How do they compare for men with Erectile Dysfunction.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common condition that affects many men, particularly as they age. While several treatment options are available, two of the most popular are Gainswave therapy and penile implant. In this post, we will compare the two treatments and discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each.
Gainswave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses low-intensity shockwaves to improve blood flow to the penis. The therapy stimulates the growth of new blood vessels in the penis, which increases blood flow and improves erectile function. The treatment is typically administered over several sessions, and patients can expect to see results in as little as a few weeks.
Pros of Gainswave Therapy:
Non-invasive: Gainswave therapy is a non-surgical procedure, meaning there’s no cutting, anesthesia, or lengthy recovery time involved.
No side effects: Gainswave therapy is safe and has no significant side effects.
Long-lasting results: Many men report that Gainswave therapy’s benefits last up to two years.
It can be repeated as often as needed (generally every few years) without residual side effects and complications.
Cons of Gainswave Therapy:
Limited effectiveness: While Gainswave therapy is a promising treatment, it doesn’t work for everyone. A comprehensive approach is needed to maximize the results of these treatments. Careful selection of patients and adequate medical preparation for this procedure will optimize the results for any individual.
Cost: Gainswave therapy can vary from 3000$ to 1200$, depending on the number of sessions and ongoing follow-up.
A penile implant is a surgical procedure involving a device’s insertion into the penis to achieve an erection. The device consists of a cylinder placed inside the penis and a pump placed inside the scrotum. When activated, the pump fills the cylinder with fluid, creating an erection.
Pros of Penile Implants:
Effective: Penile implants have a high success rate, with up to 90% of men reporting improved erectile function.
Long-lasting: Penile implants can last up to 15 years, making them a long-term solution to ED.
Covered by insurance: Some insurance plans do cover the cost of penile implants.
Cons of Penile Implants:
Invasive: Penile implant surgery is a major surgical procedure with infection, bleeding, and pain risks. The damage that may occur to the penile tissue, unfortunately, may be irreversible.
Failure to function.
Once and done. Live with consequences.
Cost: While penile implants are covered by insurance, the surgery cost can be high, costing over 30,000$ and more.
Which Treatment is Right for You?
Ultimately, the best treatment option for ED will depend on individual factors such as the condition’s severity, other health issues, and personal preferences. While Gainswave therapy and penile implants can be effective treatments, Gainswave therapy is less invasive and carries no significant risks or side effects. However, for men with more severe cases of ED, penile implants may provide the best long-term solution.