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Surgical Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction

Exploring Your Treatment Options

Your doctor may suggest surgery to treat your erectile dysfunction or ED if other forms of therapy are not satisfactory.  

Surgery is generally used to accomplish one of the following goals:

  • Implanting a prosthetic device within the penis, which causes an erection

  • Reconstructing the arteries within the penis to increase blood flow, which helps to facilitate an erection

  • Blocking off veins within the penis that allow blood to leave the penis, which helps to maintain an erection

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