Shock Waves May Change The Future of ED Therapy

It’s hard to argue against an erectile dysfunction treatment that is potentially disease modifying, is noninvasive, and seems to do no harm. The treatment, low- intensity shock wave therapy, has yet to earn the FDA’s approval but is widely used in other countries.

Early results from ongoing U.S. trials are promising. A shock wave is a wave of energy that travels faster than the speed of sound. Urologists commonly apply the energy, during shock wave lithotripsy to break up kidney stones. But when directed at a scarred penis, the therapy is different.

Linear shocks waves used for erectile dysfunction use about one-tenth of the energy of traditional shock wave machines for kidney stones. And rather than break something down, as is the case with the stones, shock waves make the penis healthier, according to Ranjith Ramasamy, MD, MBA, professor of urology at John Hopkins University.

During a study conducted by Ramasay et al, 602 patients were tested using Shock Wave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction. Key findings showed that test subject IIEF scores significantly improved 6.4 points from baseline in men receiving Shock Wave Therapy vs. 1.65 points in those receiving sham therapy.

Li et al also showed similar results after testing 637 patients, concluding that Shock Wave Therapy significantly improved patients’ IIEF and Erection Hardness Score.

Note* This article was originally posted in the Urology Times. The full article can be viewed here.

Tony La Russa Endorses Local Business Victory Men’s Health

Baseball fans, you might have heard a familiar voice on the radio these days. Former Cardinal and hall of fame manager, Tony La Russa is the new spokesperson for Victory Men’s Health located in O’Fallon, Illinois.

La Russa’s advertisements are tongue and cheek stemming from his legendary baseball career bringing a lighter tone to a sensitive topic. Victory Men’s Health is the first men’s clinic in the Southern Illinois and Metro East Area that specializes in men’s health and wellness. They focus on treating issues such as low testosterone, erectile dysfunction and overall sexual health.

Victory Men’s Health also administers a variety of vitamin infusions. La Russa’s commercials tell men there is “no excuse for striking out anymore and Victory Men’s health is how they can step up their game.”

It is not just the celebrity endorsement that distinguishes Victory from every other men’s clinics, it is their Medical Director, who is a nationally recognized Urologist. Dr. R. Lawrence Hatchett, M.D, was a standout division 1 basketball player for Marquette University and completed his Urology fellowship through Harvard University. Tony La Russa says Dr. Hatchett will have you “stepping up to the plate in no time, stronger and more confident.” Dr. Hatchett has extensive medical training and expertise treating erectile dysfunction, low testosterone and anti aging therapies for men.

Victory Men’s Health is designed to feel like a ‘man cave’ with its wood paneling, sports memorabilia, and flat screen TV’s throughout. Victory Men’s Health wants all patients to feel comfortable, relaxed, and in an environment that embodies masculinity. They are located at 1405 N. Green Mount Rd. Suite 240, in O’Fallon, Illinois. Call 618.632.9000 or visit for more information.