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Low Intensity Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy is a new and exciting solution to treat Erectile Dysfunction.

  • Duration:
    15-30 mins
  • Sessions:
    12 sessions

The procedure

Low Intensity Shockwave Therapy is a safe, comfortable procedure for men to optimize sexual performance and to reverse the effects of Erectile Dysfunction (ED) due to poor blood flow.

Shockwave therapy is one of a few investigational therapies being offered in order to restore the normal erectile state of the penis. Several studies have shown a majority of men will experience significant improvement of their erectile dysfunction with minimal risk of side effects. As one of the first clinics across Canada to offer this procedure, we have been performing shockwave therapy for over 5 years. The procedure is still considered investigational by several organizations until further outcome studies are completed.

LISWT utilizes high frequency, low intensity sound waves to improve blood flow to the penis. The sound waves are believed to stimulate the repair of aged blood vessels, stimulate growth of new blood vessels, and stimulate the removal of micro-plaque.

Some of our patients have reported:

  • Return of morning erections
  • More firm, full erections
  • Spontaneous erections without medications
  • Erections with medication, when ineffective before
  • Increased sensation
  • More stamina

How it works

Erections require a sufficient blood supply, and anything that can affect blood flow to the penis — such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes — can lead to ED.

With LISWT, an experienced technician uses a wand-like device to deliver mild shockwaves to the penis. Studies have found that the treatment is associated with a recruitment of stem cells to the penis with further growth of new blood vessels. LISWT resulted in significant improvements in measures of erectile function and penile blood flow.

Each treatment session lasts about 15 minutes. No anesthesia is necessary, and the procedure is near painless.


The benefits for men are clearly the ability to achieve erection that can be maintained during sexual intercourse. LISWT affects more than the body – healthy sexual function contributes to emotional well-being and self-confidence. When worries over performance are removed, both a man and his partner benefit.

The possible benefits of LISWT include:

  • Regain spontaneous response to sexual arousal
  • No pills or pre-planning required before relations
  • Painless
  • No risk to men with health conditions
  • No recovery period or known side effects
  • Safe and quick treatment in a private setting
  • In some studies, improved sexual function can last up to 2 years


Shockwave therapy for ED uses low-intensity acoustic wave energy that transmits energy to the tissues of the penis. Some men may experience temporary mild discomfort or may develop bruising which typically disappears within 1-2 weeks.

No long-term risks have been reported from low-intensity shockwave therapy for ED as utilized in clinical protocols. Because the delivery device is very focused, shockwaves are not delivered outside the intended area when administered by a properly trained specialist


We pride ourselves on our compassionate and approachable nature. We understand the need to take the time to explain complex medical conditions in simple terms to ensure that you and your family are properly informed throughout your patient journey.

Book a consultation with Dr. Steinberg online or call us at 514-312-2821.



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As trusted professionals and experienced physicians, we deliver great results for all of our clients. Our Low Intensity Shockwave Therapy patients report feeling invigorated, confident and more sexually responsive after treatment. Visit us for a consultation to learn more.


Men receive their treatment at our Montreal clinic. It’s delivered with a medical device that directs the energy waves to affected areas. Patients are asked to lower their clothing below the waist.

Dr. Steinberg or his experienced technician will move a wand over the base and shaft of the penis, focusing energy waves on the arteries in the corpora cavernosa.

Men will feel a light vibration during the treatment – no pain, no discomfort. Some may feel tingling afterwards due to the increased blood flow – like you might after your hand or foot falls sleep.

EDSWT takes under a half hour, making the appointment easy to schedule for working men.

There is no downtime or recovery period.

There are no complications to worry about, no prescriptions to fill. There are minimal side effects to procedure, unlike medications.

Men typically see results from the treatment within two weeks. The benefits from treatment typically last up to a year or two.


Will I get a shock?

No, not at all. It’s more like a sound wave than an electric shock wave. Men feel a light vibration during the procedure. The only after effect may be a temporary tingling due to increased blood flow.

Is LISWT treatment safe?

Yes. This procedure appropriates technology that is well proven in other fields of medicine, including cardiology. It’s painless, requires no post treatment recovery period and has no known side effects or complications.

How long does the treatment take?

You can expect to be in and out of the office in an less than hour. The procedure itself takes about 15 minutes.

How soon will I see results?

In our experience, men seem to notice some improvements within a few weeks. Maximum effect may take up to 2 or 3 months. Please note that in studies, there is 20% or more of patients that do not experience significant improvement in erections.

Is one treatment enough?

Typically, more than one round of treatment is recommended (12 sessions). The doctor will discuss the best protocol based on your condition to set a schedule for your treatment.

How long will the results last?

Studies have shown that the majority of men that experience positive results, will still have a beneficial effect beyond a year. Because EDSWT is safe and risk free, men can receive additional treatments any time they’re needed.

The images and/or videos are not presented as a guarantee of result. The results may vary. Patients gave their consent for the publication of images and/or videos.


At Steinberg Urology we pride ourselves on our compassionate care we offer to those facing challenges that affect their quality of life. Our urologists have years of experience and a commitment to excellence.

If you need to discuss this sensitive medical concern, schedule a consultation at our clinic in a safe confidential environment. Let us help you achieve optimal health and wellness in a professional setting.


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