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Penile Implant Specialists

Urology Associates of Mobile -  - Urology

Urology Associates of Mobile

Urologists located in Mobile, Foley, Daphne, Grove Hill, Thomasville, AL and Lucedale, MS

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 implants that won’t cause urination, sensation, or ejaculation issues so you can enjoy a normal life. Call any of their convenient locations in Mobile, Daphne, Foley, Grove Hill, and Thomasville, Alabama, and Lucedale, Mississippi, or use the online scheduler for a consultation.

Penile Implant Q & A

What is a Penile Implant?

A penile implant is a prosthesis that your urologist at Urology Associates of Mobile places during an in-office procedure. Penile implants can restore sexual function without interfering with ejaculation, penile sensation, or normal urination. 

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.

What are the Options for Penile Implants?

Urology Associates of Mobile offers both semirigid 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 semirigid 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.

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. 

Penile implants are an effective solution for many men who struggle with erectile dysfunction. To learn more about how a penile implant can help you, call Urology Associates of Mobile or use the online appointment maker to book a consultation now.