Medicare Coverage For Shockwave Therapy For Erectile Dysfunction.

by Alex Shteynshlyuger MD


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Medicare and Medicare Advantage Do Not Cover Shockwave

Medicare does not cover treatment for erectile dysfunction with shockwave therapy.  It is unlikely that Medicare will start covering shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction in the next 5 years as it has not been covering shockwave therapy for other uses. 

Does Medicare Cover Gainswave Therapy for ED?

Gainswave is a trademark used for marketing shockwave therapy for ED.  Shockwave therapy offered by Gainswave providers is not covered by Medicare or any other government health plan. 

Medicare does cover the cost of the initial visit and full evaluation for ED including penile ultrasound, blood tests, and treatment with a penile implant.  New York Urology Specialists is a Medicare provider and accepts Medicare for medically-necessary evaluation of erectile dysfunction. Some, but not all Gainswave providers may accept Medicare for evaluation of erectile dysfunction as not all Gainswave providers are eligible for Medicare participation

At New York Urology Specialists we offer cost-effective treatment with shockwave therapy to men with Medicare coverage.  We offer discounted financing and payment plan options to make shockwave therapy for ED affordable for all men covered by Medicare.

Medicare Advantage plans do not cover shockwave therapy for ED.  Traditional Medicare does not offer coverage for shockwave therapy for ED. 

Aetna Medicare does not cover shockwave therapy for ED.

Cigna Medicare does not cover shockwave therapy for ED

United Healthcare Medicare plans do not cover shockwave therapy for ED. 

AARP Medicare by United Healthcare does not cover shockwave therapy for ED.

If you have an AETNA, CIGNA, UnitedHealthcare, or BlueCross secondary Medicare coverage, it will cover medically-necessary evaluation for ED including visits and diagnostic studies at New York Urology Specialists but not the cost of shockwave therapy.

How Do We Know if Shockwave Therapy will Work for You?

Experienced urologists at New York Urology Specialists will perform a thorough evaluation to determine if shockwave is a reasonable option for you.  If we determine that shockwave therapy is unlikely to work for you, we will offer an alternative treatment option that is likely to work better for you.  Our goal is to get you the most effective treatment option and to avoid you spending money on treatments that may not work.

How Affordable is Shockwave Therapy for ED?

At New York Urology Specialists, we offer low-cost annual plans for shockwave therapy for ED.  We also offer financing options to help make shockwave therapy affordable for patients on Medicare.  Our pricing is at least 50% less expensive with a higher success rate than offered by Gainswave treatment centers. In addition, the treatment is offered a board-certified urologist; on the other hand, Gainswave-branded version of shockwave therapy is often offered by providers who have limited experience in the treatment of erectile dysfunction with a full arsenal of treatment options.

Scheduling Appointments for Shockwave Treatment of ED in Men


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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.

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