What is penile Implant ?
Penile Implant Surgery or penile prosthesis is a treatment option for men with Erectile Dysfunction who do not respond to conservative management. It is surgically placed into a penis to generate/ produce a natural erection.
What are the types of penile implant?
There are mainly two types of Penile prosthesis: Semirigid and Inflatable. Peculiar features of the implants are as follows:
|Type of implant||Advantages||Disadvantages|
Semirigid or Malleable rods
|Easy to use.
Fewest parts so fewer chances of malfunction.
|Inflatable implants- three piece model
(standard of care)
|Acts and feels more like a natural erection||Requires more manual dexterity|
|Inflatable implants- two piece model||Penis looks more natural in erect and flaccid states, easier to operate than 3 piece model.
|Possibility of leakage or malfunction|
Penile implant surgery is an important decision. No one is too old to be evaluated for this procedure. But achieving the optimum results depends on upon the selection of penile prosthesis best suited for each patient. There are some important factors which are considered while choosing a penile implant for a patient:
There are some important factors which are considered while choosing a penile implant for a patient:
a) Age of the patient and partner
b) overall penile size,
c) The ability of the patient to inflate / deflate the device
How and what device is used for Penile Implant Surgery?
Through a 3-4 cms incision at the level of penis and scrotum, small openings are made on both carpora cavernosa and after taking accurate measurement (length) implants are selected and placed along with the pump.
How long does the penile implant procedure take to complete?
This procedure takes approximately 1.30 hours to 2 hours.
Will I have normal feelings after implant?
The penile implant does not interfere with the natural feelings. This device has nothing to do with the ejaculation or orgasm.
Does a penis with implant look and feel like a natural erection?
Penile Implant Surgery is not noticeable when your penis is flaccid. Your partner would not be able to make out that you have had an implant in your penis unless you tell her.
What if I get an infection after the procedure?
If it is a superficial infection then can be treated with antibiotics. And if the implant gets infected then we have to replace it with the new one.
What are the possible risks/complications of penile implant?
Post-operative complications of penile implant surgery are not common. There are some risks associated with the implant procedure including pain, anaesthesia, and repeat surgery due to infections or mechanical failure of the device.
Which specialist/surgeon will do the surgery?
A Urologist who is specialized in Genito-Urinary Reconstructive Surgery is the right choice for penile prosthesis surgery. A routine urologist may not be efficient to perform this procedure.
What do I need to prepare for the penile implant procedure?
A patient needs to prepare certain essentials before heading towards the penile implant surgery.
Few are listed below:
i. Get your medical history reviewed by the Urologist who is specialised in Genito-Urinary Reconstructive surgery.
ii. Do a physical examination: Physical evaluation is must prior the surgery to avoid any hassles while surgery,
iii. If diabetic, sugar needs to be controlled.
iv. Any skin infection should be treated prior surgery.
v. Penile sensation should be intact.
What are the post- operative precautions to be taken?
• No sexual activity for 6 weeks after the surgery.
• No strenuous work for 4 weeks after the surgery.
What is the recovery time after the procedure?
A patient following penile implant surgery usually recovers within 2 days means he can resume his normal routine after 2 days of the surgery. You can begin enjoying sex once again after 6 weeks.
What is the cost of the surgery?
Surgery cost entirely depends on upon the cost of the implant chosen by the patient.
Do the insurance companies cover penile implant procedure?
Usually, it is advisable to coordinate with your respective insurance company in view of the same.What is
What is the success rate of the procedure?
About 90%-95% of inflatable implants produce erections suitable for intercourse.
More than 90% of men are moderately or completely satisfied with the results.
For any further enquiry on Penile Implant Surgery please contact:
Urologist, Andrologist and Genito -Urinary Reconstructive Surgeon
Contact no. : 91- 9886624303 | +91-9999062316
Website : www.urethraandpenilesurgery.com