Leonard W. Liang, MD
Erectile dysfunction affects about 20 percent of men as they age. At his Los Angeles practice, Dr. Liang uses advanced diagnosis treatments for men with erectile dysfunction to help resolve symptoms and restore confidence.
Erectile dysfunction FAQ
Achieving and maintaining an erection is a complex physiological process that involves hormones, nerves, muscles and blood vessels, as well as the emotions. When a problem arises in any of these areas, erectile dysfunction (ED) can occur. Plus, lifestyle factors can also play a role in ED, and in many men, it's a combination of two or more factors that combine to cause symptoms.
Some of the most common causes of ED include:
Understanding the possible causes is the first step in making sure you get the most appropriate and most effective treatment.
There are several types of treatment for ED, depending on the underlying causes, including:
Penile implants are devices that are surgically placed inside the penis to help achieve and maintain an erection. The devices may comprise semi-rigid rods or inflatable chambers that can be enlarged with a pump that's implanted in the scrotal sac. Penile implants are usually considered only when other methods and treatments for ED have been tried and have been determined to be unsuccessful.
Implantation involves a simple, same-day procedure.