Gainswave Treatment CostSeptember 11, 2019
A very common question that our clients who come in seeking help for erectile dysfunction are the cost of Acoustic Wave therapy and how it compares to the cost of a Penile Implant surgery.
The second question that is asked is: Is it covered by insurance? The simple answer to this question is: No.
The cost of GainsWave to treat Erectile dysfunction (ED) is based on packages and the number of sessions. Gainswave protocol for ED is tailor-made to each individual patient. It ranges from 6 sessions to 12 sessions based on the severity of Erectile dysfunction and whether it is associated with Peyronie’s disease.
The cost of 6 sessions starts at 3000$ at the low end. Most medical practices may charge extra for an evaluation by the physician and can range from 250$ to 500$. There are additional costs involved such as the purchase of a penis pump, which may range from 150$ to 500$ for the more fancy ones. I recommend a pump in the 300 to 350$ range because I find them to be more reliable. Penis pumps are also available on Amazon for as little as 50$, not sure on how durable they are.
For Gainswave to be successful, we may also recommend supplements. The main supplement that I suggest is from Affirm Sciences which increases Nitric oxide in the body and helps with blood flow. The cost is around 45 to 50$ for a months supply. You can check on the Affirmscience.com website to get an idea on their current prices.
Blood tests checking on hormone levels are generally covered by insurance and would be helpful to assess other issues contributing to ED.
We may need to add a priapus shot (also called P shot) for someone with severe ED or someone with PD (Peyronie’s Disease). The cost for this procedure at the low end would be 1500$. Some of us are adding stem cells or exosomes along with PRP which appears to be more effective and makes intuitive sense. The science is still iffy about this addition. This could add about 1500 to 2000$ to the cost of this procedure in addition to the PRP procedure.
The cost of penile implant surgery can range upwards of 20,000$, not including “downtime”, away from work, etc. While GainsWave treatment does not have any “downtime”. (Double entendre here is intentional!)
These prices are as of today. Most patients are price-conscious. My recommendation to my patients is to be aware of the prices but also to look at other benefits and value that they may be looking for. A good example is to know as to who is actually doing the procedure. Most practices, the procedure is done by technicians. We, at LifeWellMD and in several other practices have a trained physician perform the procedure. This gives the patients the confidence that the protocol is being followed according to guidelines. Afterall, GainsWave treatment for ED is a Medical procedure and if I were the patient, I would prefer the physician to perform the procedure on me rather than a technician. Since most of our clients are busy professionals or busy retired men, we cater to their needs for late appointments, weekend appointments, appointments during holidays and be available on phone calls. We strive to give them the results that they are looking for and we always have other methods to help them get to where they want to go. I tell my patients. It takes “patience, patience, and patience”!
Hope this helps.
Ramesh Kumar, MD, President, CEO and GainsWave Provider at LifeWellMD.com. You can reach out to us at 561-210-9999 and speak to Ann Marie if you think that we can help you. We have offices covering the Treasure Coast and Palm Beach County including our new office on Brazilian Avenue in Palm Beach.