What to expect
Hour health assessment with your consultant
Penile doppler scan in the x-ray department
Angiogram undertaken in our fully equipped catheterisation lab
Following results during your One-stop appointment an angioplasty procedure will be arranged at a later date
HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND TESTS
During your hour consultation Professor Gerning will review your current and/or previous treatments. He will discuss your suitability for the penile procedure along with any risk factors.
The diagnosis of erectile dysfunction (ED) and the use of a penile doppler. This doppler scan can assist in the diagnosis of men with ED. Especially as it's prevalence and severity of the disease increases with advancing age.
Doppler scan - If you are a suitable candidate you will have a penile doppler scan, this is one of the diagnostic tests required to access the blood flow to your penile artery. If a narrowing is found in your artery then you will require an angiogram, to assess the condition of your penile artery.
Angiogram - An angiogram uses a scan called Fluroscopy, where a contrast material (dye) is inserted through a vein and this travels through the arteries. The scan converts the x-ray images so that any blockage can be found. If a blockage is identified a small balloon-tipped catheter is inserted into the skin and maneuvered through the artery to the blockage.
If there is narrowing of the arteries, the catherter balloon is inflated for a short period of time. Once the artery is felt to be sufficiently stretched the catheter is removed.
If the artery requires additional support, a flexible tube (stent) made from a plastic or wire mesh is used to support the artery wall.
For further information or to arrange your initial assessment call us on 07854 427569.