Sexual Wellness is essential to your health and happiness.
It is an integral part of your overall wellness as you age.
A great number of scientific studies have shown the many benefits of a healthy and active love-life which include: living longer, greater well-being and a happier and longer lasting relationship with your partner.
We offer a comprehensive initial assessment and will work with each patient to develop personalized treatment plans that address the physiological and psychological causes of erectile dysfunction.
Effective ED Treatment
At Pollock Clinics, our mission is to uphold the highest international standards of male medical care while treating our patients with compassion, dignity, and respect.
We are pleased to offer a sexual health and wellness program that approaches the treatment of erectile dysfunction with a biopsychosocial approach. In addition to the latest treatments we also provide sex therapy where appropriate for men and couples.
Erectile Dysfunction – Causes & Solutions
Erectile dysfunction is the issue that most often prompts men to seek our help.
Erectile dysfunction or ED, is a relatively common medical condition that affects over half of Canadian men between the ages of 40 and 70.
Though all men may experience an occasional lapse of sexual function, ED is the persistent inability to achieve an erection, despite being sexually aroused.
Erectile dysfunction is a potentially treatable medical condition that is not related to masculinity or sexual prowess.
At Pollock Clinics, we are dedicated to provide our patients with the latest solutions to erectile dysfunction.
Our men’s sexual health program focuses on erectile dysfunction treatments and any associated issue with low testosterone. Other disorders, such as Peyronie’s disease, and other forms of sexual dysfunction and conditions, such as delayed and premature ejaculation are not currently part of our offerings. Patients looking to address such conditions should be referred to a urologist by their family physician.
Our ED Treatments & Services
At Pollock Clinics we offer both physiological and psychological treatments for erectile dysfunction. Our options include:
The application of low-intensity shockwaves (similar to sound waves) to help re-establish proper blood flow to the penis. EDSWT is a non-invasive treatment that requires no drugs, and can potentially offer long-term benefits.
This same method has been successfully tested and regularly used in other areas of medicine including Orthopedics, Aesthetic Medicine, and Sports Medicine. The aim of EDSWT is to trigger regeneration of blood vessel in the penile shaft to support stronger, longer, and more satisfying erections. Read More.
Using the patient’s blood, platelet rich plasma is separated and injected into the penis, with the goal of revitalizing muscles and tissues and improving circulatory function. PRP Shot injections are safe and approved by Health Canada.
Plasma-rich-platelet therapy (PRP) has also been a successful treatment modality in orthopedics, plastic surgery, and sports medicine. Read More.
TRT is a hormone replacement therapy that can counter the effects of low testosterone production. TRT can help men with low testosterone regain sexual function (including quality of erections), support overall health and energy levels, as well as mood and mental function.
At Pollock Clinics our goal is to carefully select patients with erectile dysfunction who may also have signs and symptoms of hypogonadism through detailed history taking, focused physical examination, and proper biochemical laboratory findings to determine the appropriateness of TRT. Read More.
Mental and emotional health can be key factors in sexual wellness. Stress, anxiety or depression can impact libido, and a man’s ability to engage with their partner.
Sex Therapy can help a person or couple overcome sexual problems and improve sexual feelings and intimacy. Read More.
Our Men’s Sexual Health and Wellness Team
Dr. Neil Pollock, MD
Dr. Pollock is the founder of Pollock Clinics.
In 2018, Dr. Pollock and Dr. Ahmadi recognized a need in the Lower Mainland for a comprehensive program to address the common condition of erectile dysfunction and the lack of options for patients and referring physicians. After significant research was conducted, Pollock Clinics introduced their new Men’s Sexual Health and Wellness Program.
Numerous articles have been written about Dr. Pollock in local and national publications and he is an invited guest lecturer and surgical instructor at many hospitals and conferences in Vancouver and throughout the world, including Haiti, Turkey, China, Rwanda, and the US.
Dr. Pollock is a Clinical Instructor with the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine. He enjoys teaching medical students and visiting physicians, who travel from around the world to Vancouver to work specifically with him to learn his unique and highly respected surgical techniques.
Dr. Roozbeh Ahmadi, MD, CCFP
Dr. Ahmadi completed his medical studies at the University of British Columbia. His specialization is in Family Medicine. Dr. Ahmadi is highly interested in complex chronic disease and has a special interest in Men’s Sexual Health and Wellness.
Dr. Ahmadi has been augmenting his knowledge and expertise in the area of men’s sexual health and wellness in the last few years. He has completed an intensive training course at Steinberg Urology Centre in Montreal on the various testing and diagnosis methods for erectile dysfunction, and in utilizing the latest clinical and innovative medical protocols, including platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) injections, and Shockwave Therapy for the treatment of sexual dysfunction.
Dr. Ahmadi also has participated in an educational session at Boston Men’s Health, with leading researchers and experts in the field of Men’s Sexual Health.
Dr. Ahmadi’s Approach
Dr. Ahmadi seeks to treat patients and not just presented conditions. To help men with ED regain sexual function and satisfaction he looks at the whole set of factors potentially impacting the patient.
All new clients go through a full comprehensive assessment process so that Dr. Ahmadi can understand the context and recommend to each patient the most suitable treatment and/or therapy based on their unique circumstances. .
Tom Foster, MSW, RSW, RCC, Certified Sex Therapist
Tom Foster is a sex therapist with over 35 years of experience.
He has worked extensively with issues related to sexuality, relationship conflict (and growth), as well as dispute resolution.
Tom focuses on applying a strength-based approach to working with individuals, couples, and families. He is particularly effective in helping clients manage the strong emotions that can play a significant role in achieving a constructive outcome. Tom applies emotional regulation and mindfulness principles and has extensive training and experience in working with those addressing mood and substance use concerns.
Tom Foster has a BA from the University of Alberta, a Masters in Social Work [MSW] from the University of Toronto. Tom completed the Sex Therapy Training Program at the Program in Human Sexuality, University of Minnesota Medical School. Following his training in Minneapolis he continued to work at the Program in Human Sexuality for several years.
Tom has worked for decades in both the employee and family assistance field as well as in his private practice.
Tom Foster’s Philosophy
Tom feels that gaining a perspective on what it is we are being challenged by is key; however, stepping back and getting wise to the problem can seem almost impossible.
With perspective we can develop more effective strategies for meeting individual goals. There are many different means to gaining the perspective we need to thrive. Counselling is one way we can help our patients.
Mr. Foster bases his sex therapy practice on these ideas:
- Therapy can only occur when the client feels respected.
- Therapy is talking about things we don’t ordinarily talk about, or talking about the things we do talk about in a different kind of way.
- Safety and risk are different sides of the same coin; in therapy we need to create safety in order to take risk.
- Individuals, couples, and families can benefit greatly by learning about and employing constructive dispute resolution strategies.
- When we become polarized with either a problem or another person, we often develop beliefs about the problem or the other person that fail to take into account the full range of interests.
- Learning to quiet the internal dialogue is fundamental to hearing the fuller voice of ourselves.
- Being aware of the messages that our body gives us is the first step in emotional savvy.