erectile dysfunction treatment

GAINSWave and Stem Cell Therapy – Breakthrough Treatments for Erectile Dysfunction Now in Denver

Scott Brandt, M.D. Erectile Dysfunction, Research, Stem Cell Therapy

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a problem that has been reaching epidemic numbers – 1 out of 10 men globally suffer from the condition. ED affects not only men, but also their partners; it affects the quality of both their sex life and their overall happiness. When the men seek help for ED, they are often prescribed drugs such as Viagra and Cialis, that only address the symptoms. Worsening blood flow in the penis, the root cause of the problem, remains untreated with medication therapy.

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I am proud to say that thriveMD offers a profound new approach to treating ED. We have been helping ED patients for over five years by providing world class stem cell treatments and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Recently, we have added GAINSWave, a shockwave therapy, to to our treatment options, to maximize ED patient results. While BHRT improves libido and helps restore chemical balance in the genitals, both stem cell therapy and GAINSWave help to regenerate tissue and improve blood flow, the root cause of erectile dysfunction.

How GAINSWave and Stem Cell Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction Work Together

The resulting improvement in blood flow helps any man, not only those with erectile dysfunction, to obtain stronger, larger and more sustainable erections.

GAINSWave, also known as extracorporeal shockwave therapy, applies high frequency acoustical waves to the male genitals. This painless treatment helps break up the micro-plaque in existing blood vessels and stimulate the growth of new blood vessels, improving erectile dysfunction. There are over 40 clinical studies demonstrating greater than 75% success rate in treating erectile dysfunction with shockwave therapy.

By utilizing the patient’s own adult stem cells and growth factors, stem cell therapy for erectile dysfunction, is carried out by injecting this combination of regenerative cells into the penis. This has the potential to regenerate nerves, blood vessels, and erectile tissue to restore erectile function.

The combined application of these two therapies can work synergistically to maximize the reversal of ED symptoms. By helping the body to reestablish blood flow with GAINSWave, and additionally delivering stem cells to the damaged nerves and tissues, these two therapies are revolutionizing the way erectile dysfunction is treated.

An interesting benefit of GAINSWave is that the sound waves also have the ability to activate dormant stem cells in the penile tissue, further improving tissue regeneration. Other areas of synergy between GAINSWave therapy and stem cell treatments for ED include:

  • Addressing blood flow, the root cause of erectile dysfunction
  • Stronger and more sustainable erections
  • Medication-free
  • Out-patient & minimally invasive
  • Supported by scientific studies (e.g. GAINSWave, stem cells for ED)

The Cons of Treating Erectile Dysfunction with Medication

We strive to provide ongoing education to our patients about the procedures performed at thriveMD as well as medication therapy. Here are some of the drawbacks of medication therapy in the treatment of ED:

  • Addresses only the symptoms, not the root cause
  • May increase blood pressure
  • The need to take a pill 30-60 minutes prior to sex limits spontaneity
  • Benefits of oral medications for ED cease when the patient stops taking them

The Future of Treating ED

It is no longer the case that erectile dysfunction is primarily attributed to psychological causes. Currently, the majority of cases have been demonstrated to be due to underlying organic disease causing diminished blood flow. The best treatments to reverse erectile dysfunction create improved blood flow and build stronger penile tissue. Our goal is to provide the best regenerative medical solutions to boost both sexual and overall health.

In 2018 and years to come, GAINSWave and autologous stem cell treatments are going to prove to be the best clinical strategies available for the treatment of erectile dysfunction – by specifically addressing the underlying cause of the disease process.

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Linda Gerrans
Linda Gerrans
19:37 14 Dec 17
When I was told by an orthopedic doctor I needed double knee replacement I chose stem cell therapy instead. Stem cell therapy has helped me get through my days without the pain I was experiencing and enjoy the activities I was unable to because of the pain.
John Beeman
John Beeman
23:05 08 Jan 17
I just wanted to give an update regarding the stem cell procedure performed by Dr. Brandt at Thrive about 3 years ago. My range of motion continues to improve--remarkable at 64.I skied 150k in 5 days last week and never iced my knee once. I can't remember skiing that many feet w/out having to ice in the last 20 years. The knee treated has been without an acl since I was 18 and is pretty severely arthritic,but I am getting better performance now than I have in recent memory. Thank you, Dr. Brandt!!
Lisa Harris
Lisa Harris
15:59 02 Jan 17
After struggling with an Achilles injury for 1 1/2 years and trying everything to heal it - steroid, physical therapy, wearing a boot, no activity, stretching, etc - I decided to have stem cell therapy at It was a short procedure and an afternoon of post op recovery, which after 6-8 weeks, resulted in a full recovery from my injury. This seemed to finally stimulate blood flow and healing to an injury I had resigned myself to having forever. I highly recommend this procedure for tendon injuries like this one.
Zvezdomir Zamfirov
Zvezdomir Zamfirov
03:55 14 Nov 16
I am a pain management physician myself. I am 52, and physically very active. I still play soccer competitively. Six months ago I suffered a hip injury with a labrum tear. Due to the pre-existing wear and tear, the only conventional treatment, which was offered to me was total hip replacement. I wanted to remain physically active and continue to play sports, so I decided that this is not the best option for me. I choose instead to try stem-cell therapy. Ten days ago I had my procedure done by Dr. Brandt, and since then I have nothing but positive things to say about him and his practice. Everyone in his office was extremely welcoming and put me at ease and comfort about my procedure. The procedure went very smooth. And I did not have ANY post procedure pain or discomfort. I had no need for any pain medication. I was back to work seeing patients on the 2nd day after the procedure. My hip already feels noticeably better. I have the second procedure scheduled in four weeks, and I am confident that in another 3-4 weeks I'll be back playing soccer again. Thank you, Dr. Brandt and team for taking such excellent care of me.
John Reilly
John Reilly
13:44 04 Nov 16
I saw Dr Brandt on 8/8/16 for a lower back stem cell injection. From the injection, I got a serious infection in my lower spine. As a result, I spent 2 days in the Vail hospital and have been on daily IV antibiotics for the past 8 weeks. A few weeks after the injection, I started feeling increased pain which was a different pain than before my injection. It was much sharper and a shooting pain. I communicated this information to Dr Brandt and his staff. There only response and treatment was stronger pain meds. oral and injected steroids (the worst thing to do when an infection is present). The pain became so intense and debilitating, I finally made an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon. Their team quickly discovered from listening to my symptoms and reviewing a new MRI that I had an infection. I also discovered from a search on DORA that over the past 13 years Dr Brandt's has a history of incidents with the DORA which regulates medical professionals. Over this time, his license was suspended for a period of time and is he currently practicing on probation through 2019. At one point, the AG said he was unfit to practice medicine.
Laurel Wilkerson
Laurel Wilkerson
21:22 08 Aug 16
Great job by the Thrive MD team in Edwards. With a torn achilles tendon, I was really opposed to surgery. When I discovered Dr. Brandt and team, I was thrilled. They are most professional and explained every step of the process and procedure for treatment options. I am on the road to recovery, and I am so thankful to have discovered Thrive. Before you let an orthopedic doc operate, take the time to explore and discuss stem cell therapy. Thrive MD made the process easy and convenient. Thanks! One year later update - ankle is doing great. Skied 52 days in 2015-16. Hiking, biking and all are no problem. Great team of caring people who know their business.
Karen Taylor
Karen Taylor
02:10 09 Dec 15
I am so happy to have found Thrive this past summer. After being told by 3 Dr's that I need a knee replacement I was feeling very discouraged. 2 1/2 years ago I had a very bad skiing accident and destroyed my tibial plateau. After surgery and physical therapy I was no where near where I wanted to be functioning physically. I couldn't hike, ski, or basically do anything active without constant pain. I went to Thrive and got my hormones balanced, got my energy level back up to where I like it to be and had several stem cell treatments on my knee. It was not an instant fix, but over the past 6 months it has continually started to feel better. I just skied 3 hard days in a row in Beaver Creek, with no swelling and very little pain! I am back to functioning at about 80% of my capacity. I'm thrilled with the progress and hope to continue to improve as I continue to be active this winter. I am so happy not to have a knee replacement and to be able to keep my own knee. Thank you Dr. Brandt.
Sylvia Baldwin
Sylvia Baldwin
00:00 26 Apr 15
Dr. Brandt is the best! I've been seeing him altogether for around 15 years now for corticosteroid injections for pain and would never want to see anyone else. He is very skilled with the needle and getting the injections done in exactly the right places. In addition, I've found Dr. Brandt to be a very concerned and caring individual; he's a great listener who clearly gives a lot of thought to what the best approach is going to be in dealing with the situation the patient describes. I've found that he always takes as much time as necessary to assess the situation; dealing with Dr. Brandt is such an entirely different experience than virtually every other meeting I've had with various surgeons and other M.D.'s. His staff is also very friendly, helpful and kind--as I said, he's the best...and well worth the drive to Edwards!
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