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Penile Implant

Penile Implant

If erectile dysfunction doesn’t respond to other treatments, a penile implant is a safe and effective way to restore your sexual function. The skilled urologists at Urology Associates of Mobile offer penile implants that can restore sexual function without interfering with ejaculation, penile sensation, or normal urination.

Questions and Answers

Treatment

What is a Penile Implant?

A penile implant is a prosthesis that your urologist places during an in-office procedure. Penile implants are an effective solution for many men who struggle with erectile dysfunction. For many men, a penile implant can offer a new lease on life after prostate cancer, Peyronie’s disease, or other conditions that cause erectile dysfunction.

Treatment

What are the Options for Penile Implants?

We offer both semi-rigid penile implants and inflatable penile implants.

  • Semirigid Penile Implant: A semirigid penile implant includes two flexible rods. To have intercourse, you bend the rods and bring the penis to an erect position. Then, after intercourse, you return the rods to their downward position.

  • Inflatable Penile Implant: An inflatable penile implant, the most common choice for penile implants, includes inflatable cylinders, a pump, a deflation valve, and a saline reservoir. When you want to have intercourse, you press the pump hidden in your scrotal skin. This triggers fluid transfer from the saline reservoir in your abdomen to the cylinders within your penis, creating an erection. After intercourse, you press the deflation valve in your scrotum to send the fluid back to the abdominal reservoir and end the erection.

All of the components of both semi-rigid and inflatable penile implants are completely hidden under your skin. Nobody can tell that you have a penile implant just by looking at your penis.

Treatment

How Does Penile Implant Surgery Work?

Your surgeon performs penile implant surgery in the Urology Associates of Mobile office. The process usually takes around an hour. You typically receive local anesthesia for the procedure, making it painless. After your penile implant surgery, you need time to heal.

Your urologist teaches you how to use the penile implant. The inflation and deflation process becomes easy with practice. You generally need to wait 4-6 weeks to resume intercourse, depending on your surgeon’s recommendations.

If you would like to learn more about penile implant surgery or would like to have a consultation with one of our urologists, call your preferred Urology Associates of Mobile location.

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If you have further questions or are experiencing symptoms of a urologic condition, call us or schedule an appointment today.

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