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October 17, 2020

Dr. Mistry Answers a Listener Question About Spark Wave Therapy and Its Benefits

Speaker 1: 

Welcome back to the Armor Men’s Health Hour with Dr. Mistry and Donna Lee.

Dr. Mistry: 

Hello and welcome to the Armor Men’s Health Hour. I’m Dr. Mistry, your host, here as always with my cohost and practice administrator, Donna Lee.

Donna Lee: 

I’m going to make sure KLBJ leaves the throat burp in there. Did you drink some soda right before we started recording?

Dr. Mistry: 

Perhaps. Perhaps. I’m not exactly a professional, I was going to say musician.

Donna Lee: 

Oh. Or that.

Dr. Mistry: 

I’m not a professional musician, nor am I a professional radio personality, but I am a board certified urologist. I am the founder of our show’s sponsor, NAU Urology Specialists.

Donna Lee: 

“NAU” stands for North Austin Urology. It’s not “Now” Urology Specialists.

Dr. Mistry: 

It’s a throwback, it’s a throwback to our original, you know, our roots. That’s how we started our first, the name of our first practice and kept it around a little bit. And so it’s a practice that we’re extraordinarily proud of. We’ve built it with a philosophy where patients are first. We go the extra mile to take care of the problems that you have. We really reduce the buffers between you and the providers by giving you access to our email and cell phone number and really encourage, you know, a constant communication. We have an amazing staff whose training that we’re working on every day to improve your experience.

Donna Lee: 

And we have amazing people.

Dr. Mistry: 

Just amazing people. And you know, and we love our patients, too. There’s a patient that we have, who I think for the last five years in a row, one of our MA’s has thrown a birthday party for him.

Donna Lee: 

Oh, that’s right!

Dr. Mistry: 

Just so happy that he made another year.

Donna Lee: 

It’s so sweet. We have balloons and all sorts of things for him, cake.

Dr. Mistry: 

And I had a patient that I saw maybe in my first week of practice 13 years ago that I just saw again this week. I had two of them. So just a longterm relationship that we developed with you, even though it may not seem like keeping a urologist in your life maybe something you’re looking forward to. But it’s not just because we fix a problem that’s causing you pain or distress and then we take care of it and you’re gone, but so many people come to us because they want to feel better about themselves. They want to lose weight, they want to improve their hormones, they want to have a family, and they want to improve their fertility. And then of course, those that are unfortunate enough to have a cancer diagnosis, they become our patients because we follow their cancer diagnosis throughout their life.

Donna Lee: 

That’s right . And on a much lighter note, it’s nice to have a urologist as a friend when you’re getting married in Las Vegas and your husband’s having a kidney stone.

Dr. Mistry: 

Yes.

Donna Lee: 

True story.

Dr. Mistry: 

Unless the husband is so hardheaded, he just won’t follow directions.

Donna Lee: 

Oh, Michael.

Dr. Mistry: 

Oh Michael.

Donna Lee: 

Bless his heart.

Dr. Mistry: 

Well, we are still seeing patients during this era of social distancing. We are doing our best to keep our lobbies clean. We clean them down regularly throughout the day. All the rooms are completely taken care of with a bleach substance where anyone would have touched. Of course our medical equipment has been very thoroughly cleaned in between uses. And then we have masks worn by all the staff, even when they are just with staff, that’s important for you to know that exposure risk is going to be minimal in our office. We will see you by televisit, even if it’s a new patient visit. And we’re, our goal is to see you today. So I had never took pride in being a practitioner who has a long wait list. That just means that I very poorly planned for the future. If it’s going to take 6 weeks to see me, because if you need me, you know, I want to be there for you as soon as possible. And we have practitioners available to see you virtually always the same day or the next day. We encourage you to come and see us. Donna Lee, if people are trying to find this , where are they going to come ?

Donna Lee: 

They’re going to Google us. And they will find us at, in Round Rock, North Austin, South Austin, and Dripping Springs, Texas. You can call us during the week at (512) 238-0762. If you have a radio question, you can even ask for me because I live at the office. I have a little little bed in my office now and I just camp out. That’s why I don’t go home anymore.

Dr. Mistry: 

And that’s why I don’t see you getting anything done during the day.

Donna Lee: 

Yeah, I just sit in there.

Dr. Mistry: 

That’s very nice.

Donna Lee: 

I’m just laying in bed.

Dr. Mistry: 

You know, what’s funny about being a doctor that I didn’t realize is how many outside of the office friendships I would develop. Now they’re all with older men, maybe that sounds kind of weird. But later in life, my kids’ godfather came when I first met him as a patient, and then excellent hunting friends that would go on great hunts, and somebody early on in my practice became a really good friend of mine because he saw a bunch of sailboats. And then just during this quarantine, we finally got him to come out and teach myself and my kids how to sail on boats that he gave us. So that’s wonderful. And you know what? He sent us the last question. So I’d love to share that question, even though we won’t share his name.

Donna Lee: 

Oh, I was gonna say , can we do that? No.

Dr. Mistry: 

No.

Donna Lee: 

I mean, not his name.

Dr. Mistry: 

Keep out that part, but go ahead and do the question.

Donna Lee: 

OK. Well the question’s great. He states, “I’m 57, and while I don’t have much trouble getting an erection, I do have difficulty maintaining one, and it’s not as hard as it was a few years back. I also have a few small knots or lumps that can be felt only with an erection, which might be clots?” He was told in our office about the shockwave therapy that we now call spark wave. “How proven and effective is it, and is it likely to help this type of situation? And if it works, what about the rocket, a similar device available online?”

Dr. Mistry: 

That’s a great question. And it reminds me of a funny story about a sexual aid that I heard about years ago. And if you want to know what it’s like to be very good friends with a urologist, we certainly have talked about this very same thing around the campfire, in a group of other guys. So if you’re having either difficulty getting, but certainly with maintaining an erection, something like what we’re doing when it comes to this sonic or acoustic therapy for erectile dysfunction is a very good option. What’s happening there is that the blood flow into the penis is usually very robust, but the mechanisms that keep the valves closed to keep the erection in the penis are not functioning well. And so what using spark wave in our case or shockwave in other offices or GAINSWave in some other offices you’ll hear, the underlying kind of premise is that you’re going to be using energy to cause microtrauma along the blood vessels and the bodies that hold the blood during an erection and helping to regenerate them so that they’re stronger and work better. And we do that in a lot of different tissues. We have to use a little bit of trauma to make valves work better. And so when it comes to using something–and so, for that, for that, I would say getting better erections that last longer, the spark wave is a wonderful option. But when it comes to the lumps that you’re feeling , that’s, although it’s been a little while since I’ve had my hands on…

Donna Lee: 

On this particular penis?

Dr. Mistry: 

On this particular penis. More than likely bumps underneath the skin are going to be related to Peyronie’s plaques. And this, these are those same, the same disease process that we hear about over and over again on our, on our show, a concern about the curvature is usually the most common one, but these little plaques that form bumps they’re more prominent when you have an erection certainly can be concerning. They’re usually not clots. They’re usually hard scar plaques. They don’t usually respond that well to the shockwave, unless you have pain. If you have pain with an erection, then that pain does seem to respond well to shockwave, but just the, just the breakdown of the actual plaque doesn’t seem to be a big, a big benefit. And then the next question is about the rocket. So , we look online and look at what the rocket is…

Donna Lee: 

What is the rocket?

Dr. Mistry: 

The rocket is like a, because they heard “shockwave therapy,” and then somebody heard that shockwaves are like little piece of energy hitting the penis, so somebody made essentially just a vibrator that you put on the penis.

Donna Lee: 

A penis vibrator?

Dr. Mistry: 

That’s right. It reminds me several years ago, there was a product that was announced for female arousal disorder–so women that couldn’t get aroused.

Donna Lee: 

That’s because they don’t like their husbands.

Dr. Mistry: 

And the instructions were, their instructions were, “Apply to clitoris, rub vigorously for 15 minutes prior to intercourse.” That those are , I’m not kidding.

Donna Lee: 

Stop, no.

Dr. Mistry: 

“Rub vigorously.”

Donna Lee: 

“Rub vigorously .”

Dr. Mistry: 

It was the “vigorously” that I loved, because it wasn’t a FDA approved drug, so they could say whatever they wanted. And I was like, this is an incredible marketing because somebody was like, “Well, it’s not working.” “Well, how long did you rub it in?” “Well, it says 15 minutes. Let’s get to it.”

Donna Lee: 

Let’s add that “vigor” to it.

Dr. Mistry: 

Let’s add “vigor” to it. I pretty if you rub anything on there for 15 minutes, you’re going to turn something on. And so same here. If you’re using a vibrator or some increased kind of vibratory stimulation to the penis, if you just use the vibrator when you have a slightly limp erection, you’re going to get more stimulation of the penis and it’s going to get harder. But that’s not what you’re looking for. You’re not for harder now, you’re looking for harder when you’re not using it and later, and in a more natural, more regenerative way. And so for that, I would say use the real thing. Come in and let us use one of our amazing , very well tested devices that we have for this acoustic therapy of the penis. And we will certainly do our best to try to make your erections both more rigid, which it can achieve, as well as longer lasting. We’ll do that along with our supplement program, which includes sometimes a supplement called L-arginine and an anti-inflammatory supplement called curcumin . What a great question and a great little, you know, softball for us from a, from a good friend.

Donna Lee: 

So what you’re saying is the summary is, “Maybe you should see a doctor.”

Dr. Mistry: 

No. See me, come back.

Donna Lee: 

I mean, Dr. Mistry, and not buy a bunch of crap online.

Dr. Mistry: 

How do people, if people are interested in getting this kind of therapy or learning more about us, how do they get ahold of us?

Donna Lee: 

You can reach out to us at (512) 238-0762 . Send us your amazing, emailed questions to armormenshealth@gmail.com. That’s armormenshealth @gmail. com. Dr. Mistry and I are always so amazed and happy when we see these emails come through. That means somebody is listening. As Sally Fields once said, “They like me. They really like me.”

Dr. Mistry: 

I don’t think that was Sally Fields.

Donna Lee: 

That was Sally Fields.

Dr. Mistry: 

No, I think that was…

Donna Lee: 

No, Sally Fields, swear to god. OK, podcast.

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Dr. Mistry wants to hear from you. Email questions to armormenshealth@gmail.com. We’ll be right back with the Armor Men’s Health Hour. Men’s health hour

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