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Erectile Dysfunction
and Vasectomy

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is a common condition that affects millions of men worldwide, causing difficulties in achieving and maintaining satisfactory erections. One concern that some men have is whether a vasectomy, a surgical procedure for male contraception, can contribute to the development of ED.

Our experts advise that men who are in this situation should approach us if they are having problems with sexual intercourse, as it may be as a result of psychological factors, anxiety or an indication of poor health and should be investigated and assessed.


This can be done in the strictest confidence - Your history is totally confidential and not shared with third parties.





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Understanding Vasectomy

A vasectomy is a minor surgical procedure that involves cutting or blocking the vas deferens tubes, which are responsible for transporting sperm from the testes to the urethra. It is an effective method of permanent male contraception.

Contrary to popular belief, a vasectomy does not directly affect the organs or processes involved in achieving an erection.


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Erectile Function and Psychological Factors

While a vasectomy itself does not cause ED; some men may experience psychological factors that could impact their sexual health. It has been observed that a small percentage of men may feel a sense of loss or anxiety regarding their masculinity after undergoing a vasectomy.

This emotional distress can lead to a decrease in libido, even though their erectile function remains unchanged. It is essential to address these psychological factors through open communication, counselling, and support to mitigate their impact on sexual well-being.





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Erectile Dysfunction and Vasectomy Research Findings

Clinical research has investigated the relationship between Erectile Dysfunction and Vasectomy, aiming to determine if there is a causal link between the two. Studies have produced varying results, with some suggesting a potential association between vasectomy and ED, while others have found no significant correlation. The prevalence of ED attributed to vasectomy has been reported to range from 5% to as high as 28% in different studies.

Recent research in this field has focused on understanding the underlying mechanisms of ED and its potential association with vasectomy. One area of investigation has been the impact of vasectomy on blood flow to and from the penis. Erectile function relies on sexual stimulation, which triggers a series of events leading to the relaxation of smooth muscle tissue in the penis and the expansion of penile arteries, allowing increased blood flow. In men with ED, issues related to blood flow can hamper the ability to achieve and maintain erections.

Another recent study published in 2020 revealed, that men after undergoing a vasectomy experience markedly improved erectile function, orgasms, and sexual satisfaction and feel safer and more confident in their sexual lives after surgery. However, if this is not true in your case you should contact us.

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Treatment Options

When addressing ED, it is crucial to explore treatment options that target the underlying causes and promote healthy erectile function. While medications such as “little blue pills”, have been widely used, their long-term effectiveness may diminish over time.




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Shockwave Therapy for Treating ED following Vasectomy

We have found that Focused Shockwave Therapy (FSWT) treatment for ED is often suitable for treating men who have had a vasectomy. This innovative therapy targets the vascular system, stimulating the creation of new blood vessels, regenerating existing ones, and significantly improving nerve and surrounding tissue function. By enhancing blood flow to the erectile tissues, FSWT enables individuals to achieve natural erections without relying on pills or methods that may interfere with foreplay, offering a potential avenue for individuals seeking non-pharmaceutical solutions.

The erectile dysfunction therapy we undertake at our clinic is performed using the latest Swiss engineered technology shockwave system, the STORZ DUOLITH® SD1 which provides ultra-focused shock wave therapy, superior to radial shockwave used by many other practitioners and which is the most advanced device of its kind available today.

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Using Functional Magnetic Stimulation to Treat ED

We also use Functional Magnetic Stimulation (FMS) to treat men who have ED. FMS is a non-invasive treatment modality that uses high-intensity electromagnetic fields to stimulate nerves in the pelvic area, which can improve blood flow to the penis. FMS helps improve penile blood flow and erectile function by addressing important underlying factors that contribute to ED.




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