Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is also commonly called impotence. It is a type of male sexual dysfunction that causes an inability to achieve or maintain an erection. Such a condition can obviously cause frustration and a drop in overall quality of life. Our goal is to help you overcome this condition and restore your life to normal.

What causes Erectile Dysfunction?

ED can result from underlying health problems and psychological issues, both directly and indirectly related to sex. If you still get erections on your own but not with your partner, ED might be the result of anxiety. If you find it difficult to get an erection in any situation, you may have a health condition that’s affecting the flow of blood to your penis.

Factors that can contribute to ED include:

  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Obesity
  • High cholesterol/atherosclerosis
  • Low testosterone (hypogonadism)
  • Diabetes
  • Prostate cancer
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Tobacco and alcohol use

Erectile dysfunction may also be a side effect of certain prescription medications.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction?

There are two key techniques for the diagnosis of ED which includes hormonal testing and medical imaging. At SouthWest Urology, we provide both! We offer a full range of on-site hormonal testing to determine if you have low levels of testosterone. In addition, we have state-of-the-art imaging services to detect poor blood flow in your penis.

Once you have an ED diagnosis, SouthWest Urology can offer multiple treatment options. You may benefit from a single treatment. Or you may find a combination works best. In every case, we help you find the treatment that will provide optimal results.

Medications can help you achieve and maintain a firm erection. When used correctly, they often can help you continue to have fulfilling sexual experiences.

Common solutions include:

  • Viagra
  • Cialis
  • Levitra
  • Stendra
  • Staxynso

Intracorporeal Injections
Intracorporeal injections such as alprostadil, help the blood vessels in your penis expand to stimulate blood flow. SouthWest Urology uses customized formulations for every patient.

Inflatable Penis Prosthesis
Our urology specialists can implant an inflatable penis prosthesis, or penile implant, into your penis. This implant can enhance its length and girth while helping you maintain a firmer erection.

Why Choose Us?

  • Twelve highly trained, collaborative urological specialists all taking new patients
  • Four locations across the northern Ohio region
  • Consultation appointments scheduled within 5-7 days of referral
  • One-stop office for a wide range of urological conditions for both males and females
  • In-office lab testing and imaging
  • In-office medication dispensary
  • Comprehensive cancer care including kidney, ureter, bladder, prostate, and testicular cancers
  • Clinical navigation for BPH, Overactive Bladder and Prostate Cancer
  • Clinical Trials
  • We accept most insurance plans including Medicare, Medicaid, and VA