In the following interview, TMG staff addresses frequently asked questions concerning the patient
experience and shares specifics about low intensity focused shockwave therapy.
Q: How long has Tulsa Medical Group been in existence and what does it specialize in?
A: Since June 2018. We specialize in Men’s sexual health providing treatment for erectile
dysfunction and peyronies disease.
We’ve treated more men in Oklahoma with focused shockwaves than anyone else around. We use
the exact machinery and protocol that’s been clinically studied and proven.
Q: What is low intensity focused shockwave therapy, is it a new treatment and how does it work?
A: The treatment is relatively new to the United States, but not to the world. It’s been studied and
used for 15 years, originally in Europe (Switzerland, Germany, UK, Denmark, etc.), Canada, Asia
(Japan, Korea, India), Australia, and most recently here in the US in the last couple of years.
The majority of men who experience ED have a vascular disorder or blood flow disorder. What
happens is their blood vessels have prematurely hardened, there is plaque that builds up, or they
have other medical conditions that attack the vascular system, such as Diabetes. When this
happens, a man loses his ability for blood to easily travel into his penis allowing for an erection to
We use low intensity focused shock waves to trigger the body to grow new blood vessels into the
penis. The shockwaves create a small micro trauma. When this happens, new blood vessels begin to
grow throughout a man’s penis. This is the process of neovascularization. Over time, the body
miraculously repairs and heals the countless blood vessels damaged and prematurely hardened by
the accumulation of plaque. As the plaque becomes eliminated, more and more blood vessels grow
back... The ultimate goal is get a man back to achieving erections naturally and without the use of
medication, like Viagra or Cialis.
Q: How do you determine if a prospective patient will benefit from treatment?
A: The process starts with a complete medical evaluation and history to determine whether a
vascular disorder is the cause of a prospective patient’s ED. We weed out if he is experiencing ED as
a result of a psychological or neurological issue. If the ED is determined to be caused by a vascular
disorder and he does not have other major medical risk factors, then he is a good candidate for this
treatment. Our patients range in age from 27 to 95 and 90% of our patients experience positive
results from the treatment.
Q: What are the benefits of treatment? What is the process?
A: The primary benefit or goal of treatment is to restore a patient’s ability to have spontaneous
intimate experiences, restored confidence and a natural sex life. Unlike other treatment options,
there’s no timing to take a pill when you want to perform. No injections to medically induce an
erection, which can obviously be very intrusive when you are “in the moment.” Treatment is non-
invasive - no surgery and no side effects.
In terms of what a patient can expect of the process, the first step is to schedule a consultation - a 5
to 10-minute phone call with a member of our team will give us an idea of whether or not he is a
good candidate for the treatment. After he is determined to be a quality candidate and that the root
cause of his ED is likely a vascular disorder, the patient will visit our office for an in-person
consultation with our physician.