Charlotte's Most Comprehensive ED Treatments
What is Erectile Dysfunction & What are My Treatment Options at the Charlotte Center for Pelvic Health?
Millions of men experience erectile dysfunction every year. More often than not, ED can become a source of embarrassment and self-consciousness.
There are variety of reasons why men develop problems with erectile dysfunction. These can be related medical problems where blood flow and nerves are not functioning optimally. Some examples of these causes are heart health issues, mental health issues such as anxiety or depression, alcohol or smoking, some prescription medications, and certain diseases. Men with diabetes, high blood pressure, or obesity may be at risk for erectile dysfunction.
Aside from health issues, aging can be a major culprit for erectile dysfunction. As men get older, blood vessels in the penis are naturally affected, weakening to the point where they fill with micro-plaque. The congestion and clogging in blood vessels can make it more difficult for men to get erections because sensitivity in the penis is lowered.
Charlotte's Pelvic and Sexual Health Specialist
Dr. John Hettiarachchi provides expert treatments for erectile dysfunction at the Charlotte Center for Pelvic Health in Cornelius, NC.
He is Board Certified in Urology with subspeciality certification in pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. He was also elected into the American College of Surgeons.
Upon understanding your medical history and symptoms, Dr. Hettiarachchi customizes a treatment plan to help you improve your symptoms and/or improve your sexual health.
Dr. Hettiarachchi Customizes an ED Treatment Plan For You
Causes of Erectile Dysfunction
More than 80% of men with erectile dysfunction can trace it back to a physical problem or disorder. It is generally quite simple to identify, after which a physician can recommend treatment that can help restore the patient's sexual experience.
Some examples of physical disorders that can cause ED are:
- An injury (often to the brain or spine)
- A disease (including diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol)
- An operation (including prostate gland removal)
- Use of substances like tobacco, drugs, alcohol, or certain medications
Common Symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction
While erectile dysfunction can be an issue which many men don’t want to talk about, it is important to know that you're not alone. Good news is that there are several solutions to the problem that don't involve surgery. Some of the symptoms of erectile dysfunction that Dr. Hettiarachchi looks for include:
- The inability to achieve or maintain an erection
- Low libido or sex drive
- A decrease in fertility
- Premature ejaculation
- Lack of natural lubrication
- Decreased sensitivity
- Poor sexual stamina
- Loss of pleasure in sexual encounters
- The inability to achieve orgasm
Dr. Hettiarachchi has Helped Thousands of Men Overcome ED at the Charlotte Center for Pelvic Health
ED Treatments Available at the Charlotte Center for Pelvic Health
GAINSWave Acoustic Pulsewave Therapy
GAINSWave is a non-invasive, drug-free alternative to other ED treatments. APT uses pulses waves of energy to improve blood flow to the penis by breaking up plaque formation in blood vessels and stimulating the creation of new blood vessels. The pulse waves also stimulate new tissue growth for enhanced sensitivity in the penis.
The P-Shot PRP Treatments
The P-Shot treatment harvests plasma from your own blood. Only a small amount of blood is drawn and then we separate stem cells and growth factors from your red and white blood cells. The stem cells and growth factors comprise the PRP, which is then injected, pain free, into the penis. This treatment is proven to not only improve sexual performance, but can also increase the size of the penis.
Coloplast Penile Implants
The penile implant can be prescribed to men suffering from impotence or ED. In short, the penile implant,o r penile prosthesis, is a device placed into the penis designed to help him get an erection. The implant is custom-fit and surgically placed to produce a natural-looking and natural-feeling erection. Unlike other treatment options that may require a waiting time prior to be effective, the penile implant can be used at any time.