FAQ – CaverStem®
Who performs the procedure?
The CaverStem® procedure is performed by board-certified Urologists who have be trained to perform the CaverStem® procedure.
Does it leave scars?
No. There are no scalpel or knives used in the procedure.
Do I need to be put to asleep?
No. The procedure is minimally invasive and does not require general anesthesia. We use local anesthetic solution (lidocaine) to numb your skin. An oral sedative is also given to reduce anxiety.
Is it painful?
Most of my patients report feeling mild pressure during the injection that is controlled with local anesthesia and some soreness in the areas treated for up to 5 to 7 days after the procedure that does not require pain medication.
How long is the recovery?
You will be able to resume your normal daily life immediately, limited by the degree of swelling that you experience after the procedure. Some patients have noticeable swelling in the areas treated from 5 to 7 days depending on the individual healing response.
Is Stem Cell Therapy Approved by FDA?
FDA does not regulate medical procedures performed by qualified and licensed doctors. We have the only clinically proven procedure to treat Erectile Dysfunction with adult stem cells in the US. We ONLY use your own adult stem cells (not Embryonic stem cells) and we don’t alter, manipulate or store your stem cells. Therefore FDA does not object to these procedures.
Does insurance cover these procedures?
Currently the CaverStem® procedure is not covered by health insurance plans.