LOW INTENSITY SHOCKWAVE THERAPY IN MILFORD (LISWT)
Low Intensity Shockwave Therapy (LISWT) is a revolutionary treatment for erectile dysfunction. Shockwaves have been shown to increase angiogenesis, the formation of new blood vessels. This technique has been used in many other fields of medicine for decades with beneficial results.
LISWT of the penis increases overall blood flow to the erectile tissue in the penis. The treatment can make erections stronger and longer lasting. LISWT is not meant to be a replacement for other treatments, but the treatment can enhance the effectiveness of medications such as Cialis and Viagra.
The treatment is performed in the office and takes approximately 15 minutes. At Urology Specialists of Milford, we use the Alma Duo technology which uses the gold standard shockwave therapy technology- focused on pain-free low intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy to stimulate blood flow. During the treatment, the transducer is placed against the penis and perineal area after the application of ultrasound gel. There is no pain experienced with the treatment, and there are no restrictions before or after treatment. Sexual activity may be resumed immediately after each session.
The initial recommended treatment regimen is a total of 6 sessions, performing 2 sessions per week over a period of 3 weeks.
Treatment outcomes may be variable but typically result in firmer, longer-lasting erections. The results typically last several months up to 1 year. Re-treatment may be necessary.