Erectile Dysfunction or ED (also known as impotence) is defined as "the persistent inability to achieve or sustain an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual intercourse." This can be a total inability or inconsistent ability or a tendency to sustain only brief erections.

Although it is common (at least 50 percent of men over 50 year old have some loss of function), it is NOT normal, no matter what the patient age.

Treatment

Unfortunately, only 10 percent of men seek treatment and many (50 percent) discontinue treatment once they start it. This is because they are understandably embarrassed to raise this issue with their physicians and they may get inadequate information about the many treatments that are available to them.

It is even more unfortunate when you consider these characteristics of erectile dysfunction:

  1. ED affects quality of life
  2. Makes men feel worse about their general health
  3. May be a symptom of an underlying disorder (such as diabetes or heart disease); men do not realize that there are a variety of very satisfying treatments, and there is no need to suffer in silence.

The urological specialists at University of Utah Health Care understand patient sensitivities related to ED and develop individualized treatment plans to help patients regain sexual function.

William O. Brant, M.D., FECSM, FACS

Patient Rating:

4.7

4.7 out of 5

William O. Brant, MD FACS FECSM, is a board-certified urologist, specializing in sexual dyfunction, disorders of the penis, Men's health, Peyronies diesease, male urinary incontinence, scrotal and testicular problems, and prosthetic surgery. He attended Dartmouth College (undergraduate) and the University of Washington, Seattle (graduate) and then ... Read More

James M. Hotaling, M.D., M.S., FECSM

Patient Rating:

4.6

4.6 out of 5

Dr. Hotaling has significant training in both the clinical aspects of male fertility and genetic epidemiology and he is currently the only fellowship trained male infertility/andrology expert in Utah. He completed a 6 year residency in urology at the University of Washington, elected to pursue a year of sub-specialty training in male infertility ... Read More

Specialties:

Andrology, Erectile Dysfunction, Male Infertility, Men's Health, Urology, Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal

Locations:

South Jordan Health Center (801) 587-1454
Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine (801) 587-1454

Richard A. Jones, M.P.A.S., PA-C

Patient Rating:

4.6

4.6 out of 5

Richard is a board certified Physician Assistant. His clinical emphases include men’s health and general urology as well as clinic procedures for hypogonadism, erectile dysfunction, incontinence and Peyronie’s Disease. He works closely with the physicians of the Men’s Health Clinic, including pre-operative and postoperative care. He is a member of ... Read More

Specialties:

Erectile Dysfunction, Hypogonadism- Low Testosterone, Male Incontinence, Men's Health, Peyronie's Disease, Physician Assistant, Trauma and Reconstructive Urology, Urology

Locations:

Farmington Health Center (801) 213-3200
South Jordan Health Center (801) 213-4500
University Hospital (801) 213-2700

Stephen J. Summers, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.7

4.7 out of 5

As a general urologist I see both men and women of all ages with a variety of urologic complaints. Currently I see patients at both the University of Utah main campus, as well as at the new Farmington Health Center. I care for patients with most urologic disorders and have special interests in the management of complex or recurrent kidney stones, p... Read More

Specialties:

Endourology, Erectile Dysfunction, General Urology, Kidney Cancer, Laparoscopy, Male Incontinence, Stone Disease, Ureteral Stricture, Urethral Stricture, Urologic Oncology, Urology, Vasectomy

Locations:

Farmington Health Center (801) 213-3200

Kelley E. Taylor, N.P.

Patient Rating:

4.6

4.6 out of 5

Kelley is a board-certified adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner (AG-ACNP). She has been with the University of Utah Department of Urology since 2014. Prior to this, her educational emphasis was adult urology. Clinical emphases include men’s health and male infertility as well as clinic procedures for hypogonadism, erectile dysfunction, ... Read More

Specialties:

Erectile Dysfunction, Hypogonadism- Low Testosterone, Male Infertility, Men's Health, Nurse Practitioner, Peyronie's Disease, Urology

Locations:

Farmington Health Center (801) 213-3200
South Jordan Health Center (801) 587-1454
University Hospital
Urology
(801) 213-2700
University Hospital
3rd Floor, Room 3A100
50 N Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Appointments
(801) 213-2700
Farmington Health Center 165 N. University Ave.
Farmington, UT 84025
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(801) 213-2700
South Jordan Health Center 5126 W. Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84009
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(801) 213-2700