Penile Implant

A device is implanted into the penis that is intended to allow a man with ED to have an erection. The device is entirely contained in the body so no one is able to see it and is controlled by the user to achieve an erection. This treatment is designed to allow for spontaneity and the erection is maintained for as long as the man desires.

How does it work?

  • Pair of cylinders implanted in the penis, a pump placed inside the scrotum and a reservoir of saline placed in the lower abdomen
  • Squeezing and releasing the pump moves fluid into the cylinders, creating an erection
  • Deflate the device by pressing the deflate button on the pump. The penis then returns to a soft, flaccid and natural-looking state.

Benefits of a penile implant

  • Designed as a permanent solution to ED
  • Spontaneous—have sex when the mood strikes
  • Erection can last as long as you desire
  • Entirely contained inside the body—no one knows you have one unless you tell them
  • High patient and partner satisfaction
  • Typically, does not interfere with ejaculation or orgasm
  • Implants have been in use for more than 40 years
  • Nearly 500,000 patients have been treated with a penile implant

Penile Implant

How effective is it?

  • 98% of patients reported erections to be “excellent” or “satisfactory”
  • At 7 years, 94% are still in use and free of revision

Some risks of a penile implant may include:

  • Will make natural or spontaneous erections as well as other interventional treatment options impossible
  • There may be mechanical failure of the implant, which may require revision surgery
  • Pain (typically associated with the healing process)
  • Infection

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