Surgical Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction (cont.)
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Vascular Reconstructive Surgery
Vascular reconstructive surgery is another surgical treatment option for men with erectile dysfunction.
Your doctor will discuss the benefits and risks of vascular reconstructive surgery with you and your sexual partner.
Advantages of vascular reconstructive surgery include:
It must be stressed that very few men are potential candidates for vascular reconstructive surgery. In addition, extensive testing is required of men prior to undergoing this type of surgery. Additionally, there are very few medical centers that have experience in the management of vascular surgery for erectile dysfunction.
Although moderately effective, the long-term effectiveness of vascular reconstructive surgery is generally only 2 years or less. Also, vascular reconstructive surgery is very expensive and associated with a relatively high relapse rate.
Other disadvantages of vascular reconstructive surgery are:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/4/2014
Stephen W Leslie, MD, FACS
Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS
Mary L Windle, PharmD
Martin I Resnick, MD
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