Most treatments for erectile dysfunction have only been targeted at treating the symptoms. Corewave therapy is a newer treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED) designed to target the underlying cause of weaker erections: decreased blood flow.
Corewave therapy is a painless, in-office treatment designed to improve erectile function with 6-8 weekly sessions. The acoustic wave energy used in Corewave therapy has been shown to increase blood flow by encouraging new blood vessel growth into the treated tissue, leading to healthier tissue. Better blood flow into the penis leads to better erections.
Corewave therapy is best suited to patients with mild to moderate erectile dysfunction. Men with severe erectile dysfunction may require longer treatment protocols and are less likely to respond. Overall, about 65% of men respond to treatment. A reasonable expectation is that men who respond to oral therapy for ED will no longer require any pills for ED if they respond to Corewave. Men who do not respond adequately to oral medications may get a better, adequate response to oral therapy for ED.
Patients may experience a tingling sensation during treatment, but treatment is not painful and very safe. The technology used in Corewave therapy was originally developed and FDA approved for orthopedic conditions though it has found multiple other applications, one of them being erectile dysfunction. Corewave therapy is delivered using an FDA cleared device but is not specifically FDA approved for use in erectile dysfunction.
Corewave therapy is not a covered benefit by insurance companies and is an out-of-pocket cost to the patient.
Your UCNT urologist can tell you more about Corewave® therapy and help you determine if it is an appropriate treatment option for you. Your urologist will then set up your treatment schedule if indicated. If you don’t yet have a UCNT urologist, call (214)360-1535 to get started today!