Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction: What to Expect Pre & Post-Op

Stem Cell Therapy is one of the leading procedures used to regenerate and heal damaged tissue in the body for various medical conditions, including Erectile Dysfunction. Generally, professionals are able to use the stem cells that occur naturally throughout the body, acting as an internal repair team. They divide, filling the role of other harmed cells to reconstruct and heal the tissue. But, as the body gets older, a decreased and less effective number of natural stem cells are produced, but umbilical cords were found to be a successful as well. 

Umbilical cord stem cells contain highly concentrated growth factors that make for a safe and effective alternative to natural stem cells, with the procedure being administered the same way – injected into the erectile tissue for near immediate results. It can also be combined with Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) to increase its effectiveness, but is not mandatory. And while this may is an outpatient procedure, it’s still important to know what to expect both pre and post-operation to understand the timeline of potentially improving blood flow to the penis and restoring sexual function to get your health back on track. 

Before Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Therapy

As with most procedures, a consultation with your chosen physician will occur a few weeks prior to the operation. This consultation will include a physical examination to determine that there are no present conditions that could interfere with procedure or recovery timeframe. Blood tests and necessary x-rays will also be administered and updated in your medical history. This is the ideal time to bring all of your remaining questions and concerns to achieve peace of mind before moving forward. Remember, there are no bad or dumb questions when it comes to your health. What’s important is that you are comfortable and feel safe with your decision as well as the physician administering the injections. 

After Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Therapy

Many standard outpatient recovery rules apply with stem cell therapy – No strenuous activity for at least 48 hours and only take medication approved by your physician. While there may be minimal pain or discomfort following the injections, it should subside in a few days. Additionally, any inflammation you may notice in the erectile area is a sign that there is an increase in immune system activity; it’s your body kicking into high gear! If you notice any abnormal pain or side effects, please consult your physician for immediate care.