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Erectile Dysfunction

Approximately 30 million men experience erectile dysfunction (ED) every year in the United States. And, while your chance of experiencing ED increases with age, one in four patients going to the doctor for erectile dysfunction for the first time are under the age of 40. At Ochsner, we want you to know that you’re not alone and, regardless of your age, ED is treatable.

Our compassionate care team is led by a board-certified, fellowship trained urologist with a level of expertise second to none. The urological team at Ochsner knows that when you have problems getting or sustaining an erection, it can greatly affect your life. ED can contribute to depression, low self-esteem and can affect your relationship. We encourage you to do what hundreds of men have done before you: stop waiting for things to improve on their own and come to Ochsner for solutions. Even if you’re not responding to medication, we can help.

Don’t wait any longer. To schedule an appointment, give us a call today.

  • Ochsner Medical Center - Jefferson Hwy.: 504-842-4083
  • Baptist: 504-894-2887
  • Kenner & River Parish: 504-464-8588
  • Northshore: Slidell & Covington: 985-639-3789, ext: 52761
  • West Bank: 504-842-8780
  • Baton Rouge: 225-761-5200

ED can happen for a number of reasons. It can be a sign of an underlying health condition, such as:

  • Atherosclerosis (clogged blood vessels)
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Obesity
  • Peyronie's disease
  • Sleep disorders
  • Stress and/or anxiety
  • Substance abuse including alcoholism
  • Tobacco use
  • Treatments for prostate cancer or enlarged prostate
  • Some prescription medications
  • Previous surgeries/injuries affecting the spinal cord or pelvic area

While it’s not uncommon to have a problem with erections every once in a while, when It happens more than occasionally, you should see your doctor.

Oral medications for ED can be a successful treatment option for many men. When medications fail, we offer the following:

  • Testosterone replacement
  • Alprostadil self-injections
  • Alprostadil urethral suppositories
  • Penile pumps
  • Penile implants

Before taking any medication for erectile dysfunction, even over-the-counter remedies, it’s important to get your doctor’s approval. Medicines for ED include:

  • Viagra (Sildenafil)
  • Cialis (Tadalafil)
  • Levitra (Vardenafil)
  • Stendra (Avanafil)

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Map of Ochsner-affiliated facilities that provide services related to Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction Locations

Ochsner Medical Complex - Clearview
4430 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70006
  • Monday – Friday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ochsner Lafayette General Surgical Hospital
1000 West Pinhook Road
Lafayette, LA 70503
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Medical Complex – River Parishes
1900 West Airline Highway
LaPlace, LA 70068
  • 7 days/wk, 24 hrs/day: 11 p.m.-11 p.m.
Ochsner Medical Center – New Orleans
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Health Center - Slidell
2750 East Gause Blvd.
Slidell, LA 70461
  • Monday – Friday: 6:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Saturday: 7 a.m.-11 a.m.
Ochsner Medical Center - West Bank Campus
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA 70056
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge
17000 Medical Center Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Baptist - A Campus of Ochsner Medical Center
2700 Napoleon Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70115
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner
180 West Esplanade Ave.
Kenner, LA 70065
  • Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.