Lakeshore Urology

Lakeshore Urology , PLC
Serving Grand Haven, Muskegon, Shelby and the Lakeshore of West Michigan  (616) 604-8363

Erectile Dysfunction Treatments

Viagra for Erectile Dysfunction

Oral Medications

Pros:  Work well for many men, minimally invasive (only a pill), minimal side effects (headache, stuffy nose, "hungover feeling"). 
Cons:  Poor insurance reimbursement, cannot use if using using nitrates for chest pain.  Many have to be taken on an empty stomach for best effectiveness.
Vacuum Erection Device
Vacuum Erection Device

Pros: No medication side effects, non invasive, paid well by insurance
Cons:  Can be difficult to use, may decrease sensation
Alprostodil Injection for Erectile Dysfunction

Penile Injections

Pros:  Works very well in most men causing very firm erection.

Cons: Must inject each time, erections can be painful especially the first few times, generic version has limited shelf life.

MUSE for Erectile Dysfunction


Pros:  No injection needed, can cause very firm erection like PGE injection.

Cons:  Not reimbursed well by insurance, insertion can  be uncomfortable.

MUSE Website

Penile Implant for Erectile Dysfunction
Penile Implants

Work very well, can cause increased girth and some length, works when needed.  Reimbursed well by insurance companies.
Cons:  Major surgery with risk of infection, failure, etc.  Can fail later, no going back to other options after surgery.