Erectile Dysfunction Specialist

Many treatments exist for erectile dysfunction (ED). But successful treatment requires an accurate diagnosis of the underlying cause of your dysfunction. Karl Coutinho, MD, is a well-known urologist in Millburn, New Jersey, who has extensive experience in diagnosing and designing effective treatment plans for all forms of ED. Call the office today for an appointment or schedule your visit online.

Erectile Dysfunction Q & A

What is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection that enables you to accomplish sexual intercourse. It’s considered normal to have periodic, temporary problems achieving and maintaining an erection due to fatigue, stress, or other issues that can affect your sexual desire. However, ongoing problems with ED can greatly affect your relationships and impair your self-confidence.

ED symptoms may include one or more of the following:

  • Persistent difficulty achieving an erection
  • Ongoing problems maintaining a satisfactory erection
  • Overall lack of sexual desire

What causes erectile dysfunction?

ED may be due to a variety of issues. It can arise from medical problems affecting the health of your nervous system, muscles, or blood vessels. Stress may also play a role. Mental health concerns are rarely the trigger for ED, but ongoing problems can decrease your self-confidence and increase your anxiety about achieving an erection, which can certainly worsen your symptoms.  

Common causes of ED include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Fatty plaques in your arteries (atherosclerosis)
  • High cholesterol

Lifestyle factors such as obesity due to poor nutrition, smoking, and excessive alcohol use or abuse can also cause ED. Certain prescription medications also have side effects that may lead to ED. You may also struggle with ED if you have:

  • A sleep disorder
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Scar tissue inside the penis (Peyronie's disease)

What is the treatment for erectile dysfunction?

Effective treatment for ED sometimes requires treating the underlying condition, such as high blood pressure or sleep apnea, and that may resolve the issue. Depending on the cause of your ED, other treatments Dr. Coutinho may recommend include:

  • Shockwave therapy to increase blood flow to the penile region
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections to help heal tissues, arteries, and nerves in the penile region
  • Intracavernosal injections to boost blood flow to the penis
  • Inflatable penile prosthetics

Regardless of the cause of your ED, Dr. Coutinho works closely with you to develop a treatment that’s effective and fits your lifestyle. Call today for an appointment regarding your ED or use our convenient online scheduling service to book your visit.

Insurance & Finance

Dr. Karl Coutinho is considered an in-network provider with the following insurance plans. This is not a complete list, if you do not see your plan listed please contact our office to verify your benefits.

Aetna / Coventry
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Humana Choice Care
MultiPlan / PHCS
United Healthcare
US Family Health Plan
Karl Coutinho, MD
225 Millburn Avenue, Building C, Suite 304
Millburn, NJ 07041
Phone: 973-218-9400
Fax: 973-218-9420
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