Discover a New Era in Sexual Health at The Burick Center’s Sexual Health Institute (Opening December 2023)
In a world where optimizing your health and well-being is paramount, addressing sexual health should be no exception. The Burick Center recognizes this imperative and is thrilled to announce the grand opening of its advanced Sexual Health Institute in December 2023.
Dr. Adam Burick, D.O., F.A.C.S., is excited to launch this integrative and exclusive institute dedicated to both men’s and women’s sexual health. The groundbreaking institute will offer the first-of-its-kind multidisciplinary and complementary treatments in one center. The Burick Center Sexual Health Institute will be utilizing the revolutionary potential of PRP (platelet rich plasma), BHRT (bio-identical hormone therapy), Biote Pellet Therapy, Peptides, and other modalities to effectively combat and treat conditions like urinary stress incontinence, erectile dysfunction, and Peyronie’s disease.
Dr. Adam Burick, D.O., F.A.C.S., is a leading and highly respected surgeon throughout Pennsylvania who specializes in advanced and innovative procedure protocols. Additionally, Dr Burick is excited to announce his partnership with the pioneer of the transformative P-Shot and O-Shot treatments, Dr. Charles Runels.
The Burick Center Sexual Health Clinic specializes in addressing three prevalent sexual health conditions:
- Urinary Stress Incontinence: Urinary incontinence, a common issue, especially among women, is skillfully managed through a combination of PRP, BHRT (including topicals, oral medications, and injections), and other therapies. The clinic offers a multifaceted approach to managing and often alleviating this distressing condition.
- Erectile Dysfunction: Erectile dysfunction, a concern for many men, can significantly impact self-esteem and relationships. The P-Shot, BHRT (in various forms), and other treatments are employed to provide long-term solutions that reduce the need for ED medications while enhancing overall sexual function.
- Peyronie’s Disease: Peyronie’s disease, characterized by penile curvature, often leading to pain and discomfort during intercourse, is addressed through a comprehensive strategy involving PRP, BHRT (in multiple forms), and other therapies. This approach aims to alleviate the condition and restore normalcy.
Central to the Burick Center Sexual Health Clinic’s philosophy is the concept of integrative treatments that offer hope and healing for a wide spectrum of sexual health conditions. Let’s take a closer look at the variety of therapies available:
PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma)
PRP therapy stands as a revolutionary procedure that harnesses the body’s innate healing capabilities by utilizing a patient’s own blood components. It has garnered widespread acclaim for its remarkable results in addressing a range of sexual health issues such as:
- Erectile Dysfunction (ED): PRP therapy has shown tremendous promise in addressing erectile dysfunction, a condition that affects many men. The procedure involves the extraction of a small sample of the patient’s blood, which is then processed to concentrate the platelets and growth factors. When injected into the penis, PRP stimulates tissue repair and regeneration, improving blood flow and promoting firmer and longer-lasting erections. Many men have reported significant improvements in their erectile function after PRP therapy, reducing their reliance on ED medications.
- Female Sexual Dysfunction: PRP therapy isn’t limited to men; it can also benefit women with sexual health concerns. Women experiencing issues such as decreased libido, difficulty achieving orgasm, or vaginal dryness may find relief through PRP treatment. The injection of PRP into the genital area can enhance blood flow, rejuvenate tissues, and increase sensitivity, ultimately leading to improved sexual satisfaction and function.
- Urinary Stress Incontinence: PRP therapy has emerged as a non-surgical option for addressing urinary stress incontinence, a condition that predominantly affects women. PRP injections can help reduce instances of involuntary urine leakage during activities like coughing, sneezing, or exercising. We may combine this treatment with pelvic floor physical therapy. This can significantly improve a person’s quality of life and confidence.
- Peyronie’s Disease: Peyronie’s disease, characterized by penile curvature and often accompanied by painful erections, can cause discomfort during sexual intercourse. PRP therapy can be used to address the fibrous plaques that lead to the curvature. By injecting PRP directly into these plaques, the therapy may help soften the scar tissue and improve penile straightness, allowing for more comfortable and satisfying sexual experiences.
- Enhanced Sexual Pleasure: Beyond treating specific sexual dysfunctions, PRP therapy has gained popularity as a procedure that can enhance overall sexual pleasure for both men and women. By rejuvenating and regenerating the genital tissues, PRP can lead to heightened sensitivity, increased arousal, and improved sexual satisfaction.
BHRT (Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy)
BHRT is a foundational element of the Burick Center’s comprehensive treatment offerings. It encompasses several delivery methods, including topicals, oral medications, and injectable treatments, each tailored to address specific hormonal imbalances and improve sexual health and overall well-being.
Creams or gels that deliver bioidentical hormones via the skin offer a convenient and effective way to restore hormonal balance. This method is particularly well-suited for individuals who may prefer a non-invasive option. Topical BHRT can be applied directly to the skin, allowing for gradual hormone absorption and steady release. It is commonly used to:
- Alleviate Vaginal Dryness: Topical BHRT can help relieve vaginal dryness, a common issue among women that can lead to discomfort and pain during intercourse. By restoring estrogen levels, it rejuvenates the vaginal tissues, improving lubrication and comfort.
- Enhance Libido: Hormonal imbalances can affect sexual desire. Topical BHRT can help restore hormone levels, reigniting libido and desire for intimacy.
- Improve Skin and Hair: Beyond sexual health, topical BHRT can have positive effects on the skin and hair, helping to combat issues like dry skin, wrinkles, and hair thinning.
Oral BHRT involves taking bioidentical hormones in pill or capsule form, offering systemic hormone balance with the convenience of oral administration. This method can be beneficial for various hormonal concerns:
- Hormonal Imbalance: Oral BHRT is often prescribed to address broader hormonal imbalances, such as those related to menopause or andropause (male equivalent of menopause). By providing a consistent level of hormones throughout the body, it can help alleviate symptoms like hot flashes, mood swings, and fatigue.
- Bone Health: BHRT delivered orally can also contribute to improved bone density, reducing the risk of osteoporosis.
- Overall Well-Being: Maintaining hormonal balance through oral BHRT can enhance one’s sense of vitality, energy, and overall well-being, which can positively impact sexual health.
Injectable BHRT involves administering bioidentical hormones through injections, providing precise control over hormone levels. This method ensures optimal results and can be especially effective for specific sexual health concerns:
- Erectile Dysfunction: Injectable BHRT can be tailored to address hormonal imbalances contributing to erectile dysfunction. It can enhance blood flow and sexual function by optimizing testosterone levels in men.
- Menopausal Symptoms: Women experiencing severe menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes and mood swings, may benefit from injectable BHRT.
- Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men: Injectable BHRT can help men combat the symptoms of andropause, such as decreased libido, fatigue, and mood changes, ultimately promoting sexual vitality.
Biote Pellets are a remarkable form of BHRT that stands out for their ability to provide sustained and natural hormone balance over an extended period. These tiny, custom-compounded pellets, typically implanted under the skin, offer a unique approach to managing hormonal imbalances. Biote Pellets slowly release bioidentical hormones, mimicking the body’s natural hormone production rhythm. This gradual release ensures that hormone levels remain stable, eliminating the peaks and troughs associated with other hormone delivery methods.
Here’s how Biote Pellets can be especially beneficial for individuals seeking long-term solutions to their sexual health concerns:
- Hormonal Balance: Biote Pellets are tailored to each patient’s unique hormonal needs. This precision ensures that hormonal balance is restored, addressing concerns related to both menopause and andropause. This balance plays a crucial role in overall sexual health by enhancing libido, reducing symptoms of hormonal fluctuations, and increasing overall vitality.
- Consistency: The sustained release of hormones from Biote Pellets provides consistent hormone levels over several months, eliminating the need for frequent medication adjustments. This stability is particularly advantageous for patients seeking stable sexual function, mood, and energy levels.
- Relief from Menopausal Symptoms: For women experiencing symptoms like hot flashes, mood swings, and vaginal dryness, Biote Pellets offer a long-lasting solution. By restoring hormonal balance, these pellets can effectively alleviate menopausal symptoms and enhance sexual comfort and pleasure.
- Enhanced Libido: Biote Pellets can help rekindle libido and desire, which are often impacted by hormonal imbalances. A consistent hormone balance achieved through this therapy can lead to improved sexual desire and satisfaction.
- Increased Energy and Vitality: Balanced hormones contribute to overall vitality and well-being, which in turn can positively affect one’s sexual health. Patients often report increased energy levels and improved mood as a result of Biote Pellet therapy.
- Long-Term Solutions: Biote Pellets provide a long-term solution for maintaining hormonal balance. Patients benefit from fewer office visits and minimal disruption to their daily lives, as the pellets typically need replacement every three to six months.
Peptides are small molecules comprised of amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins. They play a crucial role in various physiological processes throughout the body, including those directly related to sexual health. Peptides can be customized to target specific issues effectively, making them valuable tools in the realm of sexual wellness.
Here’s how peptides contribute to and enhance sexual health:
- Improved Blood Flow: Certain peptides have been found to enhance blood flow, particularly to the genital area. This improved circulation can benefit both men and women by facilitating stronger and longer-lasting erections in men and heightened sensitivity in women, ultimately leading to more satisfying sexual experiences.
- Enhanced Libido: Peptides can influence the release of hormones and neurotransmitters that play a role in sexual desire. For instance, certain peptides has been studied for its potential to increase libido and improve sexual function, particularly in individuals with low desire.
- Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction: Some peptides have shown promise in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED). By addressing the underlying causes of ED, peptides can offer a more holistic approach to sexual health compared to traditional ED medications that focus solely on promoting blood flow.
- Pain Management: Peptides have been associated with pain relief and improved sexual function. They can contribute to more comfortable and pleasurable sexual experiences by reducing discomfort or pain associated with conditions like vaginal dryness or certain sexual dysfunctions.
- Stress Reduction: Certain peptides have anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) properties. Reducing stress and anxiety can have a significant impact on sexual health by promoting relaxation and increasing the likelihood of satisfying sexual encounters.
- Rejuvenation of Tissues: Some peptides are known for their regenerative properties. For instance, some peptides can aid in tissue repair, which is particularly relevant for individuals dealing with conditions like Peyronie’s disease, where tissue deformities can impact sexual function.
It’s important to note that the use of peptides in sexual health should be approached with care and under the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional. Peptides can be tailored to an individual’s specific needs and concerns, making them a highly customizable option for addressing sexual health issues.
The P-Shot and O-Shot
A standout feature of the Burick Center Sexual Health Clinic is the P-Shot and O-Shot. These groundbreaking treatments have transformed the lives of countless individuals suffering from sexual health issues.
P-Shot (Priapus Shot):
The P-Shot, also known as the Priapus Shot, is a cutting-edge treatment designed specifically for men dealing with sexual health issues, particularly erectile dysfunction (ED). In some cases, the addition of botulinum toxin can increase the firmness of erections. Developed by Dr. Charles Runels, this groundbreaking therapy has gained recognition for its potential to transform the lives of those seeking improved sexual function and a reduced reliance on ED medications.
How the P-Shot Works:
- Blood-Derived Growth Factors: The P-Shot involves the extraction of a small amount of the patient’s own blood, typically from the arm. This blood is then processed to concentrate platelets and growth factors, creating Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP).
- Targeted Injection: The PRP is carefully injected into specific areas of the penis, such as the corpus cavernosum, which plays a crucial role in achieving and maintaining erections.
- Tissue Regeneration: The growth factors in the PRP stimulate tissue repair and regeneration, promoting increased blood flow to the penis. This process can lead to firmer and longer-lasting erections.
Benefits of the P-Shot:
- Improved Erectile Function: By enhancing blood flow and promoting tissue regeneration, the P-Shot can significantly improve erectile function, helping men achieve and sustain satisfactory erections.
- Reduced Reliance on ED Medications: Many men who undergo the P-Shot find that they can reduce their dependence on ED medications over time. This not only saves costs but also reduces the potential side effects associated with these drugs.
- Enhanced Sexual Confidence: The improved sexual performance and function resulting from the P-Shot can lead to increased sexual confidence and overall satisfaction in intimate relationships.
- Enhanced Penile Sensation: Some patients report heightened penile sensitivity and improved sexual pleasure after receiving the P-Shot.
The P-Shot is priced at $1800, an all-inclusive treatment, and requires a $250 consultation with Dr. Adam Burick.
O-Shot (Orgasm Shot):
The O-Shot, or Orgasm Shot, is a specialized treatment tailored to women’s sexual health concerns. Like the P-Shot, it was pioneered by Dr. Charles Runels and has gained recognition for its potential to enhance sexual pleasure and address various issues women may experience in the bedroom.
How the O-Shot Works:
- Blood-Derived Growth Factors: Similar to the P-Shot, the O-Shot involves the extraction and processing of a small amount of the patient’s blood to create Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP).
- Precise Injection: The PRP is strategically injected into specific areas of the vaginal region, such as the clitoral and G-spot areas.
- Enhanced Sensation and Pleasure: The growth factors in the PRP promote tissue regeneration, increase blood flow, and enhance sensitivity in the treated areas. This can lead to heightened sexual pleasure and an increased likelihood of achieving orgasm.
Benefits of the O-Shot:
- Improved Sexual Pleasure: The O-Shot can significantly enhance sexual pleasure by increasing sensitivity and responsiveness to sexual stimulation.
- Addressing Orgasm Difficulties: Women who have difficulty achieving orgasm may find relief and satisfaction through the O-Shot.
- Vaginal Dryness: The O-Shot can also help alleviate vaginal dryness, a common issue that can cause discomfort during intercourse.
- Enhanced Sexual Confidence: Women often report increased sexual confidence and overall satisfaction with their intimate experiences after receiving the O-Shot.
The O-Shot is priced at $1500, an all-inclusive treatment, and requires a $250 consultation with Dr. Adam Burick.
The Role of ED Medications and Drugs in Managing Sexual Health Conditions:
While the Burick Center Sexual Health Clinic is renowned for its focus on integrative and long-term solutions to sexual health concerns, it’s equally crucial to acknowledge the role of erectile dysfunction (ED) medications and drugs in addressing these issues. These treatments can provide rapid relief and help individuals regain their confidence and intimacy. However, it’s essential to approach the use of such medications with care and under the guidance of a healthcare professional. The expert team at the Burick Center can offer valuable insights into the appropriate use of these drugs and how they can complement integrative therapies.
Understanding ED Medications:
Erectile dysfunction medications, such as sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis), and vardenafil (Levitra), have revolutionized the treatment of ED. These medications belong to a class called phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors. They work by increasing blood flow to the penis, facilitating the achievement and maintenance of an erection.
The Benefits of ED Medications:
- Quick Relief: One of the most significant advantages of ED medications is their ability to provide swift relief from erectile difficulties. For many individuals, this means the ability to engage in satisfying sexual activity without delay.
- Restored Confidence: ED can significantly impact a man’s self-esteem and create emotional stress. ED medications can restore confidence by enabling men to regain control over their sexual function.
- Enhanced Intimacy: The use of ED medications can contribute to more fulfilling and satisfying intimate experiences for both partners, improving overall relationship quality.
Complementing Integrative Therapies:
While ED medications offer immediate relief, they are often a short-term solution. Integrative therapies, such as the P-Shot, PRP, BHRT, Biote Pellets and Peptides, focus on addressing the underlying causes of ED and other sexual health concerns. When used in conjunction with integrative therapies, ED medications can provide a bridge to long-term solutions.
The clinic will begin consultations in December 2023, there’s never been a better time to take charge of your sexual health and embark on a journey to renewed vitality, intimacy, and confidence. Don’t wait; contact the Burick Center Sexual Health Clinic today at (717)349-1108 to schedule your consultation and start your path to a healthier, more fulfilling life.