Why Yale Urology
At Yale Urology, we understand that erectile dysfunction takes many forms and has many causes. Our team members are dedicated to providing the compassionate care, support, and information you need to move forward confidently with your treatment process.
Almost all cases of erectile dysfunction are treatable. The greatest impediment to treatment is embarrassment. Yale Urology offers care without judgment and is committed to helping patients with ED restore erectile function.
Yale Urology offers a host of advanced medical and surgical procedures to address erectile dysfunction. Most cases of ED are effectively addressed by correcting the underlying health condition, or through commonly available medications.
When other treatments prove ineffective, our surgeons can provide this safe and effective way to restore sexual function. Minimally invasive penile implant surgery is performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia, with most patients recovering full sexual function in four to six weeks.
Other treatment options include penile vascular surgeries, in which leaking or obstructed blood vessels are surgically repaired. These approaches are not appropriate for everyone, but can dramatically improve sexual function for patients who require such treatment.
Our doctors are at the forefront of research in men’s health issues, including research for erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular disease and the vascular biology of erectile dysfunction. We continually integrate the latest in science-based medicine and innovative approaches into our practice to offer patients safer and more effective treatments.
About Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence, or “ED” for short, refers to “the inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse.” Nearly 1 in 5 men suffer from a form of erectile dysfunction, a disorder that is in almost all cases readily treatable.
Erectile dysfunction usually has a physical cause, which can sometimes be part of an underlying health condition for which you should seek treatment, such as a heart condition or diabetes. Because of its deeper health implications, erectile dysfunction should never be ignored.