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A Fit 67 Year-Old Male Presented Complaining of Eight Years of Persistent Erectile Dysfunction


Patient Description:

Patient was unresponsive to or dissatisfied with various PDE5i drugs, including Cialis and Viagra. He reported deteriorating marital well-being and increasing frustration and anxiety.

Treatment Description:

Since the patient was a long-term sufferer of ED who had previously undergone treatment with PDE5i drugs, his urologist, Dr. Rokkas, elected to pursue Erectile Dysfunction Shock Wave Therapy (EDSWT) using the ED1000. This treatment utilizes low-intensity extracorporeal shock waves to encourage neovascularization in the penis shaft and crus in order to relieve vascular deficiency. “This course of therapy offers multiple advantages to patient and doctor alike,” noted Dr. Rokkas. “It’s an easy-to-use, non-invasive, and pain-free process that can produce permanent improvement. Plus there is no danger of drug interaction.” Dr. Rokkas carried out the treatments, without sedation, in his clinic.


The patient underwent a series of twelve treatments over a period of several weeks. After six treatments, Dr. Rokkas reported the patient experiencing morning erections. Further treatments resulting in continuing improvements: He cited that after the treatments with the ED1000, the patient was able to experience stronger erections, and in the Erection Hardness Questionnaire, he progressed from level 1 to level 3. “The patient reported no adverse effects,” noted Dr. Rokkas, “which is typically the case with EDSWT.”

Viagra was prescribed in conjunction with EDSWT treatment. After ten treatments, the patient reported satisfying sexual relations: “My marital life is already better. I can perform sexually and I feel that I’m once again in control. The anxiety I faced for eight years is diminishing.”

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