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Penile Implants

Penile implants are a surgical treatment option for erectile dysfunction. These procedures involve the insertion of malleable or inflatable rods into the penis. Penile implants may be recommended for patients when other less invasive treatment options for erectile dysfunction have not been successful. Penile implants are performed as outpatient surgical procedures. The implants are inserted through an incision made in the penis, lower abdomen or scrotum. A thin flexible tube (catheter) is inserted briefly up the urethra and into the bladder to drain urine. Patients will typically remain in the hospital for one to two days following their surgery. A urinary catheter will be used for one day and antibiotics will be prescribed for two weeks after surgery to prevent infection.

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After Treatment

Men are advised to not wear tight underwear or clothing until their surgical incision has healed. For those with inflatable implants, tight clothing should be avoided for up to six weeks to avoid pushing the saline reservoir out of position. Strenuous physical activity and sex can resume one month after the surgery. Penile implants are typically very successful surgical procedures. Physicians at the Center for Men’s Health at TUCC perform over 50 of these procedures each year, placing them in the top 5 percent of penile implant surgeons nationally. Click here for more information on penile implants as well as stories from actual patients and couples.

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