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Low Intensity Shockwave Therapy (LIST) Specialist

Peter Niemczyk, MD FACS -  - Regenerative Medicine Physician

Center for Sexual & Anti-Aging Medicine

Peter Niemczyk, MD FACS

Regenerative Medicine Physician & Urologist located in Phoenix, AZ & Lakeside, AZ

It is not uncommon for men to experience erectile dysfunction (ED) at some point in their life. One in five US men is affected. There are many causes to this condition damage, making it a part of life and aging. Damaged vessels due to a Western-style diet and sedentary lifestyle is the most common one. Experiencing ED may result in decreased levels of self-confidence and further deterioration of sexual life. If your sexual performance has been hindered by erectile dysfunction or you want to maximize your current sexual performance or you have penile curvature known as Peyronie’s disease, low intensity shockwave therapy (LIST) may be the treatment for you. Learn more about this option at the Center for Sexual and Urinary Function in Glendale or Phoenix, AZ.

Low Intensity Shockwave Therapy (LIST) Q & A

What is LIST?

Low intensity shockwave treatment (LIST) is a cutting-edge noninvasive treatment specifically designed to restore erectile dysfunction. This non-invasive procedure uses the latest technology that improves the blood flow to the penis and regenerates penile tissue. Therefore unlike oral medication or other local treatments, it is durable. The LIST procedure can be performed in-office with minimal downtime and no need for recovery. You can return to your normal schedule and sexual activity shortly after the treatment. The procedure has been advertised under brand names such as CorewaveⓇ, GaineswaveⓇ, Big D WaveⓇ and others.

How does LIST work?

This treatment works by utilizing targeted high-frequency low energy radial sound waves resulting in energy release to penile tissue. The waves stimulate growth factors promoting the formation of new blood vessel and repair of existing ones. They also improve blood flow to the penis by promoting their widening through nitric oxide release. Regeneration and repair is further stimulated by activating penile stem cells. The improved blood flow contributes to increased penile sensitivity, along with stronger erections.

How many treatments will I need?

Each low intensity shockwave (LIST) treatment plan is completely customized to your goals for the procedure. During your consultation, Dr. Niemczyk will discuss the treatment with you and come up with a plan suited for your needs. Combination treatments with oral medication, PT141, platelet-rich plasma or stem cells may be recommended. Most people need 6-12 treatments to achieve the best possible results. The more treatments you have the higher the benefitsTypically you will experience improvement after 6th to 8th treatment but some patients notice an effect on the same day.

How long will my results last?

The studies have shown that 75% patient with mild erectile dysfunction without comorbid conditions such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease will maintain their benefits at 2 years. To decrease your risk factors our office will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your health with Metabolic Code will guide you through dietary and lifestyle changes and help you choose appropriate health supplements. To retain your sexual performance monthly maintenance treatments are offered at discounted prices.

What are the benefits of LIST?

  • Improves sexual performance
  • Increases penile sensation
  • Enhances erection hardness
  • Restorative and regenerative unlike oral medication
  • Noninvasive unlike penile injections
  • Safe and effective

Can I combine LIST I with other therapies?

Shockwave treatment improves retention of stem cells in penile tissue and potentiates growth factor release above the effect of shockwave treatment only. It also works synergistically with platelet-rich plasma.

What about penile curvature?

American Urological Association lists shockwave therapy in the treatment guidelines for Peyronie’s disease as there is overwhelming evidence that it alleviates pain associated with the disease. There is also modest evidence that it decreases the size of the lesion and diminishes the curvature, and when compared to sham treatment it prevents progression of the disease.

Am I a candidate for LIST?

Nearly any man who is seeking treatment for prolonged erectile dysfunction or to improve his sexual performance is a candidate. The best way to determine if low intensity shockwave treatment is for you is by scheduling a consultation with our expert.

Contact us

If you are a male who is struggling with erectile dysfunction, would you like to improve your sexual performance? If the answer is yes, our team is ready to help you determine if LIST is the treatment for you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation at the Center for Sexual and Urinary Function in Phoenix and Lakeside, AZ.

Satisfied Patient Quotes:

P.D., 69 y.o. with ED and Peyronie’s disease 6 days after his first shockwave treatment:

“My shaft soreness decreased, I achieved a firmer erection with Viagra and this morning I had a very strong spontaneous erection.”

G.M., 56 y.o. diabetic with ED with no erection and not responding to oral treatment for 2 years currently on penile injections with Trimix 0.2 mL 10 days after his first shockwave treatment:

“I experienced my first spontaneous morning erection after many years on 3 consecutive days.”

J.P., 64 y.o. able to penetrate in 30% can complete his intercourse in 60% with no treatment that somewhat improves on Viagra after his 1st shockwave treatment:

“I was able to penetrate 2 days later without any problems and my erection was maintained until the end of the intercourse.”

M., 77 y.o. with ED responding to oral treatment with Viagra after his 4th shockwave treatment:

“I was able to achieve an erection without Viagra.”

……...and after his 5th treatment and testosterone replacement therapy:

“I have noticed my first spontaneous morning erection since I started on testosterone 19 months ago.”