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Penile Implant Surgery In India

Penile Implant Surgery In India

Penile Implant Surgery is necessary because of Erectile dysfunction has emerged as one of the most rampant issues men face in today’s world. While the stigma and embarrassment serve as the first hurdles towards treatment, they are not the only ones. Most cases of erectile dysfunction could be treated through drugs or hormone therapies. However, some extreme cases see all usual treatments failing before their eyes.

However, all is not lost of them. A last ray of hope still exists, known as penile implants. But unfortunately, only a few people have even heard of this method. Let’s shed some light on the treatment and a few of its most popular products.

Understanding Penile Implant Surgery

Penile implants, also known as penile prosthesis, are devices used in the treatment of severe erectile dysfunction. Penile implants come into the picture when the case of erectile treatment is very extreme and all other methods, including hormone injections, have failed. The implants are usually kept as a last resort because they are a permanent and irreversible solution.

How Penile Implant Surgery Work

The working of penile implants depends upon their type. Mainly, there are two types: semi-rigid and inflatable.

Semi-rigid penile implants only consist of two bendable rods inserted in the chambers within the penis. This leaves penis in a state of semi-erection constantly. There is zero chance of failure in such implants, and the procedure is very simple with minimal risk. However, the constant semi-erection can become embarrassing for the patient. Furthermore, the patients are unable to achieve a full erection, which might affect their sex lives.

Inflatable penile implants are a more modern solution. Instead of rods, they use hollow cylinders inserted within the penis chambers. The cylinders are connected to a sack filled with fluid and a pump (usually located in the scrotum). The patient can use the pump whenever he wants an erection. The motion forces the fluid into the hollow cylinders, inflating them and giving the appearance of an erection. The same pump can be used to transfer the fluid back into the reserve.

Benefits of penile implant surgery

The reason why penile implants are getting popular is due to the numerous benefits they offer to men. While the obvious benefit is getting rid of erectile dysfunction, there are many other benefits that make penile implants better than other types of treatments:

  • The implant can be inflated secretly and are easy to hide. Most patients report no noticeable difference in their daily lives.
  • Intercourse is more satisfactory than all other treatments of erectile dysfunction.
  • Due to limited parts, the mechanical failure rate is almost negligible
  • There is no risk of prolonged erection, or priapism.
  • No sensation on the skin is lost, and men can achieve orgasm same as before.

Risk and Drawbacks

Like all surgeries, penile implants do come with some risks. And like all treatments, they have some drawbacks:

  • Once the penile implant surgery is done, all natural reflexes for erection in the penis are lost. It means that the man would not be able to achieve erection without the implant at all.
  • Penile implants only deal with the erection size and duration. They do nothing for the penile size and shape, and any existing deformities in that area would have to be treated separately.
  • There are chances of excessive bleeding just after the surgery.
  • The erection duration might be shorter than normal with regular penile implants.

Most popular Penile Implant Surgery

As with any product, there are various types of penile implants available in the market. Each seeks to serve the same purpose in a different way. So obviously, each comes with its own benefits and drawbacks. Let’s take a look at them:

1. Coloplast Genesis

The Coloplast Genesis is a semi-rigid penile implant that prides itself on its simplicity. The malleable penile implant might employ an older method, but the technology is keeping up with the times. The primary reason by Genesis is desirable is the sheer simplicity it offers to both the surgeon and the patient. The implant can be easily inserted within the penile chambers in a matter of minutes. Semi-rigid implants find their use in specific cases like patients with lack of dexterity in the hands, lack of strength, or limited reach. However, people without these issues generally prefer more complex implants.

The Coloplast Genesis comes with a variety of features that makes it a tough contender in the market. Some of them are:

  • The implants are easily trimmable, allowing them to match the required size for the patient on-the-go. It also comes with three tail cap sizes to match the patient’s requirement.
  • There is no assembly required whatsoever, making the procedure very simple.
  • The implant comes with a hydrophilic coating. This allows it to easily absorb water and stay lubricated.
  • The lack of multiple components ensures long durability of the implants. There is very low chance of failure.

2. AMS C X 700

AMS 700 series consists of 3-piece inflatable penile implants. The implant has 2 hollow cylinders, a fluid reservoir and a pump. The model comes both with and without the attached cylinders and pump, depending on the type of approach of the surgeon.

The implant boasts of some great features for making lives of patients easier. The pump comes with a one-button deflation feature and also a valve that stops auto-inflation. The CX variant of AMS 700 comes with controlled cylinder expansion, thereby giving patients more control on the girth and length of their erection. The fluid is coated with parylene to enhance durability. The whole implant is coated with antibiotics to resist any infection from developing. A broad range of RTA lengths is available, to suit patients with every kind of need. The only downside with a 3-piece implant is the greater number of components, which has a higher probability of wearing out or getting damaged.

3. AMS Ambicor Penile Prosthesis

The AMS Ambicor is a 2-piece penile implant, consisting of the cylinders and a combined apparatus for fluid and pump. As one might expect, fewer parts make the implant much easier to use. The mechanism is also simple: squeezing the pump pushes the fluid into the cylinders, thereby resulting in an erection. Unlike the 3-piece penile implants, pump contains the fluid and is located in the scrotum.

The AMS Ambicor undoubtedly has its perks. Fewer components make the procedure easier for the surgeons. The mechanism is also easy-to-use for the patients. For the same reason, a 2-piece penile implant has a lower risk of getting damaged. Deflation is also easy; one just has to bend the penis towards it end, and the fluid moves back into the pump. Naturally, 2-piece penile implants are gaining popularity among men considering implants in the first place. However, there is one drawback to the device: since the pump contains the fluid and has to be fitted inside the scrotum, the amount of fluid contained is lower than a 3-piece implant. This could result in insufficient erection and lower satisfaction.


Penile implant surgery remain a lesser-known treatment method, but it could be last hope a lot of men need. Be it semi-rigid, 3-piece or 2-piece; there are treatments available to suit not only your necessities but also your needs. Penile implants could very-well be the final nail in the coffin of erectile dysfunction, making it a completely curable condition.

For further information on penile implant surgery, it do consult:-

Dr Gautam Banga

MBBS,MS,M.Ch (Urology)
Urologist, Andrologist and Genito -Urinary Reconstructive Surgeon
Contact no. : +91-9999062316
Email:- info@urethraandpenilesurgery.com


 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.


Constantly firm
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

types of penile implant surgery
How to choose the right penile implant surgery ?

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:

Dr. Gautam Banga

MBBS,MS,M.Ch (Urology)
Urologist, Andrologist and Genito -Urinary Reconstructive Surgeon
Contact no. : +91-9999062316 | 011-41041131
Email:- info@urethraandpenilesurgery.com
Website : www.urethraandpenilesurgery.com