Erectile Dysfunction Specialist

Urology Specialty Care of Miami -  - Urologist

Urology Specialty Care of Miami

Urologists located in Miami, FL

Erectile dysfunction is more common than you may realize, affecting an estimated 10-25% of men at some point in their lifetime. Dr. Daniel Martinez of Urology Specialty Care of Miami has the expertise needed to determine the underlying cause of your erectile dysfunction and to implement treatment that restores your sex life. To get help for erectile dysfunction, call the office in Miami, Florida, or use online booking to schedule an appointment.

Erectile Dysfunction Q & A

What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse. Although lifestyle factors such as excessive alcohol use and smoking cigarettes have an impact, erectile dysfunction often develops due to an underlying disease or health condition, such as:

  • High blood pressure
  • Enlarged prostate or BPH
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Chronic sleep disorder

Additionally, many prescription medications can lead to erectile dysfunction, including drugs used to treat hypertension, glaucoma, and depression.

How is Erectile Dysfunction Diagnosed?

Dr. Martinez reviews your medical and sexual history and performs a physical examination to evaluate your penis and prostate, and to look for circulatory, hormonal, and nervous system problems.

Laboratory testing usually includes a full blood workup, urinalysis, and hormone testing. Dr. Martinez may also talk with you about any relationship or psychological factors that could affect sexual performance.

He may perform a diagnostic procedure to evaluate blood vessels in your penis. They do this by injecting a vasodilator to test whether your blood vessels are capable of dilating to cause an erection.

Diagnostic ultrasound may be done to look for problems with your prostate and other internal structures that affect sexual function. In some cases, using Doppler ultrasound, Dr. Martinez evaluates blood flow through your penis.

How is Erectile Dysfunction Treated?

Your treatment for erectile dysfunction may contain one or more of the following, depending on what is causing the problem:

  • Underlying Health Conditions: You’ll need treatments that target any underlying health condition that affects your ability to have or sustain an erection. You may also need to change your medications if they contribute to erectile dysfunction.
  • Medication: Sildenafil, vardenafil, tadalafil, and avanafil are four medications available to help you get and maintain an erection. They work by relaxing smooth muscles and increasing blood flow to your penis following sexual stimulation. Medications that cause an erection without sexual stimulation are available in two forms: by self-injection or with a suppository.
  • Vacuum Device: A vacuum device causes an erection by pulling blood into your penis. The device includes an elastic ring that stays on your penis up to 30 minutes to maintain your erection.
  • Surgery: Dr. Martinez may recommend surgery to implant an inflatable device or rebuild arteries to increase blood flow to the penis. Don’t continue to experience the anxiety of erectile dysfunction; call Urology Specialty Care of Miami or book an appointment online.