Linear Focused Shockwave Therapy – an innovative solution for Erectile Dysfunction
Worldwide, more than 160 million men suffer from problems related to erectile dysfunction.
The biggest part of the health problems related to erectile dysfunction lies in the shame men feel, as well as the fear from potentially invasive procedures. All this prevents men from dealing with this problem in a timely and effective manner. In reality, with the latest developments in this field, there are minimally invasive solutions that can easily address this problem and relieve men from physical and mental problems caused by the problems with erection. One of them, available in Dubai London Clinic, is Linear Focused Shockwave Therapy.
What is Linear Focused Shockwave Therapy?
What are the benefits of this unique therapy concept?
Thanks to the continued development of the piezo shockwave technology along with the use of a therapy source with an extended linear therapy focus a decisive breakthrough has been achieved in the search for ways of using shockwaves to treat vascular erectile dysfunction. Used in combination with the new, optimized therapy concept LSTC-ED®, the application technique and therapy outcomes have improved significantly, bringing long-term results.
The main benefits of the LSTC-ED® therapy are:
- The LSTC-ED® therapyis a comprehensive treatment covering the entire cavernous bodies
- It results in maximum, homogeneous transfer of energy
- The treatment is quick and lasts only a few minutes
- The procedure is minimally-invasive compared to other available treatments
- Improved circulation that brings long-lasting results and a healthier genital organ
- A significant increase in sexual sensation and pleasure
- It is scientifically tested and proven to work in multiple studies
What does the therapy look like?
Linear Focused Shockwave Therapy, explained
Linear Focused Shockwave Therapy is carried out in an outpatient setting without anaesthesia; it is virtually painless and only takes a few minutes. The therapy head is positioned above the cavernous bodies and moved longitudinally along the penis. The full course of treatment asks for 4-6 sessions, with sessions administered once or twice a week. No side effects are known
Mechanical stimuli influence many of the cellular functions of living tissue. Extracorporeal shockwaves – an established treatment in modern medicine for more than 30 years – function as mechanical stressors which trigger biochemical changes in living tissue.
- Angiogenesis (vascularization)
- Improved microcirculation
- Relaxation of muscles
Why is good circulation important for erectile function?
Healthy blood vessels matter!
Healthy erection is the overall result of a complex synergy between blood vessels, the nervous system, hormones and muscles. However, problems with microcirculation are the most common cause of erectile dysfunction. During an erection there is increased blood flow to the penis, which in turn increases the pressure. Sufficient blood flow to the cavernous bodies plays the most important role in erectile function.
Reduced arterial inflow reduces venous compression, resulting in an insufficient erection. Arteriosclerosis is one of the most common causes of ED.
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How effective is the procedure?
How fast can I expect the improvement?
As measured and defined by IIEF scores from a multicenter, placebo-controlled study, the treatment was successful in 81.3% of patients.
As each patient has a unique medical record, there is a tailored treatment of ED using the LSTC-ED® technique, called The Motil algorithm, that suggests the optimal number of shocks needed for each patient. This algorithm is the first of its kind and suggeststhe energy dose to be applied to cavernous tissue during a single session to successfully treat erectile dysfunction using low-intensity focused shock waves.
The algorithm was created under the aegis of Dr. Igor Motil/Brno based on his wide experience and his studies of this type of treatment. The aim was to improve treatment outcomes by tailoring the treatment to each individual patient. The algorithm takes major factors that can influence treatment results into account, such as the patient’s initial IIEF-5 score and comorbidities.
However, for most patients, the usual number of sessions spans from 4 to 6 within a period of 14 to 30 days. It is done weekly or in an interval of at least 3 days.
Why would you use Linear Focused Shockwave Therapy instead of some other available treatment?
A comparison of this therapy with other available methods
Compared to some other treatments available, such as PDE-5 inhibitors, medicines and vacuum pumps, Linear Focused Shockwave Therapy is affordable and minimally invasive, it has no unpleasant side effects and it deals with the medical issue on a long-term basis. It allows sexual spontaneity, improves self-confidence and relieves men from psychological stress that can act as the additional trigger for erectile dysfunction.
Which specialist performs the procedure?
Meet our certified P Shot Dubai specialist
Dr. Anis Haddad, Specialist in Urology (Urologist, Andrologist& Sexologist)
All procedures for erectile dysfunction treatment, including Linear Focused Shockwave Therapy, are done by our specially trained specialist.Dr. Anis Haddad is a French-graduated Urologist with a range of special interests spanning from Prostatic Surgeries, Varicocele Surgery, Female Incontinence Surgeries TVT-TOT to the Urinary stones and Sexual health. He finished his postgraduate studies at the best French universities and gained a wide experience in the Urology field, having invested his time in working in the most renowned Urology department in Paris.
Before joining Dubai London Hospital, Dr. Anis Haddad worked in Medcare Hospital in Dubai for two years, and many teaching and regional hospitals in France where he got his extensive experience in all Urology fields. Dr. Haddad speaks French, Arabic and English
Please bear in mind that only certified specialists who use the proper technology have the necessary knowledge and understanding of the method. This LSTC-ED algorithm is only suitable for use with Richard Wolf/ELvation PiezoWave2 shockwave systems in conjunction with the linear therapy source FBL10x5 G2. We do not recommend using this algorithm with other devices which have very different shockwave shapes, shockwave creation, and applied energy.
Where is the procedure performed?
ABOUT THE CLINIC
Dubai London Clinic & Speciality Hospital provides day-to-day medical services and high quality medical consultation from our specialists to patients of all age groups. We feature the latest medical equipment and offer expert advice and diagnostic services, such as Diagnostic Imaging (X-ray, ultrasound, mammography) Pathology / Laboratory tests, Travel medicine and Nutritional advice and a great number of machines for Wellbeing and Aesthetic procedures, the same as those used by premium clinics around the world. The experts in our team are globally renowned specialists who bring the most advanced methods and techniques to Dubai. With Dr. Haddad as a certified specialist and all equipment necessary for successful treatments and therapies for erectile dysfunction, such as P Shot treatment and Linear Focused Shockwave Therapy, you will have your treatment in the best clinical environment available in Dubai and UAE.