Erectile Dysfunction

Spire Manchester Hospital is home to experienced and highly skilled consultant urological surgeons who provide comprehensive treatment and care to patients with urological problems.

Our consultant urologists are supported by a team of healthcare professionals and nurses who are committed to providing high levels of care to all our patients.

At Spire Healthcare we understand that suffering with erectile dysfunction (impotence) can be distressing. However, we have the skills and expertise to be sensitive to patient privacy and treat you as an individual.

Recent research has enabled us to adopt a  multi-disciplinary approach to treating erectile dysfunction. Whilst once thought to have predominately psychological causes, new evidence suggest that physiological causes play a major role, in particular poor blood flow to the penis. 1

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common problem, thought to affect 30-45% of 40-70 year old men to some degree1. A common cause of erectile dysfunction is reduced blood flow in the penis, called vasculogenic ED. 

Risk factors for erectile dysfunction (impotence)

There may be many or singular risk factors and can include the following:

  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Age – over 40 years
  • Existing vascular disease
  • Some types of medication- including most treatment for blood pressure
  • Obesity
  • High Cholesterol



To establish whether your erectile dysfunction may be related to risk factors associated with vascular disease, our consultant will undertake a full medical history. You may also require the following tests depending on your clinical history.

If you have previously been unresponsive to standard therapies then you and your consultant may also consider undertaking the following additional diagnostic tests.

Your consultant will discuss this with you during your consultation and you can decide which course of diagnostic tests and treatment is right for you.


1  Does low intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy have a physiological effect on erectile function? Short-term results of a randomized, double-blind, sham controlled study. Vardi Y, Appel B, Kilchevsky A, Gruenwald I. J Urol. 2012 May;187(5):1769-75.

ED1000 shockwave treatment for erectile dysfunction

ED-1000 is a new treatment option for erectile dysfunction, which aims to improve blood flow in the penis and cure erectile dysfunction, enabling the patient to achieve and maintain dependable erections.

ED-1000 is designed specifically for the treatment of erectile dysfunction and involves low-intensity shockwaves (similar to ultrasound waves). The shockwaves created by the ED-1000 machine are focused onto the treatment area, stimulating the treated tissues to grow new micro blood vessels. Research suggests that the improved micro vessel network increases the blood supply to the erectile tissue, resulting in improved erection quality.1

This treatment is offered at Spire Manchester Hospital by Consultant Urologist, Mr Vijay Sangar, read more about the ED1000 treatment at Spire Manchester Hospital here.

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