Erectile dysfunction, or ED, can refer to a total inability to achieve erection, firm enough for sexual intercourse, an inconsistent ability to do so, or a tendency to sustain only brief erections. These variations make defining ED and estimating its incidence difficult. In older men, ED usually has an underlying physical cause, such as disease, injury, or side effects of drugs. Any disorder that causes injury to the nerves or impairs blood flow in the penis has the potential to cause ED. Incidence increases with age; about 5 percent of 40-year-old men and between 15 and 25 percent of 65-year-old men experience ED. However, it is not an inevitable part of aging.
ED is treatable, irrespective of the age, and awareness of this fact has been growing. More men have been seeking help and returning to normal sexual activity because of improved, successful treatment of ED. > Learn more
Renova is a new non-invasive therapy that takes advantage of low-intensity shockwaves to induce local controlled angiogenesis and significantly improve penile hemodynamics. This technology is becoming a new modality in the treatment of patients with ED.
About Dr. Valenzuela
Robert J. Valenzuela, MD, is a board certified urologist in New York City. For the past ten years he served as clinical instructor of urology at NY-Presbyterian Hospital. He specializes in the treatment and management of sexual dysfunction including erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence and implantation of prosthetic devices. He is one of the most prolific implanters of penile prosthesis, artificial urinary sphincters and male slings in the Northeast region.
Dr. Valenzuela's clinical practice is specifically geared towards the treatment and management of complex urological conditions associated with erectile dysfunction and post prostatectomy rehabilitation. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology, a member of the American Urological Association, the Hispanic Medical Association, the Dominican Medical Association, the Sexual Medicine Society and the International Society for Sexual Medicine. Dr. Valenzuela is a graduate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed his training at the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. As a Clinical Instructor at the Squire Urological Clinic at NY-Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia University, Dr. Valenzuela trains urology residents and also provides expertise and training to physicians from across the nation in his unique surgical techniques.
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