Penile Prosthesis Implant
For trouble getting or maintaining an erection, medications and surgical procedures at Bladder Health & Reconstructive Urology Institute in Aventura, Miramar and West Palm Beach, Florida, can help. Urologist and reconstruction specialist Angelo Gousse, MD, offers penile prosthesis implants for men with irreversible erectile dysfunction. As a leader in the field for more than 25 years, Dr. Gousse can help you determine which treatment option for ED is best for your needs. To schedule a visit today, call the office nearest you or use the online booking tool.
Penile Prosthesis Implant Q & A
A penile prosthesis implant is a type of surgical device that helps a man achieve an erection for the purpose of sexual intercourse. Penile prosthesis implants don’t affect the sensation of the skin on the penis or a man’s ability to have an orgasm. Penile prosthesis implants may be recommended in severe cases of erectile dysfunction (ED) when other treatment options have failed.
Two types of penile prosthesis implants are available. The basic type is an implant that contains bendable plastic rods that are inserted into the two erection chambers of the penis. Many men find this option is natural enough.
For a more advanced option, Dr. Gousse also offers a hydraulic, inflatable penile prosthesis implant that can be concealed more easily when an erection is undesired. Most men feel this is the most natural option.
The first type of penile prosthesis implant can be lifted or adjusted into an erect position for sexual intercourse. Since the plastic rods are malleable, you can move your penis into a comfortable position as needed.
The second type of implant involves a reservoir and pump that are surgically inserted into the body underneath the groin muscles. The reservoir is filled with fluid that connects to tubing within the two erection chambers of the penis.
When you want to get an erection, you activate the pump, which pushes fluid from the reservoir into the tubing in your penis. When an erection is no longer needed, you press the deflation valve on the pump to drain the fluid from the tubing into the reservoir.
For either prosthesis surgery, you may notice a small incision scar on the underside of your penis where it meets your scrotal sac. With the inflatable prosthesis, the prosthesis makes the penis stiff and thick, which may be preferred for a more natural-looking erection.
A penile prosthesis implant is only recommended in cases of irreversible erectile dysfunction (ED). Dr. Gousse may recommend alternative treatments, including medications and lifestyle modifications, before suggesting a penile prosthesis implant.
In most cases, you lose the erection reflex when a penile prosthesis is implanted. If the implant is removed, you may not be able to achieve an erection naturally. Dr. Gousse reviews the risks and benefits of the procedure with you to determine if you’re a candidate.
To set up a consultation for a penile prosthesis implant, call Bladder Health & Reconstructive Urology Institute or book online now.