Weill Cornell Medicine Urology
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Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction

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Nicole Prusak

Nicole Prusak is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a subspeciality in Holistic Care. She has been working closely with collaborative physician, Dr. Douglas Scherr since 2016 to offer comprehensive patient care within the department of Urologic Oncology at Weill Cornell Medicine. 

James A. Kashanian

James A. Kashanian, M.D., is the Director of Male Sexual Health and Assistant Professor of Urology and Reproductive Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College; and a Urologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell Campus. 

Marc Goldstein

Marc Goldstein, MD, DSc (hon), FACS is the Matthew P. Hardy Distinguished Professor of Reproductive Medicine, and Urology at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University; Surgeon-in-Chief, Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery; and Director of the Center for Male Reproductive Medicine and Microsurgery at the New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center.  He is Adjunct Senior Scientist with the Population Council’s Center for Biomedical Research, located on the campus of Rockefeller University.

Erectile Dysfunction - Treatment

The management algorithm at the Sexual Medicine Program at Weill Cornell Medicine - New York Presbyterian Hospital proceeds in a stepwise manner to ensure comprehensive, state-of-the-art treatment in the management of erectile dysfunction (ED). This begins with first line therapy including management of associated medical conditions and psychological support combined with oral medical therapy. Second line therapy includes vacuum erection device therapy, penile injection therapy and transurethral prostaglandin suppository administration.

Erectile Dysfunction - Symptoms & Evaluation


History taking should begin with a brief survey of the patient's demographics, including his age, his partner's age, the duration of his relationship with his partner and the specific dynamics of that relationship.

Erectile Dysfunction - Risks & Causes

In a process as complex as penile erections, problems can occur for many reasons. Very often an erectile problem will have more than one cause. The causes may be physical (organic ED), psychological (psychogenic ED), or a combination of both. Distinguishing between physical and psychological causes is helpful, because treatments may differ depending on the cause.

Erectile Dysfunction

What is Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction (ED) can be classified as organic, psychogenic or mixed. Organic ED is due to physical defects and can be further sub-classified. Psychogenic ED is secondary to psychological factors that are thought to inhibit a man's ability to achieve an erection because of specific stressors. ED often has a mixed component of both organic and psychogenic etiologies.

Peter N. Schlegel

Dr. Schlegel is an internationally acclaimed expert in the treatment of male infertility, especially the interface of male factor treatment with assisted reproductive techniques. His work has also clarified the importance of hormonal therapy, sperm analysis and genetic studies in the evaluation of men with infertility. He was awarded the 1996 Established Clinician Award by The European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology.

Brady Urologic Health Center

The Brady Urologic Health Center is located within an 8,000 square foot suite on the ninth floor of the Starr Pavilion at Weill Cornell Medicine/New York-Presbyterian Hospital and is composed of a close-knit team of physicians, working together to provide treatment for the broad spectrum of urologic conditions.

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