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Linear shockwave therapy (LSWT) is a new non-invasive therapy that takes advantage of the low-intensity shock waves’ ability to create new blood vessels which therefore improves penile blood flow.

Why you might need it

LSWT is a new non-invasive therapy that takes advantage of the low-intensity shock waves’ ability to create new blood vessels which therefore improves penile blood flow.  This controlled increase in blood flow causes an improved erection.

The advantages of LSWT are:

  • Full organ coverage for improved effectiveness
  • Shorter treatment protocol – four treatment sessions lasting about 20 minutes each
  • Hands free treatment
  • Non-invasive
  • Pain-free

The device, known as Renova, is the first of its kind. Renova studies have shown an 80% success rate for people who had previously been taking PDE5 inhibitors such as Viagra.

Linear Shockwave Therapy (LSWT) is a new method of treatment for men suffering from erectile dysfunction (impotence). Spire South Bank Hospital are proud to provide this innovative treatment and we are one of the first in the country to have this equipment.

LSWT is a new non-invasive therapy that takes advantage of the low-intensity shock waves’ ability to create new blood vessels which therefore improves penile blood flow.  This controlled increase in blood flow causes an improved erection.

Who will do it?

Our patients are at the heart of what we do and we want you to be in control of your care. To us, that means you can choose the consultant you want to see, and when you want. They'll be with you every step of the way.

All of our consultants are of the highest calibre and benefit from working in our modern, well-equipped hospitals.

Our consultants have high standards to meet, often holding specialist NHS posts and delivering expertise in complex sub-speciality surgeries. Many of our consultants have international reputations for their research in their specialised field.

The advantages of LSWT are:

  • Full organ coverage for improved effectiveness
  • Shorter treatment protocol – four treatment sessions lasting about 20 minutes each
  • Hands free treatment
  • Non-invasive
  • Pain-free

The device, known as Renova, is the first of its kind. Renova studies have shown an 80% success rate for people who had previously been taking PDE5 inhibitors such as Viagra.

Before your treatment

You will have a formal consultation with a healthcare professional. During this time you will be able to explain your medical history, symptoms and raise any concerns that you might have.

We will also discuss with you whether any further diagnostic tests, such as scans or blood tests, are needed. Any additional costs will be discussed before further tests are carried out.

Mr Terry Chen, Consultant Urological Surgeon, is one of the first consultants in the country to use the Renova device. Patients will have an initial consultation with Mr Chen to assess their suitability for this treatment. This is then followed by four treatment sessions (one per week) with four applications per session.

For more information regarding Linear Shockwave Therapy (LSWT) please contact us on 01905 362 252.

Preparing for your treatment

We've tried to make your experience with us as easy and relaxed as possible.

For more information on visiting hours, our food, what to pack if you're staying with us, parking and all those other important practicalities, please visit our patient information pages.

Our dedicated team will also give you tailored advice to follow in the run up to your visit.

The procedure

The device produces a shockwave with a probe, which is held by the clinician and delivers the low intensity shockwave to the smooth muscle in the penis. As the focused shockwaves pass through the skin and into the tissue they cause an effect within.

The low intensity shock waves result in new blood vessel generation (neovascularisation) which increases the blood flow to the penis when gaining an erection. Studies have shown that this treatment appears to rehabilitate the tissue within the penis leading to an improvement in erectile function.

Mr Terry Chen, Consultant Urological Surgeon, is one of the first consultants in the country to use the Linear Shockwave Therapy. Patients will have an initial consultation with Mr Chen to assess their suitability for this treatment. This is then followed by four treatment sessions (one per week) with four applications per session.

For more information regarding Linear Shockwave Therapy (LSWT) please contact us on 01905 362 252.

Aftercare

Many patients report an improvement within a few weeks however, even though there is an improvement, it is important to complete a full course of treatment. Clinical studies have now shown that men who are unable to take oral treatments for erectile dysfunction or who do not respond to oral treatments can regain their erections or maintain harder erections following low intensity shock wave treatment.

Why choose Spire?

We are committed to delivering excellent individual care and customer service across our network of hospitals, clinics and specialist care centres around the UK. Our dedicated and highly trained team aim to achieve consistently excellent results. For us it's more than just treating patients, it's about looking after people.

How much does it cost?

A fixed price for this treatment may be available on enquiry and following an initial consultation.

You can trust Spire South Bank Hospital to provide you with a single, fixed price (1) so there are no surprises. And, through our carefully chosen partner (2) you can even be considered for interest free finance.

We’re here to help you with making these important choices, so you’re then free to concentrate on your treatment and on getting back to being you.

(1) Important: Please read Spire’s terms and conditions for full details of what’s included and excluded in your fixed price* when paying for yourself.

(2) Zebra Finance Ltd trading as Zebra Health Finance , Lincoln House, Stephensons Way, Wyvern Business Park, Derby, DE21 6LY. 

Important to note

The treatment described on this page may be adapted to meet your individual needs, so it's important to follow your healthcare professional's advice and raise any questions that you may have with them.