Erectile dysfunction (ED) affects an estimated 25 million American males. It can be difficult to talk about ED, but ED is being treated in urology clinics across the country, and with great success. Men are encouraged to seek doctor’s treatment for their erectile dysfunction. After all, sexual health is a vital part of overall health.
When Erection Dysfunction Medication Fails
ED medication, such as Viagra and Cialis, are not the only methods of treatment for the condition. When ED is caused by an underlying medical condition, circulation problems, or a radical prostatectomy (removal of the prostate), medication may only work half of the time or not at all. That is not good enough for someone who wants a fun, exciting, and spontaneous sex life.
Among the most advanced in ED treatments is penile implants. Although they have been around for decades, the penile implants of today are so well-developed to help achieve a natural erection. This method has the highest rate of long-term satisfaction out of all other ED treatments.
What Is a Penile Implant?
A penile implant is an inflatable device surgically implanted into the penis, scrotum, and abdomen to help a man get an erection. It comes in a two-piece or three-piece design. The more popular of the two, the three-piece design, is composed of a pump and release valve (which goes into the scrotum), a saline reservoir (placed in the abdomen), and an inflatable cylinder (implanted in the penis). Penile implants are custom fit to the patient’s body, and the different parts work together to help a man achieve an erection. The erection itself looks natural since the penis itself expands as it fills with saline solution.
How To Get Penile Implants to Work
Penile implants give men back control of their bodies. What makes it so satisfactory is, in large part, because it allows men to have spontaneous erections using natural motions. To achieve an erection, the man must squeeze the pump located in the scrotum, which transfers the fluid from the reservoir to the cylinders. After sexual activity, squeezing the pump moves the fluid from the cylinder back into the reservoir. With penile implants, there is no need for medication, injections, and pumps that take enjoyment and spontaneity out of sex.
The inflatable penile implant is considered the gold standard for treating ED, which does not respond to medication. If you are interested in this procedure, choose a penile implant specialist to do it. You are likely to have the best outcomes with an experienced surgeon performing the surgery.
Penile Implant Surgeon in Concord & Charlotte, NC
Erectile dysfunction is a medical condition that is very common and should be treated as such. It is about time to reclaim your sexual health and confidence.
Dr. Richard Natale is a board-certified urologist specializing in treating men’s health issues, including erectile dysfunction. Dr. Natale is a highly skilled and experienced penile implant specialist and has implanted numerous two-piece, three-piece, and semi-rigid implants over the years. To find out your ED treatment options, schedule an appointment with Dr. Natale. Call our urology clinic at (704) 786-5131 or use our online request form.