The National Institute of Health estimates that one in 5 men over the age of 65 experiences erectile dysfunction, or ED, which occurs when a man cannot obtain or keep an erection satisfactory for sexual intercourse. While occasional erection trouble may not necessarily raise concern, lasting erectile dysfunction can cause significant personal stress and strain on relationships. Uncertainty about the cause behind erectile dysfunction or apprehension about possible treatment may prevent some from seeking help, but the understanding of the physical nature of ED has made significant advancements in recent years, and many successful treatments are now commonly employed with great success.
Many of the pioneering medical and surgical protocols utilized in the treatment of erectile dysfunction were first implemented here at OHSU, establishing the exemplary program that flourishes today. We serve as a major referral and high volume center for patients around the Pacific Northwest, and boast some of the top surgeons in the nation with the most training and experience in treating erectile dysfunction.