Five Valleys Urology specializes in a comprehensive approach to men’s sexual health. While not always easy to discuss, our trained providers have the necessary experience and know how to help start the conversation and develop plans for each patients individual needs. Sexual health issues can develop at any age, however as men age some conditions can become worse. Almost all male sexual health issues are treatable, whether they be erectile dysfunction (ED) or low libido. We are here to help, confidentially.
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Low Testosterone
Men who have a curved erection could have Peyronie’s disease. Peyronie’s is an acquired curvature of the penis that can lead to pain with erection, diminished firmness of erection, and, when severe, can interfere with satisfactory sexual intercourse. Once thought to affect only about 1% of men, it is now believed to occur in up to 10% of men. In a small percentage of men, this condition can improve or resolve spontaneously. In severe cases requiring treatment, it can be very frustrating for patients and treating physicians alike. Most physicians will prescribe medications or recommend over the counter supplements that may improve blood flow or promote healing of the scarred tissue. In reality, little evidence exists that oral medications successfully treat Peyronie’s disease. Five Valleys Urology offers an FDA-approved non-surgical in-office treatment that can improve pain and curvature. When conservative treatments are not adequate, we can perform outpatient surgeries which can correct the curvature.
Xiaflex Injection Therapy for Peyronie’s Disease
Peyronie’s Disease (PD) can lead to erectile dysfunction, shortening of the penis, and painful erections. Xiaflex, is a medication injected directly into the scar tissue or plaque caused by Peyronie’s. Combined with gentle stretching and straightening exercises, Xiaflex is an effective treatment for PD. Xiaflex targets and breaks down the plaque caused by PD. Our physicians are specially trained to deliver Xiaflex in the office. The procedure is quick and relatively painless.
Vacuum Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction
Five Valleys Urology offers timm Medical Vacuum Therapy Systems, which are 90% effective in creating an erection. These external medical devices, also known as Vacuum Constriction Devices, or penis pumps (VEDs or VCDs), help a man get an erection by providing oxygen-rich arterial blood to the penis. The pumps are safe with less risk than other treatments. They usually are used for medical causes of erectile dysfunction, including for ED post-surgery and anxiety-caused ED.
Some other advantages of the penis pump include:
- Overall low cost. Unlike pills or injections, once you purchase the device, there is very little additional cost (replacing batteries if you buy the automatic model and replacing any accessory supplies).
- Pumps are non-invasive. No injections or medication insertions and no surgery.
- They can help restore your ability to get a natural erection. Using the pump to help exercise and rehabilitate the penis can help restore the body’s natural reflex function.
Your Five Valleys Urology provider can answer more questions and help obtain the devices.