Medical Therapies, Injection Therapies

Oral Therapy

PDE 5I (Phosphodiesterase Type 5 Inhibitors) are oral medications that can improve blood flow to the penis and thereby improve erectile function. These medications are typically taken orally approximately one hour before planned sexual activity.

Vacuum pumpVacuum Pump

A vacuum erection device is a medical device that is placed over the penis; either by manual pumping or battery operation.  It creates suction around the penis and can establish an erection.  Typically a constriction band is placed at the base of the penis to maintain the erection.

Injection therapyInjection Therapy

The diagram demonstrates the technique of penile injection therapy, which works by introducing a vasoactive medication into the erectile tissue of the penis.  These medicines induce improved blood flow to the penis leading to erections, improving erectile firmness and durability.

PumpPenile Prosthesis Pump

An inflatable penile prosthesis is a surgically implanted device for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.  Demonstrated here is a three piece device, activated by squeezing a small pump inside the scrotum.  A small release valve is squeezed at the scrotum to deactivate and deflate the device.

Suppository therapySuppository Therapy

Intraurethral suppository therapy allows the delivery of medication to the penis without needles. A vasoactive substance is placed in the urethra where it dissolves and facilitates formation of an erection.