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Surgical Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction (cont.)

Penile Implants

In the past, the placement of a prosthetic device (also called a penile implant) within the penis was the only effective therapy for a man with an organic (having to do with a bodily organ or organ system) cause of erectile dysfunction.

Now, a penile implant is the last option considered. Nonsurgical treatment options are always tried before resorting to surgical options. Nevertheless, a penile implant remains a reliable form of therapy in highly motivated men when other treatments are unsuccessful.

Your doctor will discuss the benefits and risks of a penile implant with you and your sexual partner.

  • Nearly 100% of men with penile implants express satisfaction.

  • Part of this enthusiasm is related to the failure of other therapies and highly motivated users.
Two types of penile implants are available: a semirigid or malleable rod implant and an inflatable implant.

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