Erectile Dysfunction Specialist

San Fernando Valley Urological Associates

Urologists located in Tarzana, CA & West Hills, CA

Erectile dysfunction may impact one in five American males 20 years of age or older during their lifetime. Roughtly 50% of men over 40 years of age have a degree of erectile dysfunction. The experts at San Fernando Valley Urological Associates specialize in advanced erectile dysfunction treatments. To find out which erectile dysfunction treatment is right for you, call the office in Tarzana or West Hills, California, today to schedule an appointment. You can also book one online.

Erectile Dysfunction Q&A

What is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction is the inability to get or sustain an erection that’s firm enough to engage in intercourse.

While many men occasionally have trouble getting an erection, ongoing dysfunction could require treatment. The San Fernando Valley Urological Associates team recommends scheduling a diagnostic evaluation if you have concerns about your sexual health and ability to keep a healthy erection.

You should also schedule an erectile dysfunction evaluation if you have underlying health issues or risk factors that can contribute to erectile dysfunction. These risk factors include:

  • Obesity
  • Heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking history
  • Sleep disorders 
  • Endocrine problems such as hypogonadism
  • Neurologic disorders
  • History of pelvic surgery

Mental health problems like depression and anxiety can also cause erectile dysfunction, as can stress.

How is erectile dysfunction diagnosed?

The team at San Fernando Valley Urological Associates offers thorough diagnostic testing for erectile dysfunction. You can expect a physical exam and tests like:

  • Blood work
  • Urine tests
  • Psychological exam
  • Ultrasound imaging

Because there are many underlying causes of erectile dysfunction, the team works to identify what could be contributing to your condition. Once they understand what’s triggering your erectile dysfunction, the urology specialists will customize a treatment plan to improve the health of your erections.

What treatments are available for erectile dysfunction?

The urology team at San Fernando Valley Urological Associates offer a variety of advanced treatments for erectile dysfunction, including penile prosthesis surgery using:

AMS 700™

AMS 700 is Boston Scientific’s inflatable penile prosthesis that enhances the quality of your erections. You can use the one-touch button to inflate the prosthesis when you’re ready for sex and deflate the device just as quickly.

Tactra™

Tactra by Boston Scientific is a malleable penile implant that goes entirely into the shaft of the penis to improve erections. Men can position the device into place for sex and easily conceal it afterward.

AMS Ambicor™

Boston Scientific’s AMS Ambicor is a penile implant that is easy to use and discreet. The implant contains cylinders that fill with fluid when you squeeze the pump implanted in your scrotum. This creates a natural-looking erection that will last as long as you need it to.

The urology team can also treat erectile dysfunction with injections. These injections contain medications that dilate (open) the arteries of the penis to create an erection firm enough for sex. You give yourself the injections before sexual activity.

Don’t be embarrassed by erectile dysfunction. Get the help you need by calling the San Fernando Valley Urological Associates office nearest you today or by booking an appointment online.