The Boston Method®
History and Introduction
The Boston Method® was developed utilizing the 20 years of experience, advanced understanding, and specialized skills of the worldwide Boston Medical Group physician network. The method itself is based on the unique understanding that treating sexual dysfunction requires a personalized assessment and treatment program for each patient, rather than a one size fits all approach that is often overly simplistic and ineffective as a result. In order to create the most comfortable patient experience and optimal treatment outcome, The Boston Method® places a special emphasis on three important factors: a confidential experience in the medical center, the evaluation of each patient’s medical history and diagnostic testing, and the determination of the most appropriate treatment options specifically for each patient.
The Medical Centers
Having treated hundreds of thousands of men worldwide, Boston Medical Group physicians understand both the physical and psychological effects of sexual dysfunction. With that in mind, all of Boston Medical Group medical centers are built with individual waiting rooms to create comfortable and private patient experience. All visits are by appointment only to limit the amount of patients in the office at any given time. Further, The Boston Method® is designed so that all testing and treatment is completed right there in the office without the need for any off-site travel.
Testing and Medical History Evaluation
Sexual dysfunction is often the result of a complex interface between the psyche and the body, so the exact nature of the each problem should be thoroughly diagnosed before The Boston Method® treatments are offered.
The diagnostic process begins with a thorough evaluation of past and present medical conditions, and a focused psychological assessment will often follow. Next, an assessment is conducted concentrating on the hormonal, neurological, and vascular aspect of penile functioning. Two diagnostic tests are performed by the attending physician, Biothesiometry and a Doppler Ultrasound.
- Biothesiometry assesses the afferent pathway of sensory innervation to a particular area of the body. It is used as a screening test to determine if there is any neurological damage such as neuropathy, commonly seen in patients with diabetes, post-prostatic or other invasive pelvic surgery. It is also used to confirm the cause of premature ejaculation.
- The Doppler Ultrasound reveals the status of blood flow to the penis in response to certain stimulation. An ultrasonic beam wave is emitted from the Doppler probe, travels through the intervening tissue and bounces back from the blood flow through the Cavernosal Artery of the penis. The arterial wave form and the velocity of blood flow enable accurate understanding of the vascular supply to the penile tissue and its integrity.
Along with your medical history, these painless and non-invasive diagnostic tests allow the physician to provide an explanation of the cause and extent of the problem, and to determine the most suitable treatment options utilizing The Boston Method®.
The Boston Method®: Treatment Options
Boston Medical Group physicians provide personalized treatments that often elicit an erectile response within minutes. Using The Boston Method®, they seek to identify the underlying problems, prevent further damage and often leads to more effective results.
A more detailed list of treatment options can be found here.