Focused Shockwave Therapy (LI-ESWT)
Universal Men’s Clinic now provides this successful, drug-free, non-invasive, and painless ED treatment. This clinically proven treatment is considered the gold standard ED treatment with successful results for the past 15 years. Make an appointment today.
* Available in Honolulu and Portland
Focused Shockwave Treatment
Universal Men’s Clinic (UMC) is focused on men’s health and intimate wellness. UMC uses a special type of sound wave that is clinically proven to treat erectile dysfunction (ED)i. This sound wave therapy, also known as focused shockwave therapy or Low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy (LI-ESWT), has been studied worldwide in many successful clinical trials over the last fifteen years. It is currently approved in Europe and is rapidly becoming the gold standard for ED treatment.
The focused shockwave therapy treats ED by remodeling and strengthening existing blood vessels, removing plaque buildup that naturally happens as men age, and stimulates the growth of new blood vessels (called neovascularization) inside the penis. This effective treatment significantly improves blood flow and leads to longer lasting, and harder erections. Importantly, this therapy achieves these clinically proven and long-lasting results without drugs, needles, surgery, or painii. It also allows for spontaneous sexual activity and freedom from having to take a pill when the mood strikes.
Focused Shockwave Therapy:
Is This Treatment Right for Me?
You might have a few questions at this point.
Are you looking for a proven, non-invasive, pain-free, and non-surgical treatment for your ED?
Do you have a diminished response from your current medication regimen?
Are you intolerant of medications due to side effects?
Are you tired of taking pills either daily or on an as needed basis?
Do you have a medical contraindication to ED medication?
Do you have severe medical conditions that prevent you from taking ED medications?
Universal Men’s Clinic can help you perform your best with Focused Shockwave Therapy treatment.
What is the Difference Between
Shockwave Therapy Treatments?
There are two major types of shockwave therapy: Focused Shockwave Therapy and Radial Shockwave Therapy. The names of these treatments refer to the types of waves produced during therapy. They also differ in many capacities within the patient experience and potential benefits.
Focused Shockwave Therapy
Focused shockwave therapy or Low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy (LI-ESWT) enables a targeted, deeper treatment to specific areas of the body. They are single, focused pulses that can treat down to the cellular level. This focused concentration allows for many beneficial effects, including increased blood circulation, vasodilation, and the growth of new blood vessels (neovascularization)iii. These long-term results are proven by many clinical trials, and are achieved without surgery, drugs, or pain managementiv.
Radial Shockwave Therapy
Radial waves are used for surface applications, such as those for the skin since they do not penetrate deeply into the tissue. While radial waves can increase circulation temporarily, it is mainly due to the pain/inflammatory response they produce. Local anesthesia (sometimes requiring needles) is also widely used for pain management during the treatment procedure. In addition, any results seen with radial waves tend to be short-livedv. Radial shockwave treatments often require repeat series of treatments to maintain desired results. Your healthcare provider will advise you as to the best course of treatment to obtain your desired results.
Patient Benefits – Focused Shockwave Therapy vs. Radial Shockwave Therapy
|Patient Benefits||Focused Shockwave||Radial Shockwave|
|Clinically Proven Treatment||✔|
|Non-Pharmaceutical ED Option||✔||✔|
|No Major Side Effects||✔||✔|
|Helps Treat Peyronie’s||✔||✔|
|Focused Wave Technology||✔|
While there are many types of wave therapy providers claiming they can treat erectile dysfunction with shockwave therapy, make sure you are asking questions to determine if ED treatment is their specialty, and which type of wave therapy will be used during your procedure. Focused shockwave therapy has proven long-term results that most patients desire for the treatment of ED.
Our Focused Shockwave Therapy Treatment Process
Universal Men’s Clinic’s LI-ESWT treatment protocol for ED typically consists of a total of six or more 20-minute sessions over the average course of six weeks. The initial consultation is approximately 30 minutes. Length of treatment sessions vary by individual. Treatments are not painful and are done without drugs, needles, or anesthesia. After waiting 60-90 days for the blood vessels to remodel and new ones to grow, some men may require additional sessions to achieve maximum results.
As focused shockwave therapy is an out-patient procedure, most patients can resume normal activities immediately after treatment. While every patient is different, treatment results can usually be seen in about six weeks, some men may experience results sooner.
You will meet with one of our qualified medical providers. You and your provider will discuss your medical history, your experiences with ED, as well as any other health-related factors.
Unlike a typical doctor’s office, there is no waiting time at Universal Men’s Clinic, and the process is confidential.
Evaluation & Treatment Plan
Depending on what your provider finds during your initial consultation, they may recommend additional testing or blood work. Then, they will use the data they collected during your consultation along with any available test results to create a customized shockwave therapy treatment plan just for you.
Treatments & Monitoring
There is no downtime, pain or side effects involved in shockwave therapy treatments. Most patients will experience improvement during their shockwave treatment period. However, if not, don’t worry. We can offer a wide range of customized treatments, and your provider will work with you to find the treatment that is most effective for you.
What to Expect – Patient Experience
Schedule Your Appointment
Select an appointment time that works for you. This can be done easily online or over the phone by calling your local Universal Men’s Clinic office.
Tell Us What You Need
Answer a few questions about your symptoms and health with our medical provider during your in-office consultation, or in your secure, HIPAA protected, and private patient portal prior to your telemedicine consultation.
Meet Your Health Care Professional
When it is time for your consultation appointment, you will meet with our team in our clinic or via telemedicine based on your preference and choice when booking your visit.
Begin Your Focused Shockwave Therapy Treatment
If approved for focused shockwave therapy (LI-ESWT) treatment, we will schedule you for six 20-minute in-office sessions over an average of a six-week period. You can resume normal activities immediately after each treatment.
What Our Patients & Medical Providers Are Saying
Our patients and medical providers share their feedback on Focused Shockwave Therapy for ED
Gary A.: Patient – Portland, OR
“After my first session, I had my first nocturnal erection in years and my medications worked better!”
Norman O.: Patient – Portland, OR
“I have noticed improvements in firmness after each session. You guys brought it back to life, it was dead before.”
Charles H.: Patient – Portland, OR
“You know I got to tell you, I was very nervous at first, but the professionalism of your team made me comfortable proceeding forward.”
Dr. Michael Krychman M.D.: Newport Beach, CA
“Men now have a non-pharmaceutical, non-invasive option to treat ED that is backed by science with multiple successful clinical trials throughout the world and is used as regular practice in Europe. It is safe, exceptionally well tolerated with virtually no side effects. The data to support clinical efficacy is growing daily. As a sexual medicine physician and certified sexual counselor/ therapist, treating couples dealing with ED, focused shockwave therapy frees men of the cumbersome regime of pills and allows couples to return romantic spontaneity in their sexual relationships.”
Focused Shockwave Therapy FAQs
What Is Focused Shockwave Therapy (LI-ESWT)?
Focused shockwave therapy (LI-ESWT) utilizes highly specialized sound waves that can be specifically targeted to a treatment area within the body. Shockwave therapy dates to the 1980s when it was first used to treat kidney stonesvii. Since then, the technology has gone through many developmental milestones and has treated millions of people with various conditions.
Why Use Focused Shockwave Therapy For Erectile Dysfunction (ED)?
Focused shockwave therapy is a globally tested and clinically proven treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED). Currently considered the gold standard ED treatment in Europe and studied with successful results for the past fifteen years, this drug-free, painless ED therapy is now available at Universal Men’s Clinicviii. If you are interested in the latest safe, comfortable, and proven treatment for erectile dysfunction, make an appointment today.
Can Focused Shockwave Therapy Provide Erectile Dysfunction Treatment Benefits, Even If Medications Didn’t Work?
Yes, Universal Men’s Clinic treatment programs commonly restore full sexual function, even in men who have had poor results with other treatments. Focused shockwave therapy may be the right option for you. To find out more about how we can help you, make an appointment today.
What Are The Side Effects Of Focused Shockwave Treatments?
Customarily there are NO reported side effects from focused shockwave treatment. Of course, each patient is unique, and each patient reacts differently to any type of medical treatmentix. Should you experience any side effects, we recommend that you contact your healthcare provider right away.
Why Seek Focused Wave Therapy Treatment At Universal Men’s Clinic When I Have My Own Physician?
While many physicians are familiar with erectile dysfunction and its symptoms, Universal Men’s Clinic specializes in focused shockwave therapy and ED treatments. They have successfully treated thousands of men suffering from ED. Universal Men’s Clinic prides itself on a professional, discreet, and confidential environment.
How Many Office Visits Will It Take To Address My ED Problem?
The typical treatment protocol for focused shockwave therapy patients begins with six sessions. Between 68-73% of focused shockwave patients participating in clinical trials reported improved function after completing their treatment sessionsx. Patients may also opt for a hybrid treatment protocol that may include medications as approved by our medical team. Additional treatments may be scheduled after your initial sessions if your provider recommends them to maintain your results.
How Long Do the Results for Focused Shockwave Therapy For ED Last?
Some studies have shown that a positive response can last for one to two yearsxi. However, individual patient results may vary. Patients may opt to continue single shockwave treatments as maintenance therapy as desired and approved by the medical team.
What Does Shockwave Therapy Feel Like?
Most patients say it feels like a light tapping or tingling sensation and they do not experience pain.
What Should You Expect At Your Shockwave Therapy Appointment?
Confidentiality is important at Universal Men’s Clinic. When you arrive and check-in you will be escorted to a treatment room to limit your waiting time in the lobby. Your focused shockwaves will be administered by a member of the medical team. The shockwave wand will be directed to specific treatment areas around the shaft and base of the penis as identified by the medical team member. Typically, treatment sessions will last about 20 minutes.
How Long Does Shockwave Therapy Treatment Take, And How Many Treatments Are Required?
Focused shockwave treatment is a simple in-office procedure. The treatment (based on proven trials) lasts about 20 minutes. The typical shockwave patient will have six treatment appointments. Your healthcare provider will determine the best treatment schedule for you.
Is Shockwave Therapy FDA Approved?
The focused shockwave therapy medical device is FDA approved for a variety of symptoms and treatmentsxii. Shockwave therapy, radial or focused, is not currently FDA approved specifically for sexual health. However, significant focused shockwave-related ED testing and medical trials have been completed over the last fifteen years. Peer-reviewed medical journals have published data from multiple clinical studies documenting the effectiveness focused shockwave therapy for ED in about 68-73% of patientsxiii.
Is Shockwave Therapy Covered By Insurance?
Currently, insurance companies are not covering shockwave therapy for ED. However, patients using an HSA (Health Savings Account program) should be able to submit their treatment for approval as an HSA expense or use their HSA credit/debit card to pay for services.
Does Universal Men’s Clinic Accept Medical Insurance?
Universal Men’s Clinic does not work directly with insurance carriers.
ii. Lei, et al, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3888889/
iii. Salter, et al, https://www.jsm.jsexmed.org/article/S1743-6095(20)30029-1/fulltext
iv. Kim, et al, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7076310/
v. Wang, et al, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31546912/
vi. Kim, et al, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7076310/
vii. Lei, et al, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3888889/
viii. Katz, et al, https://www.smr.jsexmed.org/article/S2050-0521(19)30099-X/fulltext
ix. Capogrosso, et al, https://www.jsm.jsexmed.org/article/S1743-6095(19)31320-7/fulltext
x. Vardi, et al, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20451317/
xi. Gruenwald, et al, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3607492/
xii. FDA (USA), https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/cdrh_docs/pdf8/P080028b.pdf
xiii. Vardi, et al, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20451317/