Sexual Health/Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction (ED), the inability to achieve and maintain an erection, is a common condition estimated to affect as many as 30 million men in the United States. Most causes of erectile dysfunction reflect an underlying physical disorder, such as vascular disease, high blood pressure (hypertension), and diabetes, or are related to side effects of medications and certain urological procedures.
The Mount Sinai Sexual Health Program offers a comprehensive approach to the diagnosis and treatment of ED, combining thorough medical evaluation, counseling, and therapeutic interventions. Using the most advanced diagnostic techniques available, our specialists, led by Dr. Natan Bar-Chama, Director of Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, evaluate the possible underlying hormonal, neurogenic, vascular, and psychological causes of sexual dysfunction.
As an expert in ED, Dr. Bar-Chama helps patients navigate the many treatment options that are available, such as vacuum devices, injection therapy, and penile implants. A thorough medical evaluation is essential for men experiencing ED as the exact nature and cause of sexual dysfunction varies among men, and a personalized treatment plan can prevent disappointing results.
Upon the identification of an underlying cause for your ED, your physician will discuss all treatment options with you in detail. Treatment options for ED include:
- Lifestyle changes
- Oral medications
- Hormone replacement therapy
- Intraurethral agents
- Penile injection therapy
- Vacuum Erection Devices
- Penile implants
- Reconstructive surgery
The decision regarding treatment is highly personal. Patients and their partners receive in-depth, expert guidance from our team to help them choose the best option for them.
We Can Help
If you or a loved one is experiencing erectile dysfunction, Dr. Bar-Chama and his team can help. For an appointment, please call 212-241-4812.