The effects of erectile dysfunction can take a toll – on your mind, body, and on your intimate relationships. What if we were to tell you there is a cure for ED?
While there are many ways to manage ED, there is only one cure. Penile implant surgery – the surgical implantation of a penile prosthesis that will allow a man to get an erection – has been around since the 1970s. Since then, however, medical technology has advanced significantly.
There are two common types of penile implants: semirigid or inflatable.
Semirigid Penile Implants
During the procedure, two flexible rods are implanted into the shaft of the penis. With this type of implant, your penis is always firm. When ready for sexual activity, you may position it away from the body; otherwise, it is kept bent toward the body.
Inflatable Penile Implants
This type of implant offers the most natural feeling, both when erect as well as when flaccid.
The most popular type of inflatable implant involves three pieces:
- Saline reservoir implanted in the abdominal area
- Pump and release valve implanted in the scrotum
- Inflatable cylinders implanted within the shaft of the penis
When you want to achieve an erection, you simply press the pump, which releases fluid into the inflatable cylinders within the penis, creating an erection. The erection lasts for as long as desired. You drain the fluid the same way, by releasing the valve in the scrotum; the fluid returns to the reservoir until the next time it’s needed.
What to Expect with Penile Implant Surgery
Notably, your ability to orgasm and ejaculate are not affected by penile implant surgery. So, you may expect your post-op penile sensations to be similar to what you experienced before the surgery.
Penile implant surgery is safe, minimally invasive, and recommended for men for whom other methods of ED treatment failed to work. In some cases, penile implant surgery is recommended to treat Peyronie’s disease.
Penile implant surgery has the highest patient satisfaction rate among all methods of treating erectile dysfunction. Talk to your doctor about what type of penile implant may be right for you.
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Penile Implant Specialist in Concord & Charlotte, NC
Put the spontaneity back into your love life with a penile implant. Talk to board-certified urologist and men’s health specialist Richard Natale, MD, about getting your sex life back after ED. Dr. Natale performs more than 100 penile implant surgeries each year. Call (704) 786-5131 in Concord and Mint Hill, North Carolina, or request an appointment now.