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Shockwave Therapy Specialist

RJM Medical Services

Jose M Rodriguez, MD

Urology located in Jackson Heights, NY

Shockwave therapy is one of today’s leading solutions for erectile dysfunction, and higher intensity shockwave treatment is an effective solution for kidney stones, as well. At RJM Medical Services in Jackson Heights, New York, attentive urology specialist Jose Rodriguez, MD, performs shockwave therapy with your comfort and health as his top priorities. Call the office or use online booking to arrange your consultation now.

Shockwave Therapy Q & A

What is shockwave therapy?

Shockwave therapy is an in-office treatment in which Dr. Rodriguez delivers low-intensity impulses to your genital tissue to resolve symptoms of erectile dysfunction. The impulses help dilate your penile blood vessels and encourage the development of brand-new blood vessels for long-lasting erectile dysfunction relief.

Shockwave therapy works in two different ways. It improves your penile blood flow immediately, but it also incites your body’s healing processes to essentially return you to having a more youthful penis. 

Another form of shockwave therapy is called shockwave lithotripsy. In this procedure, Dr. Rodriguez uses higher-intensity impulses to break apart stubborn kidney stones so you can pass them naturally through urination. The impulses used in shockwave lithotripsy are far more powerful than those used in erectile dysfunction treatment. 

How many shockwave sessions do I need for erectile dysfunction?

Most patients respond best to a series of sessions. Dr. Rodriguez performs shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction on-site in the RJM Medical Services offices for your comfort and convenience. Generally, somewhere between 6-12 sessions can help relieve your erectile dysfunction symptoms significantly. 

How many shockwave sessions do I need for a kidney stone?

It depends on the size, location, and type of kidney stone. One session may be enough, but sometimes you may need two or more sessions for large or otherwise problematic kidney stones. 

Is shockwave therapy painful?

No, shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction isn’t painful at all. In fact, you don’t even need anesthesia for these sessions. 

With shockwave treatment for kidney stones, Dr. Rodriguez typically uses some type of local anesthesia because the shockwaves are at a much higher intensity. Both treatments are very comfortable as a result.

What is recovery like after shockwave therapy?

Recovery is easy because shockwave therapy is a noninvasive procedure. With shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction, there’s no downtime and you can resume your usual routine immediately. 

With shockwave lithotripsy for kidney stones, you may need a day or two of rest after the procedure, depending on the size of the kidney stone and other individual factors. Generally, there’s only minimal downtime after kidney stone treatments. 

To learn more about how shockwave therapy can help with erectile dysfunction and kidney stones, call RJM Medical Services or book your appointment online now.