Erectile Dysfunction Therapies: GAINSWave & P-Shot

If Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is affecting your quality of life, we can help. At Belcara Health, we offer specially designed treatments to address the root cause of your ED and help you enjoy an active, healthy, satisfying sex life again.

What is Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is the inability to achieve and maintain an erection long enough to have sex. ED can be more than emasculating; it can ruin the quality of a man’s life. Unfortunately, it is a common condition, with over 23 million men in the US affected. Most sexually active men experience some form of ED during their lives, but these experiences are usually short-lived and resolve themselves.  Persistent ED usually points to a larger health problem and has the potential to impact your quality of life severely.

What causes ED?

There are many internal systems involved in your ability to get an erection, including your blood vessels, hormones, nerves, muscles, and emotions. A problem with any one of these systems can lead to ED, but the most common is vascular disease or abnormal function of the arteries and blood vessels that bring blood to the penis.

Blood flow is critical to an erection. When a man is sexually stimulated, his arteries widen so that the penis can fill with blood and become erect. As men age, the blood vessels in the penis weaken and fill with micro-plaque, just as they do elsewhere in the body over time. These conditions hinder blood flow to the penis, resulting in weaker erections. In more severe cases, men are unable to achieve an erection at all.

How is ED treated?

For many years, men with ED have resorted to oral medications. While these medications, such as Viagra and Cialis, provide temporary relief, they don’t address the root cause of ED and can bring unwanted side-effects and risks.

At Belcara Health our team will help you treat the root cause of your ED. Using specialized treatments, including GAINSWave Therapy and P-Shot Therapy, we can improve the health and function of the blood vessels and nerve tissues that supply blood to the penis. These groundbreaking, minimally-invasive treatments help men achieve erections on their own, naturally and spontaneously, without the aid of medication.

GAINSWave Therapy


GAINSWave Therapy is a treatment protocol that uses high-frequency acoustic wave energy to break up the micro-plaque in blood vessels and stimulates the growth of new blood vessels and nerve tissues in the penis. The resulting improved blood flow helps men obtain stronger, sustainable erections in response to sexual stimulation. The growth of new healthy nerve tissue in the penis helps to improve sensitivity and sensation, increasing sexual pleasure and better orgasms.

What are the Benefits?

GAINSWave Therapy often referred to as Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy, provides great improvements to the sexual health of men with ED, including:

  • Improves sexual performance
  • Fuller, harder, longer lasting erections
  • More spontaneous erections
  • Increases sensitivity and sensation in the penis
  • Better orgasms
  • Decreased recovery time between orgasms
  • Relief from Peyronie’s Disease
  • Enhanced confidence and overall quality of life

Who Benefits from GAINSWave Therapy?

GAINSWave Therapy works only for ED patients who have an underlying vascular issue. Men with high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, and obesity often have vascular ED and are good candidates. GAINSWave Therapy will not work for ED caused by a nervous system dysfunction such as anxiety, depression, or multiple sclerosis.

You do not have to suffer from ED to benefit from GAINSWave Therapy. Anyone interested in optimizing their sexual performance can benefit from this therapy.

What can I expect during the procedure?

GAINSWave Therapy is performed with a hand-held device applied to the targeted area, coated with a special ultrasound gel, to transfer the acoustic waves efficiently and smoothly. The procedure is essentially pain-free, although some men may experience a tingling sensation in the treated areas. Each treatment lasts about twenty minutes. For optimal performance, we generally recommend 6-12 treatments. You should notice an improvement within 3-4 weeks, which will last 1-3 years. Maintenance treatments are recommended for optimal performance over time.

GAINSWave Therapy is a safe and effective treatment that is non-invasive, drug-free, and surgery-free; performed in-office and provides long-lasting results.

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P-Shot Therapy

P-Shot Therapy is a drug-free, non-surgical, all-natural approach to treating ED. Also known as Platelet Rich Plasma (or PRP) Therapy, this treatment harnesses the restorative power of your own cells to improve the quality of your erections, and overall sexual sensation, satisfaction, and performance.

How does P-Shot Therapy for ED work?

Our blood contains platelets with healing “growth factors” that provide important biological functions, such as stimulating stem cells and promoting blood vessel formation. P-Shot Therapy involves separating the healing “growth factors” in your blood and re-injecting them back into your body through shot treatment. The injection floods the area with restorative blood cells that immediately begin revitalizing the muscle, tissue, and nerves. Your body’s own natural healing growth factors work to improve the health of your erectile tissue, stimulate the formation of new blood vessels and increase blood flow to the penis, resulting in stronger erections and enhanced sensitivity.

What are the Benefits of P-Shot Therapy?

  • Minimal to no side effects and risks (because it’s derived from your body’s own blood)
  • Natural and non-invasive (drug, chemical and surgery free)
  • No Discomfort and no downtime
  • Long-lasting results (about one year)
  • No heart-related risks (unlike Viagra and Cialis).
  • Increases sensation, pleasure, and confidence
  • Effectively treats Peyronies Disease (curved penis)
  • Makes other therapies like GAINSWave, Viagra or Cialis more effective.

What can I Expect from During the Procedure?

  • Numbing lidocaine cream is applied to the penis. (The procedure is virtually painless).
  • Blood is drawn from the arm (just like when you have a blood test done).
  • Using a specialized centrifuge, the technician will separate stem cells and growth factors from the red and white blood cells.
  • The platelets are transferred into another tube where a few drops of calcium chloride solution trick the platelets into thinking that they are in the body and the body has been injured.
  • The platelets release growth factors into the liquid of the tube.
  • The liquid is transferred into a syringe and injected into the penis using a tiny needle and in a way that distributes the growth factors using the healing power of stem cells to enhance your sexual performance.

The stem cell growth factors then stimulate the formation of new, healthy blood vessels, allowing for better blood flow to the penis for better, fuller erections, improved sensation, and overall enhanced sexual performance and satisfaction.

As with all treatments, individual responses to ED Therapies will vary. Some patients may benefit from combining Wave and P-Shot Therapies, and possibly oral medications as well.

Financing & Payment Options

Obtaining the funds for elective procedures and products can sometimes be difficult, especially in these challenging economic times. At Belcara Health, we have a dedicated financing department, designed to help you get the financing you need, for the procedures you want.

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Why Belcara Health?

If you are ready to improve your health and wellness, the practice you select is your most important decision. To be confident with your results, you must have confidence in your medical team.

At Belcara Health, our medical team is renowned for providing results that significantly improve our patients’ quality of life.  We will listen carefully to your concerns and goals, answer all your questions and help you make informed choices. We believe in educating you about your treatment options because you know your body best and you should be a partner on your journey toward a happier, healthier, more vibrant life.

Exceptional patient care is the core of our philosophy at Belcara Health. Our goal is for you to feel as if you just received the best care possible and love your results. Located in a welcoming, sophisticated, luxurious facility, our 5-star services and staff provide an unparalleled experience. At each stage, we make every effort to surpass all your expectations. We are constantly upgrading our knowledge, technology, and services – and it shows. Our strong reputation and the trust of the community validates this commitment.

Learn More

Learn more about how Erectile Dysfunction Therapies can help improve the quality of your erections and overall sexual sensation, satisfaction, and performance. Schedule your private consultation today by calling 410.296.0414 or contact us online.

In the News!

Men's Health Magazine    Urology Times Magazine    New York Post

Our practitioner who specializes in Erectile Dysfunction Therapies:

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Dr. Gary A. Vela

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