Sexual wellness is essential to your health and happiness.
It is an integral part of your overall health 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 rapid access to three effective treatments for erectile dysfunction: Shockwave Therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (also known as the PRP shot), and Sex Therapy with a certified and experienced Sex Therapist, providing you with treatment options for both the physiological and psychological causes of ED.
No doctor’s referral is needed. You can book your initial visit now.
Erectile Dysfunction – Causes & Solutions
Erectile dysfunction is a very common issue that leads men to seek our help.
The Canadian Study of Erectile Dysfunction identified that 49.4% of men over 40 suffer from ED (Canadian Urological Association erectile dysfunction guideline 2015).
Though all men may experience an occasional lapse of sexual function, ED is the reoccurring inability to achieve an adequate 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 providing our patients with the latest innovative treatments for erectile dysfunction.
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.
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Our Approach to ED Treatment
At Pollock Clinics, our mission is to strive to uphold the highest international standards of male medical care while treating our patients with compassion, dignity, and respect.
This means that we need to do our best to offer the right treatment to each patient. Our ED clinic process is focused on this goal, starting with a confidential and complimentary initial visit.
Complimentary Initial Visit
Your first visit to our clinic will be to meet with Dr. Neil Pollock for a confidential personal assessment, conducted in a private meeting at our clinic.
We strongly believe that we cannot properly and thoroughly assess a patient unless it’s done through a face-to-face in-person consultation. Only then can we do a thorough review of the patient’s history and current health and symptoms as well as a careful hands-on examination. We cannot properly carry this out over the phone or through a telehealth medicine consult on a video screen, so we don’t offer that.
Dr. Pollock has successfully treated over 60,000 patients in his career, and is grateful to have over 1,000 BC doctors referring patients to Pollock Clinics for services. You can book your initial visit with Dr. Pollock with or without a referral.
Multiple ED Treatment Options
Our clinic offers multiple ED treatment options ranging from shockwave therapy, PRP injections, and counselling with a certified sex therapist.
Patients who see us are not limited to receiving a single option for treatment.
Prior to scheduling your initial visit you will be asked to complete a detailed online registration form including:
- Your medical and surgical history. Procedures, conditions, medications, etc.
- Your current concerns regarding sexual performance. Level of satisfaction, erections, endurance, etc.
- The International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) survey, and others.
The registration form may take 15 minutes to complete and your time is well spent. Dr. Pollock will review the information you provide in preparation for your complimentary initial visit.
Our ED Treatments & Services
Erectile dysfunction is a complex condition and therefore it needs a multi-level treatment plan. At our clinic, we offer treatments to address both physiological and psychological factors contributing to ED because your results are likely to be significantly better by combining multiple forms of therapies. These include:
EDSWT uses low-intensity accoustic sound waves and is a non-invasive treatment that requires no drugs and offers longterm benefits.
Shockwave therapy treats the underlying vascular cause of erectile dysfunction by improving the quantity and quality of blood vessels and blood flow to the penis, addressing the actual problem that is causing ED and not just the symptoms. Read More.
Some people believe that Platelet Rich Plasma Injections, also known as PRP Shots, might work by enhancing blood vessel regeneration, thereby increasing the amount of blood flow to the penis, as well as nerve regeneration and sensitivity enhancement
The treatment uses the patient’s own blood, and platelet rich plasma is separated and injected into the penis.
Plasma-rich-platelet therapy (PRP) has also been a successful treatment modality in orthopedics, plastic surgery, and sports medicine. Read More.
Sexual issues are multi-dimensional, arising out of biological, psychological, behavioral and social factors. Counselling can enhance the efficacy of medical interventions.
Sex therapy is often helpful in the treatment of erectile dysfunction, even when physical factors are the principal cause. Sexual difficulties, no matter what the cause, can strain your relationship. Sex therapy, with our experienced, certified sex therapist, can help a couple overcome these feelings and re-establish intimacy.
Our Men’s Sexual Health and Wellness Team
Dr. Neil Pollock, MD
Dr. Pollock is the founder of Pollock Clinics.
In 2018, Dr. Pollock recognized a need in the Lower Mainland for additional effective treatment options to address the common condition of erectile dysfunction. After significant research was conducted, Pollock Clinics introduced their new Men’s Sexual Health 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.
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.
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Scope of Care
Pollock Clinics Men’s Sexual Health Program is a procedure centre for Erectile Dysfunction Shockwave Therapy and Platelet-Rich-Plasma Therapy also offering access to Sex Therapy with a certified sex therapist. It is not a consulting body for the diagnosis and management of the many diverse causes of erectile dysfunction. Therefore, we highly advise all our prospective patients to visit their family physicians/primary care providers to be thoroughly investigated for all possible etiologies for their erectile dysfunction.
For those prospective patients who are interested in our procedures and the option of sex therapy, they can directly book their appointment with our clinic to have an initial visit with our doctors to discuss the efficacy, safety, and suitability of our treatment options for their erectile dysfunction.