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Sexual Health Specialist

Mehran Movassaghi, MD

Urologists located in Santa Monica, CA

If you’re suffering from erectile dysfunction, you can count on expert diagnosis and treatment from Mehran Movassaghi, MD, in Santa Monica, California. Dr. Movassaghi offers the latest in treatment options such as low intensity shock wave therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. After careful diagnosis and evaluation of your condition, Dr. Movassaghi creates a customized treatment plan catered to your level of desire, lifestyle and sexual health goals. For discrete and compassionate help if you’re suffering from erectile dysfunction, call the office or contact us through email to schedule an appointment any time.

Sexual Health Q & A

What is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction, also known as ED or impotence, is defined as the inability to attain and maintain an erection such that sexual intercourse is possible. Not being able to maintain an erection from time to time is normal, but consistently having this issue may mean you are suffering from ED.

What causes erectile dysfunction?

Achieving an erection is a finely orchestrated event that begins in your brain and involves the cooperation of your hormones, emotions, nerves, muscles, and blood vessels. A problem with any of these players can result in ED. It’s more common as you get older, and also if you have high blood pressure (hypertension), pre-existing heart disease, or diabetes.


Other potential causes include:


  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Relationship issues
  • Injuries
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Smoking
  • Damage from cancer or surgery


During your consultation, Dr. Movassaghi carefully evaluates your individual condition to determine its root cause.

How is erectile dysfunction diagnosed?

Your initial visit with Dr. Movassaghi involves pertinent medical questions, medical history review, and a thorough physical exam. He also sometimes performs a hormone screen.

How is erectile dysfunction treated?

Underlying health issues that are causing your ED may involve your primary doctor. However, Dr. Movassaghi offers the following ED-specific treatment options that work in conjunction with your primary care:


  • In-office ultrasound evaluation with penile Doppler
  • Medical therapy, including injections, low intensity shockwave treatments, platelet rich plasma (PRP) infusions and urethral suppository insertions
  • Surgical management


Dr. Movassaghi’s office also provides two treatment options that are revolutionary in nature, shock wave therapy and PRP injections.


Shockwave therapy is considered a game changer for treating ED due to its potential to reverse the condition. Treatment involves low-intensity sound waves that clear up accumulated plaque in your blood vessels and encourage new blood vessels to grow, thus relieving your ED.


PRP injection delivers platelet-rich plasma directly to your penis. This procedure involves drawing natural, regenerative cells from your bloodstream and then refining those cells using an advanced centrifuge to attain a high concentration of platelets.


Once inserted, the platelets release growth factors that bring in stem cells and new blood vessels to your penis. In turn, your ability to get and maintain an erection can be dramatically improved. You can expect improved erections for up to 18 months or longer following PRP therapy.


You don’t have to suffer from ED alone. Call the office or make an appointment online today to meet with Dr. Movassaghi.