Shockwave Therapy FAQs

Answers from Long Island’s Leading Urologist

Dr. David L. Peters has provided this list of frequently asked questions about shockwave therapy to help patients further understand this erectile dysfunction treatment option. If you have more questions or are interested in the procedure. Call (631) 444-3641 to schedule an appointment at our office in Commack or East Setauket, NY.

More Information about Shockwave Therapy


Shockwave Therapy, also known as low-intensity shockwave therapy or LiSWT, is a noninvasive treatment option for ED designed to repair and strengthen blood vessels in the penis and improve blood flow.

Most men see the benefits within the first three treatments they receive. For other men, however, it may take the full treatment cycle to see a benefits of the procedure.

Dr. David Peters will recommend that you avoid any physical activity, especially sex, for at least 48 hours after and explain the recovery timeline before and after the procedure.

Dr. Peters will use a hand-held probe position it along different parts of your penis. This process typically takes about 15 minutes while the pulses are being safely transmitted via the device. These pulses stimulate the blood flow in your penis, resulting in a longer erection. This process is not painful and does not require any anesthesia.

DUOLITH Shockwave Therapy Machine

Shockwave Therapy Probe

Shockwave Therapy for ED Diagram

Even if you feel no pain after your treatment, Dr. Peters recommends that for 48 hours, you avoid any activity that could cause stress to the treated area.

Shockwave Therapy is painless for and studies have shown there are not many side effects, if any.

No. Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive procedure.

There is no established recommendation for how long the treatment should last or how often it should be administered, but Dr. Peters will discuss follow up appointments with you.

For most men, 6 treatment sessions are performed with 1 week between each session. Rarely additional sessions are needed for treatment.

Schedule Your Appointment for Shockwave Therapy Treatment Today!

If you are interested in Shockwave Therapy treatment for your erectile dysfunction in the Long Island area, please contact Dr. Peters today at (631) 444-3641.

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