Give It a Shot

Minimally invasive therapy alleviates erectile dysfunction.

It’s rare that Jordan* has his feet on the ground. He is a pilot, after all, and when he’s not sweeping someone away on a short business trip or an island vacation as part of his work for a private charter company, he’s teaching the craft.
“I joined the US Air Force after I got out of college and learned to fly there,” Jordan explains. “After I got out of the Air Force, I went to work for one of the big airlines, but after a couple of years, I joined the charter company and became a flight instructor.”
One of the regular runs Jordan makes for the charter company is to Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Upon his return from one such run a couple years ago, Jordan remembers feeling quite sluggish. It was a feeling that for weeks on end he couldn’t shake.
“I just wasn’t feeling right, so I went to the doctor,” Jordan, 58, recounts. “The doctor checked me out and ordered some blood work, and when the blood work came back, it showed I had low testosterone. That was the reason for the fatigue.”
The diagnosis prompted Jordan to begin searching for someone to treat his condition. His internet search eventually took him to Dean Wellness Institute, where Melissa Dean, MD, and her staff have been offering a holistic approach to wellness for more than 15 years.
While meeting with Dr. Dean for the first time, Jordan explained that his problem went beyond fatigue, noting that he was also having difficulty maintaining an erection and was suffering a loss of sensation during intercourse.

Short, Simple Procedure

“When you have a situation like that, the first thing you need to do is make sure there aren’t any basic medical problems, such as vascular disease or heart disease, that are causing the erectile dysfunction,” Dr. Dean informs.
“The reason we do that is because if someone has a problem with their blood vessels elsewhere, they may be having the same problem in the penis. So, we always check for those issues first and then look to make sure the patient’s hormones are optimized.”
Dr. Dean’s extensive evaluation did not discover any vascular issues or disease, but it did uncover a
hormonal imbalance. She treated that through a short, painless, in-office procedure in which she implanted
testosterone pellets into his hip area.
Jordan responded well to the testosterone pellet therapy. After a few weeks, he reported feeling more energized and said he was sleeping better. Several months later, however, his problems maintaining an erection remained.
“In cases like this, where we’ve optimized the hormones and the patient is still having problems with erectile dysfunction, we have to resort to more invasive options, and the best available is the Priapus Shot®, or P-Shot®,” Dr. Dean educates.
The P-Shot is a simple, in-office procedure that can be completed in about 15 minutes. During that time, the patient’s penis is injected with a byproduct of his own blood that stimulates new tissue growth and results in larger, firmer, longer-lasting erections.
“We start the process by drawing blood from the patient and spinning it in a special machine that separates the red blood cells from the platelet-rich plasma, which is where all the body’s growth factors are,” Dr. Dean explains.
“What we’re left with is what we call liquid gold because it has so many great benefits and growth factors in it. What we do once we have that is inject that platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, into several areas along the penis.
“When that PRP with all those natural growth factors gets into the organ, it regenerates the nerves and the damaged tissue, and the result is a stronger, longer-lasting erection and increased sensitivity during sexual activity.”
There are no known side effects associated with the P-Shot, and no downtime is required to recover from it. In fact, says Dr. Dean, patients receiving the P-Shot treatment can have intercourse immediately following the procedure.

Confidence Booster

Though he’d done some research on it prior to agreeing to have it done, Jordan says he went into the procedure a little nervous about receiving the injections. He soon learned he had no reason for hesitation or concern.
“First off, Dr. Dean did a great job of explaining everything I needed to know about the procedure,” Jordan reports. “And the procedure, which is done in no time, went just the way Dr. Dean said it would.
“The first thing they did was apply a numbing cream. That took effect pretty quickly, and they gave me about three or four injections, which gave me a warming sensation. They then told me I should start to see the results in three to four weeks.”
Jordan says he noticed a difference in the quality of his erections after about a month. As expected, his erections are now stronger and longer-lasting, and one of the results of that, he adds, has been a boost in confidence.
“I reached a point where I was hesitant to even engage in any kind of sexual activity out of fear I wouldn’t be able to perform properly and that I’d disappoint my wife,” Jordan admits. “But after the P-Shot, I’m much more sure of myself.
“Before I found out about the P-Shot, the confidence level I had about my ability to sustain an erection was about seventy percent. Since I received the P-Shot therapy, my confidence level is up to one hundred percent.”
Dr. Dean says a single P-Shot procedure typically provides the desired results for at least a year and sometimes longer. She says many patients are so pleased with the results, they come back for a booster P-Shot after a year or so, even if they don’t think they need it.
Jordan has yet to return for a second P-shot, but he says he will have no hesitation to do so should he feel the need. He knows exactly where he’ll go to get it and from whom.
“The idea of getting an injection in that area of the body can be a little intimidating,” Jordan says. “But
Dr. Dean is such a professional and does such a great job of explaining everything and making you feel at ease about it that I wouldn’t let anybody else do it.
“I definitely recommend the P-Shot for anyone who is having a problem such as mine. And I recommend they go to the Dean Wellness Institute and see Dr. Dean. Thanks to her, I’ve got a lot more energy and a lot more sexual confidence.”

* Patient’s name withheld at his request

 

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    • Dean Wellness Institute

      Dean Wellness Institute has been serving Vero Beach, FL and the surrounding areas for over 15 years. Their wellness institute is focused on providing a holistic approach to wellness and improved health. They work closely with their patients to ... Read More

    • Melissa Dean, MD

      Melissa Dean, MD, specializes in internal and general preventative medicine and is an expert in treating menopause and andropause. She has also been expertly trained in the field of diabetes management, hormone replacement and nutrition. She e... Read More