficiency or venous leak do not benefit from shockwave therapy unless the problem is mild and can be compensated with improved arterial blood inflow.  At New York Urology Specialists, we perform testing on all men who are interested in shockwave therapy for ED to make sure that their ED is not caused by a venous leak.  This avoids unnecessary costs of doing shockwave therapy and time commitment for men for whom shockwave is very unlikely to work.

Shockwave therapy for ED works best for men who have mild to moderate ED, which usually means that oral medications such as sildenafil (Viagra), Cialis, Levitra, and Stendra work well or at least help somewhat.   For these men, as many as 80% can stop taking oral medications, may get better erection quality with medications, or may require a lower dose of medications.

Our experience demonstrates that even with men with moderate-to-severe ED, shockwave therapy can be effective for many men.  As many as 60-70% of men are able to get spontaneous erections with better erection quality, usually in combination with medications such as sildenafil, and tadalafil.

Treatments with shockwave therapy such as Storz, Renova, and Medispec are less likely to work if erectile dysfunction is severe and oral medications do not work at all.  For men for whom oral medications such as Viagra do not work, the success rate of treatments such as Storz, Renova and Medispec shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction is 30-50%.  We first attempt to optimize the patient’s condition prior to initiating shockwave therapy in a situation where the problem is severe and the shockwave is unlikely to work.  In addition, we offer other very effective treatment options for ED such as penile injections with Trimix and penile implant.

Read Real Stories of Men who Underwent Treatment for ED at New York Urology Specialists.

We offer ED treatment to patients within driving distance to our offices as well as from other states and countries.  Our patients come from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut, and over 30 countries worldwide.

What do Penile Problems Look Like?

You can find pictures of penile problems including before and after treatment images in our image gallery.

What You Need to Know:

Why Choose New York Urology Specialists for Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction?

  • All treatment is performed by a board-certified urologist experienced in treating men with symptoms of ED, premature ejaculation, and other sexual problems using medical therapy, minimally invasive therapies, lasers, and surgery.
  • We are one of the few practices in the region to offer a full range of options for the treatment of sexual, and erection problems in men.
  • We offer diagnostic testing in our office which avoids hospital costs.
  • Extensive Experience: Thousands of men have treated successfully using medical therapy, shockwave therapy for ED, penile injections with Trimix, and penile implant surgery.
  • Confidential and Understanding Care. We understand that most of our patients desire privacy.  We see patients with a variety of urological problems. Your reason for visiting us is entirely confidential.
  • We are one of the few practices in the region to offer a full range of options for the treatment of sexual and erection problems in men.
  • We are conveniently located within 30-60 minute commute to men who are seeking ED treatment in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Long Island, Bronx, and New Jersey.

Scheduling Appointments for ED Treatment with Shockwave Therapy at New York Urology Specialists


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

We have excellent reviews from patients and their partners.  Information for out-of-state and international patients.  Find out our office hours or directions to our office

We offer affordable prices with or without insurance.  Low-cost Viagra (sildenafil) and Cialis (tadalafil) are available to our patients.

We offer weekday, weekend, and evening office hours.

Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a board-certified urologist, who specializes in all aspects of care for sexual problems in men including ED, premature ejaculation, and other sexual concerns.  He has successfully treated hundreds of men with sexual problems including ED and poor libido.


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Peronis Disease
by on Aug 04, 2019

Dr Alex was both knowledgeable and concise with his diagnosis and advice which was well received. Dr was her knowledgeable in the subject and provided good advice.

3P Removal
by on Jul 24, 2019

Went to get my penile papule remove. Got done same day, it was fast, great staff, and most importantly, pleased with the result.

Recommendation
by on Jul 18, 2019

Therefore I would like to recommend you to anyone who need your services.

Urology Visit
by on Jul 18, 2019

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

Outstanding
by on Jul 09, 2019

Went in for a procedure with Dr. Alex and he was very calm and thorough about the the operation and the recovery. From the front desk to his assistants, everyone was very courteous, professional and polite. I highly recommend NY Urologist Specialist. They are outstanding!!!

Friendly , courteous, effiecient and professional
by on Sep 15, 2018

Wyts Wyts recommends New York Urology Specialists via Facebook. September 15, 2018 · Friendly , courteous, effiecient and professional staff members. This office i highly recommend for any and all Urology matters. Dr Alex Shteynshlyuger is very professional and knowledgable easy to communicate with. Thanks Dr Alex

Satisfied Patient
by on Sep 15, 2018

I am very please and satisfied with everything that has been offorded to me by New York Urology Specialist Office.....Dr Alex

Surgical Procedure
by on Sep 01, 2018

Dr Alex and his staff are through professionals in every sense of the word. From initial diagnosis to a period of evaluating and ruling out options, we decided upon a surgical solution, which appears for the most part to have corrected the issue. Thanks to Ana, and the staff, especially Dr. Alex for treating me so well. Best regards, Lee

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by on Aug 16, 2018

Outstanding service

A very good doctor
by on Aug 15, 2018

Dr. Alex Shteynshlyugerand is careful, patient, experienced. Uses innovative approaches, that actually yield results. He is indeed a good doctor, in every sense

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by on Apr 11, 2018

I am very satisfied with the treatment I received at new york urology specialist and would recommend them to other patients.they are the very best.

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

Thankful
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 HealthGrades.com 12/5/2017

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by on Nov 19, 2017

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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by on Sep 14, 2017

I am very much thankful for meeting Dr Alex .I had a very serious medical problem I visited many doctors but none could not help me it was very difficult for me until I visited Dr Alex after a couple visits my medical problem is no more I feel very great also I felt almost 20 years younger Dr Alex is second to none fantastic doctor. Thanks again Dr Alex from my family.

Excellent doctor
by on Jul 03, 2014

I am feeling better now after visiting clinic New York urology specialists. Excellent staff and appointment on time.

Thank you for excellent care
by on Jan 07, 2013

Dear Dr. Alex: We want to thank you for the excellent care you provided for George during his emergency operation and the follow up treatment. Your quiet, confident manner was reassuring to us during a very scary time for us. We will never forget you. George Sally R. Date: 2013

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, 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 the 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.

We have excellent reviews from patients and their partners.  Information for out-of-state and international patients.  Find out our office hours or directions to our office

We offer affordable appointment prices with or without insurance.  Low-cost Viagra (sildenafil) and Cialis (tadalafil) are available to our patients.

We offer weekday, weekend, and evening office hours.

 

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