Penis Pumps – Questions and Answers

Penis pumps are one of the least invasive treatments for the symptoms of erectile dysfunction. Penis pumps are preferable to medications for many patients. An erectile dysfunction pump is a device used to help achieve and maintain an erection by drawing blood into the penis via air suction. It’s not a cure for erectile dysfunction (ED), but can help increase your ability to have sexual intercourse. This device is sometimes called a penis pump or vacuum pump. It’s a noninvasive treatment that can be used alone or with other ED treatments or oral medications.

What Are the Benefits of Using an ED Pump?

It may take a bit of practice, but most men are able to have sexual intercourse using an ED pump.
Other benefits include the following:

* lower risk of complications than with other ED treatments
* minimal cost after initial purchase
* noninvasive treatment
* it can be combined with other ED treatments, such as oral medications

Is using a ED Pump Safe

All our ED Pumps are a FDA approved Therapy for ED. Although penis pumps are safe for most men, there are some potential risks.

For example:
You’re at an increased risk of bleeding if you take blood-thinning medications. Examples include warfarin (Coumadin), clopidogrel (Plavix) and some over-the-counter pain relievers such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others), or naproxen.

Why Should I choose penis Pump over ED Pills!

The costs of ED medication is rising. Single tablets cost over 25.00 per pill. Using medications, as well as those who take nitrates for chest pain (the combination may lead to low blood pressure, loss of consciousness, heart attack and stroke). Insurance coverage on ED medication is poor at best. An Ed pump is a single one time cost of about a 100.00.

How Well Do Vacuum Constriction Devices Work?

Studies suggest that about 50%-80% of men are satisfied with the results of Ed Pumps. As with any other method of treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED), satisfaction rates may decrease with time.

Is the ED Pump Covered by Insurance?

Medicare ended coverage on ED Pumps 1/1/16, as policy most Insurance providers also have ended coverage. Check with your insurance provider to see if you’re covered and, if so, what documentation is required.

References:

http://www.medicinenet.com/penis_prosthesis/article.htm

http://www.thediabetesnetwork.com/diabetes-articles/erectile-dysfunction/ed-pumps-for-treatment-of-impotence.html

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ED Pumps and Insurance

(1) Can I Get a Vacuum Erection Pump or ED Pump Thru My insurance Plan?

NO. Medicare has ended coverage on ED Pumps, and most Insurance plans have also ended coverage of the cost of a Vacuum Erection Pump,

(2) Do I need to see my Physician?

A number of pumps are available over the counter and can be purchased. It is recommended that yes you first discuss this with your Physician.

(3) I would like to use my Insurance Benefit do I need a prescription ?

You will need to check with your insurance plan if coverage is available. In order to bill your Insurance, The Physician must have done an examination, with evaluation of impotence. The Physicians prescription is required to bill any item to Insurance

(4) Are all The Pumps the same?

In this case most function in the same manor. A vacuum is created and induces an erection. However, there are models that use a battery pump, or a manual pump to create the vacuum pressure. Other small deference vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. Some models are specific to certain Insurance plans, meeting their guidelines, and others for OTC sales.

(5) I would like help with getting a Vacuum Erection Pump thru my Insurance plan can you help?

Unfortunately no, Coverage on all ED Pumps ended on 1/1/16. Our sales a only on a cash or Credit card purchase.

Please contact us at 866-218-0902, or vist www.edpumps.com.