Leonard W. Liang, MD -  - Urologist

Leonard W. Liang, MD

Urologist located in Downtown, Los Angeles, CA

Erectile Dysfunction Specialist

Erectile dysfunction affects about 20 percent of men as they age. At his Los Angeles practice, Dr. Liang uses advanced diagnosis treatments for men with erectile dysfunction to help resolve symptoms and restore confidence.

Erectile dysfunction Q & A

by Leonard W. Liang, MD

What causes erectile dysfunction?

Achieving and maintaining an erection is a complex physiological process that involves hormones, nerves, muscles and blood vessels, as well as the emotions. When a problem arises in any of these areas, erectile dysfunction (ED) can occur. Plus, lifestyle factors can also play a role in ED, and in many men, it's a combination of tow or more factors that combine to cause symptoms. Some of the most common causes of ED include:

  • vascular disease such as atherosclerosis (“hardening” of the arteries)

  • heart disease

  • high cholesterol or high blood pressure

  • obesity

  • Parkinson's disease

  • multiple sclerosis

  • scar tissue inside the penis (Peyronie's disease)

  • injury or surgery affecting the pelvic region or spinal cord

  • alcoholism and drug abuse

  • certain prescription medications

  • smoking

  • treatments for prostate issues including cancer and prostate enlargement

  • stress, anxiety or depression

  • relationship problems

Understanding the possible causes is the first step in making sure you get the most appropriate and most effective treatment.

How can erectile dysfunction be treated?

There are several types of treatment for ED, depending on the underlying causes, including:

  • oral medications to help increase blood flow to the penis, essential for achieving and maintaining an erection;

  • injectable medications to increase blood flow;

  • penis pumps

  • penile implants

  • psychological counseling for stress, emotional issues or relationship problems

Losing weight, begin more physically active, quitting smoking and learning to manage stress are lifestyle changes that can also help in some cases.

What is a penile implant?

Penile implants are devices that are surgically placed inside the penis to help achieve and maintain an erection. The devices may comprise semi-rigid rods or inflatable chambers that can be enlarged with a pump that's implanted in the scrotal sac. Penile implants are usually considered only when other methods and treatments for ED have been tried and have been determined to be unsuccessful. Implantation involves a simple, same-day procedure.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Leonard W. Liang, M.D., is a provider for Medicare and most major insurance plans, and provides insurance billing. You are responsible for co-payments or charges that are not covered by your insurance. If you have questions regarding billing or which insurance plans we accept, please contact us. Questions regarding insurance coverage and benefits should be directed to your employer or insurance company.

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr. Liang is extremely personable. He is always a great listener and offered many options for my problem starting with least invasive."

    Roy S.
  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Liang spent a lot of time with me. He patiently answered all my questions and carefully examined me and explained his plan for me."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "My husband got a vasectomy by Dr. Liang. He did well and recovered without any problems. Dr. Liang has excellent bedside manner."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "I was really sick at Good Samaritan Hospital with a kidney stone. Dr. Liang came in the middle of the night and relieved the blockage. "

    Verified Patient
  • Yelp

    "I feel very comfortable every visit. He is always a great listener and offered many options for my problem starting with least invasive. "

    Roy S.
  • Yelp

    "I would highly recommend Dr. Liang as well, because I work in the medical field and I've seen some terrible doctors, but Dr. Liang is the exception."

    Nicole M.
  • Yelp

    "He understands my issues and has done everything he can to help thus far; plus, he's quite friendly and knows what he's doing."

    Danielle R.
Location
Leonard Liang, MD
1513 S Grand Ave, Suite 300
Downtown

Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: 213-335-6761
Fax: 213-748-7254
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213-335-6761