Expertise and rankings

  • Expertise and experience. Mayo Clinic specialists have extensive experience and expertise in caring for men with erectile dysfunction, treating more than 6,000 men each year.
  • Erectile dysfunction teamwork at Mayo Clinic. Erectile dysfunction has many possible causes. At Mayo Clinic, specialists from endocrinology, cardiovascular diseases, neurology, urology, and psychiatry and psychology services work together as a multidisciplinary team to evaluate and treat each individual.
  • Advanced diagnosis. Mayo Clinic's approach to men's sexual health is to comprehensively screen for cardiovascular diseases and endocrine conditions, such as low testosterone, that may cause erectile dysfunction. Mayo Clinic offers a full range of options for noninvasive testing of erectile dysfunction, including color Doppler ultrasound of penile blood flow.
  • Specialized treatments. Mayo specializes in helping men with difficult erectile dysfunction, such as men who have diabetes. Many people seek cancer treatment at Mayo Clinic, and cancer survivors often require specialized medical and surgical expertise to return to their role as sexual partner.
  • Leader in research. Urologists at Mayo Clinic are conducting ongoing research to find causes and solutions for erectile dysfunction. Researchers have focused in several areas, including the physiologic mechanisms and chemical processes that medicate smooth muscle relaxation, and penile erection as the end result of smooth muscle relaxation.

    Other areas include the relationship between erectile dysfunction and the presence of cardiovascular disease, and the prevalence of pathophysiological factors of erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular disease.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for urology in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked high performing for urology by U.S. News & World Report.