Urology Center Of Palm Beach Introduces Innovative ED Treatment

Dr. Diego Rubinowicz

Board-certified urologist and founder of the Urology Center of Palm Beach, Dr. Diego Rubinowicz, recently announced that his practice will now offer shockwave therapy, also known as low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy (Li-ESWT), as a treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED).

ED is a sexual dysfunction that is increasingly prevalent with age. Men affected by ED are unable to develop or maintain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse despite being sexually stimulated. According to the BJU International Journal, ED could affect as many as 76.5 percent of men during their lifetimes, and according to Sexual Medicine, a third of men may be affected by severe ED.

Shockwave therapy is an alternative to traditional treatments, such as oral medications (Viagra, Levitra and Cialis), vacuum erection devices, injectable medications and intra-urethral suppositories. When treating ED with shockwave therapy, low-intensity shock waves are applied to different treatment zones on the penis and on the perineum. Using targeted high-energy sound waves, Li-ESWT can speed up tissue repair, as well as improve blood flow, nerve regeneration and cell growth, which subsequently help with erections that rely on healthy blood flow. Numerous studies have attributed Li-ESWT with significant improvement in erectile function.

“I am thrilled to now be able to offer an alternative treatment for erectile dysfunction,” said Rubinowicz, who has been in private practice in Palm Beach County since 2001. “We now have a treatment for those patients who are diabetic or simply don’t respond to oral medications. This shockwave treatment will be a new option for those suffering with ED and truly give them hope.”

The Urology Center of Palm Beach focuses on men’s health, prostate health, kidney stones, bladder health, urinary conditions, oncology, sexual health and more.

The practice is committed to providing personalized, compassionate and state-of-the art urological care to men and women. The practice believes in educating, guiding and empowering patients. The Urology Center of Palm Beach strives to offer its patients the most innovative technology and latest procedures available.

The Urology Center of Palm Beach is located on the campus of Palms West Hospital and offers bilingual (English and Spanish) options. For more information, or to schedule a consultation, call (561) 615-1234 or visit www.urologycenterofpalmbeach.com.