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Millions of men suffer from temporary, or ongoing erectile dysfunction. This sexual dysfunction can result in low self-esteem, a lack of self-confidence, and/or shame. Fortunately, there are many remedies for ED available, including medications and non-invasive therapies.

If you’re suffering from ED, reach out for help. It can feel embarrassing, but it is a very common condition. Better yet, for most men, treatment will be successful.


Erectile dysfunction (ED), is a condition in which a man is unable to achieve or keep an erection firm enough for sex. Formerly called impotence, studies report that more than half of men have had at least some form of ED during their life. The occasional difficulty in maintaining or achieving an erection is not a cause for concern.

If you struggle frequently with ED, it’s time to talk with Board-Certified urologist, Dr. Gary Bellman. There are oral medications, as well as sophisticated, new, minimally invasive therapies that can help.


ED may be caused by many factors. One of the primary causes of ED is reduced blood flow, which may result from cardiovascular disease, diabetes, age, alcohol or drug abuse, obesity, smoking, high blood pressure, and hypertension.

ED may also be caused by emotional issues, including fear, depression, or anxiety. Men may also have ED from Peyronie’s disease, where fibrous scar tissue causes issues in both appearance and normal sexual function.


There are numerous treatments available to help men achieve an erection firm enough for sex.

Prescription medications such as Cialis, Levitra, and Viagra have helped many men.

In the video to the right, Dr. Gary Bellman discusses the differences between and the benefits of two of the most popular erectile dysfunction medications, Viagra and Cialis

Now there is a new, painless, effective, and non-invasive procedure known as


a Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shock wave Therapy (Li-ESWT) technology that can help treat ED.

With SoftWave, Low-intensity shock waves (acoustic wave therapy) are used to break up plaque, stimulate the growth of new blood vessels, and enhance sensitivity in the penis.


At the SoCal Urology Institute, Dr. Gary Bellman treats men suffering from ED. He will work with you to determine the most likely cause, before recommending the least disruptive and/or invasive treatment available.

Call 818.912.1899 to schedule a consultation with Board-Certified Urologist Dr. Gary Bellman today.