Erectile Dysfunction Clinic in Birmingham

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Impotence, also known as erectile dysfunction (ED), is a fairly common condition characterised by the consistent inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance. It can have various causes, including physical, psychological, or a combination of both. 48% of UK men say they always, sometimes or occasionally experience impotence. However, it does not have to stall your life. 

Our erectile dysfunction clinic offers expert medical examinations, diagnoses and treatments that fit your lifestyle. We can prescribe medication and provide actionable advice to support you.

What is Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction is the ongoing challenge of achieving or maintaining an erection suitable for fulfilling sexual activity. It can stem from physical factors like cardiovascular issues, diabetes, or obesity, as well as psychological factors such as stress or relationship problems. Hormonal imbalances, certain medications, lifestyle choices, and trauma can also contribute. Diagnosis involves a comprehensive assessment, including medical history and tests. Treatment options range from lifestyle changes and psychotherapy to medications and, in some cases, surgery.

Most men occasionally experience erectile dysfunction symptoms but require no treatment. However, the condition traditionally affects men over forty. If consistent, it may need medical assistance and it is recommended to arrange an appointment at a men's clinic for erectile dysfunction.

What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?

ED and impotence can arise from a multitude of factors, spanning both physical and psychological dimensions. Stress, fatigue, and the consumption of alcohol or recreational drugs can significantly impact sexual function. These elements create a physiological response that interferes with the body's ability to achieve and maintain an erection. Smoking, known to contribute to vascular issues, further compounds the risk of ED by affecting blood flow to the penile region.

On the physical health front, various medical conditions contribute to erectile dysfunction. High blood pressure, diabetes, and hormonal imbalances, such as testosterone deficiencies, play a role in disrupting the intricate mechanisms involved in sexual arousal and performance. Additionally, medications prescribed for conditions like bowel, prostate, and bladder problems may have side effects that adversely affect erectile function. Depression and anxiety, both psychological factors, contribute to ED by creating a barrier to sexual desire and performance, further emphasising the interplay between mental and physical well-being in sexual health. Addressing these diverse factors through a comprehensive approach is crucial for understanding and effectively managing erectile dysfunction. Seeking professional advice enables individuals to explore tailored interventions and regain control over their sexual health.

  • Stress
  • Tiredness
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Recreational drug use
  • Smoking
  • Medication
  • Poor sexual communication or expectations
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Testosterone deficiencies 
  • Treatments for bowel, prostates and bladder problems

Erectile Dysfunction Diagnosis: How Will I Be Assessed?

When diagnosing erectile dysfunction, our doctors and specialists employ a comprehensive approach to ensure an accurate assessment of your condition.

Consultation with Doctors

  • Schedule a consultation if you regularly experience ED symptoms

Medical History Assessment

  • Thoroughly assess your medical history to understand potential contributing factors

Physical Examination

  • Conduct a detailed physical examination focusing on the penis to detect any physical issues
  • Evaluate blood pressure and circulation in the groin and leg arteries

Neurological Exam

  • Perform a neurological exam to identify stress or mental health conditions impacting erection

Blood Tests

  • Conduct blood tests to analyse blood count and testosterone levels

Upon completion of these assessments, our team can offer a comprehensive diagnosis and design a tailored treatment plan that aligns with your lifestyle. Furthermore, our services prioritise discretion, ensuring your comfort throughout the process.

Treatments for Erectile Dysfunction

You have multiple treatment options for erectile dysfunction, working around your body’s unique needs. 


Tablets combatting erectile dysfunction have been available for a while; Viagra is the most famous. They increase blood flow to the penis, although the length and speed of their effectiveness and their interactions with other medications and food all differ. Typically, you take them around an hour before sexual intercourse, and they require foreplay stimulation.

Tablets work for most men but are not appropriate for everyone. Common side effects include:

  • Headaches
  • Backache
  • Facial flushes
  • Visual disturbance

Vacuum Erection Device

This non-medication solution involves a tubular device placed over the penis, with a constrictive band at the base. Then a pump removes air from the tube, creating a vacuum to increase blood flow to the penis.

You may experience side effects, such as:

  • Penile coldness
  • Penile bruising

Cream or Pellets

If tablets are unsuitable or fail, cream or pellets passed down the water pipe can stimulate an erection. They are inserted after emptying the bladder. Two variations are available in the UK: the cream, Vitaros, and the pellet, MUSE. Neither requires foreplay or interferes with food or medication.

You may experience:

  • Penile pain
  • Priapism
  • Water pipe irritation

Injections into the Side of the Penis

Our team will teach you how to inject Prostaglandin into the side of the penis. It dilates your arteries, allowing sufficient blood flow for an erection. You inject Prostaglandin just before sexual activity. 

The injections can have a few side effects:

  • Penile pain
  • Penile bruising
  • Penile bleeding
  • Priapism

Psychosexual Counselling

Erectile dysfunction is a multifaceted condition influenced not only by physical factors but also by the intricate interplay of mental and emotional well-being. Recognising the profound impact that stress, anxiety, and depression can have on sexual health, our dedicated team of in-house experts, including experienced psychiatrists and cognitive behaviour therapists, offers specialised psychosexual counselling services.

Beyond the traditional focus on physical aspects, our approach delves into the realm of emotions and psychological intricacies that may contribute to or exacerbate erectile dysfunction. Our therapists create a supportive and confidential space for individuals to explore and address the nuanced connections between mental health and sexual function. Through targeted psychosexual counselling sessions, we aim not only to alleviate the immediate challenges posed by erectile dysfunction but also to empower individuals with coping mechanisms, communication skills, and a positive mindset. Whether the concerns stem from relationship dynamics, self-esteem issues, or broader mental health struggles, our comprehensive and empathetic support is tailored to guide individuals towards a healthier and more fulfilling sexual life.

Penile Prosthesis Surgery

Typically a last resort, this treatment involves surgically inserting a prosthetic device into the penis and scrotum that artificially creates an erection. However, once this is inserted, other treatments will not work. 

There are types of prostheses that are used:

  • Semi-Rigid - composed of two implanted cylinders
  • Inflatable - either 2 or 3-pieces are available

Depending on this choice, the procedure will be carried out under general anaesthetic in 1-3 hours. The surgery for a semi-rigid device is less complicated, as there is only one incision. Whereas, the inflatable option comes with a more complex surgery due to its additional components. This treatment will require an overnight stay in a hospital and comes with an uncomfortable recovery. Most experience significant pain for 6 weeks in addition to bruising and swelling of the area. The device is not to be used during this time to allow for healing. A clinical review is necessary after 3-4 weeks for training on device manipulation.

The longevity of each prosthesis may affect your choice. The semi-rigid option is usually lifelong; however, the erection may appear less natural. The inflatable option can offer a more natural erection, but the device can only last 8-10 years.

The artificial device comes with a few risks:

  • Pain
  • Infection
  • Erosion
  • Mechanical failure
  • Injury to nearby structures
  • Soft penis head
  • Bleeding
  • Potential replacement

Our Prices

Flexible Cystoscopy


(50 min)

Biopsy following Cystoscopy & Report


Urology Consultation


(30 min)

Improving Your Condition

Improving erectile dysfunction can involve a multifaceted approach combining medical intervention and lifestyle adjustments. A consultation with a healthcare professional is your first call, as it is important to identify the cause of your importance. At this stage, medical intervention may be recommended, these can include prescription medications like sildenafil, hormone therapy, or alternative treatments. 

Alongside, you can be encouraged to focus on lifestyle changes, such as adopting a healthy diet, engaging in regular exercise, managing weight, limiting alcohol intake, quitting smoking, and managing your stress levels. In some instances, you may be directed to consider counselling or therapy for psychological factors. However, regular check-ups and open communication with your partner are crucial to monitor progress and ensure ongoing support.

What To Expect

When visiting our erectile dysfunction clinic in Birmingham, here’s everything you need to know.

Before Your Appointment

Before attending your appointment for erectile dysfunction, your experience begins with a formal consultation with a healthcare professional. This session serves as an opportunity for you to articulate your medical history, discuss symptoms, and address any concerns you may have. During this time, the healthcare provider will explore the need for additional diagnostic tests, such as scans or blood tests, with clear communication regarding any associated costs before proceeding.

Your Appointment and Aftercare

The actual procedure acknowledges the potential anxiety associated with medical tests, especially those involving a highly personal medical condition. Our professional and caring medical staff will be present to reassure and support you throughout the process. Depending on your clinical history, you may undergo relatively straightforward procedures such as a blood test or an ECG (echocardiogram). For those unresponsive to standard therapies, considerations may extend to more advanced diagnostic measures, such as a Doppler ultrasound and pelvic angiogram.

Following the diagnostic phase, your consultant will engage in a detailed discussion of the results with you. Together, you will determine the most suitable course of treatment and next steps. Comprehensive advice and information relevant to your specific circumstances will be provided. Additionally, the potential risks and complications associated with the procedure will be thoroughly explained, allowing you to make informed decisions. Our team is readily available to address any questions or concerns you may have during this process, providing ongoing support as needed.

Meet Our Medical Experts 

We have built an impressive team of medical experts in the Midlands with decades of combined experience to deliver outstanding care.

Discover our profiles to learn more about our specialisms:

Dr Rupa Parmar

Building on over ten years of experience working as an NHS GP Partner, Dr Parmar set out to deliver outstanding patient-driven care. With her private practice, she provides expertise whenever required, without delays from waiting lists and administrative processes.

Mr Rupesh Bhatt

Mr Bhatt, who holds a master's degree and medical training from Cambridge University, supplemented by further education at Christie Hospital in Manchester and a specialised laparoscopic uro-oncology fellowship in Melbourne, Australia, ranks among the most eminent urologists in the nation.

Dr Shabi Ahmad

Dr. Shabi Ahmad is an experienced Urological Surgeon with expertise in complex stone surgeries. He also specialises in male and female incontinence, urinary tract infections, urological cancers, and other related conditions. Dr. Ahmad's dedication stems from a personal connection to kidney issues, and he actively contributes to charitable causes. Outside of work, he enjoys cricket and stays engaged with global affairs.

Dr Sarah Wright

Having graduated from Leeds University Medical School in 2001, Dr Wright qualified as a General Practitioner with a Distinction in 2006. Working in both NHS and private general practice, she expanded her skillset by achieving the Diploma for Family Planning and Sexual Health, allowing her to provide superior sexual healthcare.

Dr Pav Hare

Dr Hare completed a BSc Honours in Psychological Sciences from Newcastle University in 2011 and graduated from the University of Leeds Medical School in 2013. She then trained in the West Midlands to become a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2019.

Dr Pav Dhesi

Dr Dhesi completed her Medical Degree at the University of Manchester and has since rotated between various West Midlands hospitals and trained as a General Practitioner. What’s more, she has led educational programmes and taken additional leadership and management courses. 

Dr Rakhee Thaker

Having graduated from the University of Birmingham Medical School in 2003 and joined the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2009, Dr Thakur has a wealth of experience working as a GP throughout the UK. She has also lived, trained and worked in Sydney, Australia and Asia. 

Why Choose Midland Health?

When facing intimate health issues, we all want immediate, expert assistance. You can access our outstanding care whenever needed without fighting for a GP referral and growing worried on endless waiting lists. Simply book your consultation online at a time that suits you.  

By choosing our ED clinic near you, you benefit from the following:

  • In-house expert diagnosis and treatment
  • Experienced consultants
  • No delays from GP referrals or waiting lists 
  • Advanced medical facilities with the latest technology
  • Superior patient care 

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A Male ED Clinic Near You

Our erectile dysfunction clinic operates from our Birmingham facility. Located in the suburban town of Edgbaston, it is right in the heart of the Midlands, allowing easy access via rail and road links.

For those using public transport, the clinic is a short fifteen-minute walk from Five Ways train station, which is served by trains from Birmingham New Street. Or the bus stop on Highfield Road is even closer.

If you drive to our clinic, you can park for up to two hours for free on Highfield Road outside the clinic. 

Book Your Appointment

You can book an appointment quickly using our simple online form. Just choose the type of appointment you need and a time that suits you.

If you would like further assistance, call our friendly reception team on 0121 769 0999. They can explain our services further and recommend the best appointment for you. 

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