RJM Medical Services
Jose M Rodriguez, MD
Urology located in Jackson Heights, NY
Erectile dysfunction is a persistent and distressing problem for millions of men. About 40% of men in their 40s and half of men in their 50s suffer from erectile dysfunction, and its prevalence goes up as you age. The good news is that erectile dysfunction needn’t rob you of your vitality. Dedicated urology specialist Jose Rodriguez, MD, offers powerful noninvasive erectile dysfunction solutions at RJM Medical Services in Jackson Heights, New York. Book your appointment online or by phone today.
Erectile Dysfunction Q & A
What is erectile dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction means that you have difficulty getting an erection, keeping an erection long enough for satisfying sex, or have both problems. Most men experience erectile dysfunction occasionally, but it’s only considered erectile dysfunction if it’s a chronic problem.
How does the urologist diagnose erectile dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction diagnosis at RJM Medical Services begins with a physical exam and discussion of your issues. Dr. Rodriguez also reviews your health history and lifestyle to look for possible underlying reasons for your erectile dysfunction.
Dr. Rodriguez commonly performs laboratory testing, including blood and urine testing, to look for contributing causes of erectile dysfunction. He may perform a penile ultrasound on-site to check blood flow to your penis, as well.
How does the urologist treat erectile dysfunction?
As a urology specialist, Dr. Rodriguez is uniquely suited to treat erectile dysfunction with all of the most effective solutions. He personalizes your treatment based on your underlying conditions, symptoms, and personal preferences. Some of the many treatment options include:
Treatment of systemic conditions
Erectile dysfunction is often tied to conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure. To overcome erectile dysfunction, it's important to first correct the underlying disease. This may involve lifestyle changes and medication.
There are several oral medications made specifically for erectile dysfunction. With these medications, you take a pill shortly before you plan to have intercourse. Oral medications work by improving blood flow to your penis, but they only work when you're aroused.
Vacuum device (penis pump)
A vacuum device pulls blood to your penis to create an erection, while a small band at your penis helps you maintain the erection during sex.
Penile injections, which you administer yourself, go directly into your penis skin shortly before you plan to have sex. This creates an erection that can last for up to an hour or until ejaculation.
Shockwave therapy delivers small shocks to boost blood flow to your penis. The shocks also help your body release growth factors that allow you to form new penile blood vessels.
In the most severe cases of erectile dysfunction, Dr. Rodriguez may recommend a penile implant, which requires surgery. He helps you choose the optimum treatment according to your particular needs.
You can overcome erectile dysfunction, but you’ve got to take that first step of reaching out to an expert. Call RJM Medical Services or click the online scheduler to get help now.