Is there a change in the intake of medication after treatment?
Yes. There is a reduction in the consumption of PDE5-I after completion of all treatment sessions.
How long does the treatment effect last?
There is clinical evidence that treatment effect is lasting from 6 months and up to 18 months.
Can PDE5-I be used with EDSWT treatment?
PDE5-I and ED1000 are permitted to be used together in a combination therapy until reaching satisfactory improvement.
How soon after treatment protocol initiation shall I feel any difference in sexual performance?
Some of the patients have reported an improvement after 6 treatments already (3 weeks from initiation of therapy).
Can the patient engage in sexual activity after each session?
There is no restriction of sexual activity before or after treatments. In fact, treatment can enhance a couple’s performance during a honeymoon or vacation, as results may be immediate. The improvement in erectile functioning can be immediately effective and lasts at least 2-3 hours following each treatment under Medical Tourism Protocol.
Is there a need for special post treatment procedures?
No, there is no need for any post treatment procedures.
Is it possible to undertake repeated sessions?
Yes. Shockwaves could be delivered as long as there is a clinical need for ED therapy.
Is there any side effect of the treatment?
No. There were no reports of side effects during, immediately after or post treatment.
What does the patient feel during treatment?
The patient sometimes feels a tickling sensation in the treatment area during treatment. This effect passes immediate or shortly after the treatment is stopped.
Is the treatment painful?
The treatment is not painful and there is no need to use any kind of sedation during treatment.
What are the reasons behind choosing the suggested protocol?
This protocol was chosen based on our extensive clinical proven experience in treatment of cardiovascular ischemia, in order to maximize the effect of shockwaves on the development of collaterals. Collaterals develop usually within 2-3 weeks, which is the reason for the chosen intervals between treatments. In addition, animal studies found that maximal expression of angiogenic […]
Is there a need for special pre-treatment procedure?
There is no need for any special pre-treatment procedure.
Why should I prefer this treatment instead of PDE5-I that I take today ?
Although there is no doubt on the impact that PDE-5 inhibition medication has on the field of sexual medicine, there is a growing realization that pharmacotherapy is not sufficient, especially in such delicate and complex matter as the male sexuality. When it comes to the male sexuality, we have to attribute physiological as well as […]
Is there a significant difference between Erectile Dysfunction Shockwave Therapy and other ED treatment option?
Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive therapy where we trigger natural mechanism in the patient body to address vascular problems that cause Erectile Dysfunction and not only treat the symptoms. In other therapies treatment can involve either pharmaceutical therapy using PDE5-I that have systematic load on different organs and can be accompanied with different reported side-affect […]
I have heard that the shock wave applicator (lithotripter) in the urology department is noisy and there is a need to wear ear protection. Is it required during ED treatment?
No. Unlike Urologic applications, ED treatment with shock wave requires less powerful shock waves (1/10th of Lithotripsy). For that reason the ED1000 is fitted with a smaller generator, producing less intense electrical sparks thus generating significantly less noise. There is no need to wear ear protection during treatment.
Is it necessary to hospitalize the patient?
There is no need to hospitalize the patient before or after the treatment; the treatment is a non-invasive painless and the patient is able to return to his daily routine.
What are the exclusion criteria for treatment?
Patients with the following conditions: Any cause of ED other than vascular etiology Patients with penile tumor Patients with prostatic tumor Patients with testicular tumor Patients with local tumor at the treatment area Patients with skin wound at the treatment area Patients with infection at the treatment area
What are the inclusion criteria for treatment?
Patients with documented vascular related ED and no hormonal, neurologic or psychological pathology
What are Shockwaves?
Shockwaves are acoustic waves, similar to ultra-sound waves that are generated by an underwater high-voltage spark. Shockwaves are single pulse waves with high-pressure amplitude, small pulse width and a short rise time. Shockwaves are delivered noninvasively, focused by a special ellipsoid reflector.
Who can use the ED1000?
The ED1000 should be used by a trained Personal. This could be an Urologist or a nurse with the supervision of an Urologist. All users should undergo training by Medispec or its local authorized representative to operate the ED1000.
What is the ED1000?
The ED1000 is a paradigm shift in the treatment of vascular origin Erectile Dysfunction utilizing Extracorporeal Shockwaves.