Shock wave therapy in urological pain treatment and against erectile dysfunction

Our practice uses acoustic shock wave therapy to treat organic erectile dysfunction (ED), Peyronie’s disease (IPP, Induratio Penis Plastica), and the Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS). Scientific studies have verified the effectiveness of focused shock waves in the treatment of these indications.


Acoustic shockwave therapy (AWT) is often also referred to as ESWT (extracorporeal shockwave therapy) or fLiswth (focused low intensity shockwave therapy). Androwave and Sparkwave are other names for this treatment.


We use the most suitable device from Storz Medical for this treatment, the Duolith Sd1


Erectile dysfunction

Men who suffer from erectile dysfunction are unable to achieve or maintain an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse despite being sexually aroused. The penis does not become firm enough or becomes flaccid prematurely. For those affected, erectile dysfunction is usually stressful and can severely compromise the quality of life.

Penile curvature

Peyronie’s disease is a severe curvature of the penis caused by inflammation and scarring of the corpus cavernosum. For those affected, the curved penis can lead to severe pain during sexual intercourse and even erection problems.


Prostatitis is one of the most common outpatient diagnoses made by urologists. In the vast majority of patients, it is not a bacterial infection, but a chronic non-bacterial inflammation. Prostatitis syndrome is manifested by discomfort of the prostate and the adjacent regions of perineum, anus, rectum, testis and groin.

The advantages of shock wave therapy

  • Treatments without medication/surgery
  • Short treatment time
  • No anesthesia required
  • No side effects
  • No downtime

The shock wave therapy for erectile dysfunction

Since 2010, extracorporeal shock wave therapy is also used to treat vascular erectile dysfunction. Shock waves of low intensity are applied to various spots in the penis. The treatment is uncomplicated and painless, anesthesia is not necessary.

The Treatment

The treatment stimulates the tissue and thus promotes the formation of new blood vessels in the erectile tissue. The result is a better perfusion of the penis, which may lead to improved erectility. One treatment session usually takes about 15 minutes time. Depending on the severity and the patient’s response to the therapy, 6 to 10 treatment sessions will be required.


As an accompanying measure to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, we recommend treatment with the PelviPower System.

Information about Pelvi Power

The first step towards better quality of life

If you suffer from erectile dysfunction you are not an exception – millions of men are affected by it. The good news is: depending on the respective cause, effective treatment options are available these days. Mr. Dr. Ledermann will gladly advise you. 

The shock wave therapy for Peyronie’s disease

Symptoms of IPP

  • Aching penis
  • Plaque in the Tunica albuginea
  • Penis deformation
  • Erectile dysfunction

The Treatment

The scars caused by IPP can systematically be “softened” through the application of extracorporeal shock waves.  At the same time, the bent erectile tissue is being stretched. The condition should improve after a few treatment sessions and treatment should start as early as possible. We recommend complementing the treatment by specific drugs.

Shock wave therapy for chronic prostatitis

Symptoms of CPPS

  • Pain in the lower abdomen, pelvic base, buttocks, anus, testicles, bladder complaints (frequent urinary urgency, voiding disorders)
  • Sexual dysfunction (erectile dysfunction, loss of libido)
  • Reduced quality of life

The Treatment

Chronic-non-bacterial prostatitis can well be treated with shock waves. This therapy is a comparatively new approach which also explains why there are no long-time results on the respective treatment success available yet. However, according to current studies shock wave therapy seems to be a good treatment for prostatitis. As a benefit, ESWT is a non-invasive treatment that does not require any hospital admission, is simple and trouble-free. It does not cause any pain or adverse side effects and can generally be re-applied as often as necessary. Moreover, this treatment does not require any anaesthesia. 

Consultation with Dr. Ledermann

Do you have questions regarding the P-Shot® treatment? Would you like a personal appointment with Dr Ledermann? Feel free to contact us. We are happy to be of assistance.

Tel. +41 44 500 46 46 or write to us.


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