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.

Relentless About Helping You Get Your Life Back

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. Our compassionate care team is led by a board-certified, fellowship trained urologist with a level of expertise second to none.

Make An Appointment

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
  • North Shore: Slidell, St. Tammany & Covington: 985-639-3789, ext: 52761
  • West Bank: 504-842-8780
  • Baton Rouge: 225-761-5200

Common Causes of ED

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
  • Parkinson's disease
  • 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.

Treatments We Offer

Oral medications for ED can be a successful treatment option for many men. 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)

Additional treatments we offer include:

  • Testosterone replacement
  • Alprostadil self-injections
  • Alprostadil urethral suppositories
  • Penile pumps
  • Penile implants
  • Psychological counseling
  • Exercise plans
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