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The Boston Medical Group is successful with the DUOLITH® SD1 in the treatment of ED

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined as the inability to achieve and/or maintain an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual intercourse. While most often associated with older men, erectile dysfunction is a common problem for men of all ages.
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DUOLITH® SD1 with focused Shock Waves

The Boston Medical Group is a global alliance of over 100 medical centers that are specialized in the treatment of ED. Clinics can be found around the world, with locations across the United States, Latin America and Europe. The Boston Medical Group follows a very strong concept, »The Boston Method®«, which is the result of 20 years of experience. This "Method" is based on the unique understanding that treating sexual dysfunction requires a personalized assessment and treatment program for each patient. Typically, affected patients wait 3 - 4 years until they decide to ask for medical help. Even today, ED is a very sensitive issue or rather a taboo subject in society. With Boston Medical everything starts with an initial call from the patient to a free hotline. Patients receive an appointment for the first consultation at short notice. Every consultation at a Boston Medical clinic is private and anonymous, there are no waiting rooms. Each patient is assigned a room of his own, providing perfect privacy.

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Boston Medical Group – Inside the Clinics

Common treatment methods for ED are pharmaceuticals: PDE-5-inhibitors like »the blue pill« and intracavernous therapy. If these methods are no longer sufficient, surgical intervention used to be the last resort. Fortunately, shock wave therapy has been increasingly used in the last two years as a forward-looking and promising treatment method for the urological management of ED. Originally, shock waves were used to disintegrate kidney stones and, later on, to treat orthopedic indications. Shock waves have a stimulating and activating effect on penile blood flow and metabolism to improve penile hemodynamics.

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Treatment of ED with ESWT – Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy; Focused (F-SW) Handpiece

The Boston Medical Group has been using shock wave therapy for 12 months with a very impressive success rate. Worldwide, more than ten thousand patients with ED have been treated with shock waves by Boston Medical. In Spain alone, more than 1000 patients have been treated in 10 medical centres with the shock wave device DUOLITH® SD1 within the last few months, generating an amazing success rate of 80%. A very important observation is that all patients were able to reduce the medication to the minimum dose or even stop taking it completely. In many cases, a planned surgery could be cancelled due to the erectile improvement by shock wave therapy. The Boston Medical Group is now introducing shock wave therapy with the DUOLITH® SD1 in its ED clinics in Brazil, Colombia and Peru.

Shock wave therapy seems to become a very effective alternative and complementary therapy to common treatment methods for erectile dysfunction. Patient compliance is very high; the therapy is non-invasive and painless and the quality of life improves.

References:
Lars Lund, Milad Hanna, et al., To investigate whether low-intensity ESWT can be used as a treatment for men with erectile dysfunction (ED). ESWT: TREATMENT OF ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION – PRELIMINARY STUDY REPORT
Published Paper on http://informahealthcare.com/eprint/tkuFYvCTJTCmde4yE7kI/full

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