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Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (also known as impotence) refers to the inability to obtain or maintain an erection that is firm enough or lasts long enough to have satisfactory sexual intercourse. It affects almost all men at one time or another in their lives and can be caused by various disorders, hormonal problems, injuries, medications or psychological conditions. Sometimes, erectile dysfunction may be a side effect of prostate cancer treatment


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Erectile Dysfunction: Exploring Options for Treatment

In this webinar, Arthur Burnett, M.D., discusses risk factors, diagnosis and treatment options for erectile dysfunction.

Erectile Dysfunction: Why Choose Johns Hopkins 

  • Our specialists are accomplished urologists with expertise in even the most complex cases of erectile dysfunction. 
  • In addition to our team’s dedication to providing comprehensive treatment for erectile dysfunction, we are actively involved in researching the best and safest methods for treating the condition. 
  • We have extensive experience in all types of treatments, from oral medication and hormone replacement therapy to penile implants and vascular surgery. 

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Request an expert second opinion from a Johns Hopkins erectile dysfunction specialist. In-person and remote services available.


What to Expect

Erectile dysfunction is almost always treatable. At your initial consultation, we will explain that we don’t view the condition as a natural consequence of aging — nor is it “all in your head.” Instead, we’ll work to diagnose the precise physical or psychological cause and then personalize a treatment plan that works for you. 

The diagnostic process is thorough and includes: 

  • Sexual function history 
  • General medical history 
  • Psychosocial history 
  • Medication history 
  • Physical examination 
  • Laboratory testing 

Erectile Dysfunction Experts 

Your diagnosis and treatment will be managed by a team of attentive and experienced clinicians. Our multidisciplinary approach means that different experts may be involved in your care depending on the exact cause of your erectile dysfunction. 



Nurse Practitioners 

  • Farling, Kristen Burns, D.N.P., M.S., C.U.N.P. 
  • Seckler, Michael, N.P. 


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