Erectile dysfunction (ED) can affect you not only physically but also mentally because it can be very bothersome and make you wonder whether it’s due to an unknown underlying condition. If your ED symptoms are becoming more frequent, it is in your best interest to make an appointment with an experienced urologist so you can get treatment.
One of the most successful treatments for ED is having a penile implant. Let’s talk about this highly advanced treatment for ED and where you can go to find out about ED treatments that would work for you.
What Is a Penile Implant?
A penile implant is a tiny prosthetic device that is surgically placed inside the penis to help a man achieve and maintain an erection at will. Penile implants are usually recommended only when other treatments for ED, such as medication, have failed to produce satisfactory results.
There are two types of penile implants: semi-rigid and inflatable. Semi-rigid penile implants are always partially rigid or firm, so you would keep it bent toward the body when dressed and bent upward for sex. Semi-rigid penile implants are always ready for sexual activity and have a very high satisfaction rate.
Inflatable implants are devices that you need to inflate in order to create an erection and deflate afterward. This is the most popular type of penile implant, and it comes in a two- or three-piece model. Your urologist will explain the benefits of each.
Reasons to Consider a Penile Implant
Penile implants give patients with irreversible erectile dysfunction a chance to enjoy active and satisfying sex life.
Penile implants have the following benefits:
- High patient satisfaction rate. Penile implant surgery has an over 90% satisfaction rate, which is reportedly greater than the satisfaction rate for Viagra and penile injection therapy.
- Natural-feeling solution. A penile implant does not affect the way a natural erection feels, and it is designed to mimic a natural erection.
- Insurance coverage. Penile implant surgery is usually covered by health insurance plans, including Medicare.
Penile implant surgery, like any other kind of surgery, has minor risks involved and a recovery period afterward. Be sure to discuss everything with your doctor before having the procedure, and ask any questions you have so that you will fully understand what is involved regarding the surgery and recovery period.
Penile Implant Surgeon in Concord, Mint Hill, and Charlotte
If you are a man who has erectile dysfunction and you’re looking for a solution once and for all, talk to Dr. Richard Natale. Dr. Natale is a board-certified urologist and penile implant surgeon who treats patients with erectile dysfunction and other men’s health issues, including enlarged prostate, low-T, infertility, and PSA checkups.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Natale, contact our friendly staff today by calling us at (704) 786-5131 or by filling out our appointment request form online now. We look forward to being your healthcare partner.