What is GAINSWave™?
According to the official website, GAINSWave™ is "a safe, comfortable and proven procedure for men to optimize sexual performance and to reverse the effects of Erectile Dysfunction (ED) due to poor blood flow." It is NOT a drug or medication and is a surgery free, non-invasive technique utilizing low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy to improve sexual performance. This therapy has been used in Europe for over 15 years now with great success. The GAINSWave™ therapy works by opening existing blood vessels in the penis using high-frequency acoustic waves. It also eliminates micro-plaque within the vessels and stimulates the growth of new blood vessels. The result is increased blood flow to the penis resulting in stronger, harder and more sustainable erections.
The number of treatments varies from patient to patient, but typically 6-12 treatments is recommended. Each session lasts only about 20-30 minutes, yet the benefits have been shown to last for as long as up to two years.
The Technology Of How GAINSWave™ Works
GAINSWave™ utilizes what is known as low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy (LI-ESWT). These shock waves are actuary acoustic waves that carry energy and they can be targeted and very focused on the blood vessels that cause erectile dysfunction in many men. Although it may sound extremely complicated, the following physiological process is what actually takes place:
- The LI-ESWT is focused and interacts with the targeted area to cause mechanical stress and microtrauma.
- This micro-trauma (or stress) results in biological reactions that release what are medically known as angiogenic factors.
- These angiogenic factors then initiate the neovascularization of the area that leads to an increased blood supply to the affected area.
- Finally, the increased blood supply results in a marked improvement of the ED patient's ability to achieve a natural or spontaneous erection (plus maintain his erection).
The underlying functional cause of erectile dysfunction in many men is an insufficient arterial blood flow in the corpora cavernosa that contain the majority of the blood in a man's penis during an erection. By effectively improving the cavernosal arterial flow, low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy has been clinically proven to improve erectile function and has become an effective and noninvasive treatment for ED. Basically, all of the current treatment modalities for ED are ‘on-demand’ therapies and their use is to improve a single sexual encounter. Shockwave therapy so far is the only current ED treatment modality that offers patients a corrective therapy with long lasting positive results.
Additionally, there have been numerous scientific studies to support the results of LI-ESWT treatment of ED. An entire discussion by the US National Library of Medicine. National Institutes of Health (NIH) covers many of them in great detail. Perhaps the study in 2012 conducted by Vardi et al. was the most comprehensive and best documented. o\Of the sixty ED patients studied in the clinical trial, most of the men have been routinely re-evaluated for more than two years and they all report that the beneficial response that was achieved immediately after the shockwave therapy has not diminished.
Are There Side Effects?
No! There are no known side effects to the treatment. GAINSWave therapy is effective and completely painless. Moreover, none of the men in the clinical studies cited above reported any treatment associated pain or any adverse effects or events during or after their treatment.
What are the Benefits?
As compared with the existing traditional treatments being used for erectile dysfunction, LI-ESWT is rather unique. This is because it is actually restorative and corrective of the underlying problem involved with ED and the result can be the enabling of a patient's natural or spontaneous erections. GAINSWave™ helps to improve blood flow to the penis by expanding the existing blood vessels and stimulating the growth of new ones, therefore offering the following benefits:
- Drug Free
- Surgery Free
- Improves Blood Flow
- Improved Erection Quality
- Harder and More Full Erections
- Improved Sexual Performance
- Improved Sensitivity
- Side Effect Free
How is it Different?
GAINSWave is set apart from other Erectile Dysfunction treatments as it is completely safe and non-invasive. It works on the root cause of ED, reduced blood flow to the penis. By correcting this in a non-invasive manner and without medication, the result in long-term effects. The following chart shows the key differences between GAINSWave and other ED treatments.
Questions about GAINSWave™? Contact Philadelphia Urology Associates For Answers
At Philadelphia Urology Associates, Dr. Bruce Sloane is a nationally renowned specialist in Men's Health issues and Age Management Medicine. Throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding areas, patients seek his expertise to treat erectile dysfunction and other sexual performance issues. Using state-of-the-art equipment and having extensive specialized education and training, Dr. Sloane will find the treatments and solutions that will work for you. Additionally, Dr. Sloane is well experienced in GAINSWave™ therapy and is considered perhaps the leading authority in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas with extensive experience using the shock wave treatment for ED [patients.
If you have any questions about the shock wave treatment (or any other treatments available for Erectile Dysfunction and ED), we urge you to contact us now online or call us at (215) 563-1199 today to discuss how we can help you!