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Urologist Dr. Judson Brandeis joins The Doctors to talk about a new procedure that uses sound waves to bring relief to men with erectile dysfunction and Peyronie’s disease. Peyronie’s disease is a condition caused by injury to the penis (80% of the time men can’t even recognize when the episode occurred) which results in scar tissue that constricts the penis’ ability to increase in size, causing pain, a curvature of the penis, and sometimes it shortens it.
Dr. Brandeis explains in this 20-minute, pain-free procedure, there are two different mechanisms. In Peyronie’s disease, the scar tissue actually breaks up the plaque and it results in remodeling of the collagen which allows it to stretch better. With erectile dysfunction, it stimulates the growth of new blood vessels which will allow for better blood flow.
Steve is in the audience and he has undergone this treatment. He says he now feels great! He shares that for six years he had no hope and hadn’t found any treatments that could help him. His wife Theresa is also thrilled with the results. She shares they met later in life and after a couple of years into the relationship, Steve's issue occurred. She saw how hopeless and depressed Steve felt. She says it greatly affected their sex life.
Steve underwent 12 treatments. Dr. Brandeis says this is the first treatment for ED that doesn’t involve pills, shots, or surgery. Additionally, it can give couples back that spontaneity! The cost is about $3,000 which may seem steep, but the other two options are an enzyme shot which costs about $20,000 or surgery which could cost even more.