Erectile Dysfunction Specialist

Jay J. Stein, MD, FACS -  - Urologist

Jay J. Stein, MD, FACS

Urologist located in Beverly Grove, Los Angeles, CA

Erectile dysfunction can be devastating to men as well as their partners. Dr. Stein helps men in and around Beverly Grove, CA, understand the causes of their ED and get the most appropriate treatment based on each patient's individual needs.

Erectile dysfunction Q & A

Erectile dysfunction can be devastating to men as well as their partners. Dr. Stein helps men to understand the causes of their ED and get the most appropriate treatment based on each patient’s individual needs. 

What causes erectile dysfunction?

Achieving and maintaining an erection involves physical and psychological factors that must all be in proper balance in order for an erection to occur. Issues affecting just one component – blood vessels, nerves or hormones for instance – can result in an inability to consistently achieve and maintain erections. Lifestyle factors like obesity and stress can also play a significant role. For most men, more than one factor will come into play. Some of the common causes of erectile dysfunction (ED) Include:

  • Obesity
  • Heart Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Hormonal Imbalances
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Injury to the pelvis or spinal cord
  • Certain medications
  • Smoking
  • Drug Abuse
  • Excessive use of alcohol
  • Treatments for cancer
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Peyronie’s disease (scar tissue that forms in the penis)

Dr. Stein will evaluate your risk factors to the determine the possible causes of your ED so the best treatment can be prescribed. 

How is ED treated?

Today, there are many treatments for erectile dysfunction, and the choice of treatment depends on the underlying causes as well as personal preference and even the preference of your partner. Possible treatment options include:

  • Oral or injectable medications that help improve blood flow to the penis
  • Penile implants
  • Penis pumps
  • Psychological counseling to help relieve stress and anxiety, and to address any relationship problems that may be playing a role in your ED
  • Any relationship problems may be playing a role in your ED
  • Lifestyle changes like losing weight, being more physically active, stopping smoking and avoiding alcohol and illegal drugs

How can I prevent Erectile Dysfunction?

The best way to prevent ED is to talk to Dr. Stein about your risk factors and your concerns and to take steps to manage underlying conditions like heart disease, atherosclerosisn(“hardening of the arteries") and diabetes. Maintaining a healthy weight and eliminating other lifestyle issues like smoking and excessive alcohol use, and learning how to manage stress may also help. 

Major Insurance Plans Accepted

We accept most PPO insurance plans, private insurance and Medicare. We participate in Cedar Sinai's Medical Group. If you have any questions, please contact our office. 

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Assurant Health
Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Director's Guild (DGA)
Great West Life
Health Net
Motion Picture Industry Health Plan
PacifiCare
Screen Actors Guild
Tricare
UnitedHealthcare
USAA