If you have erectile dysfunction and it doesn’t improve with traditional treatments like prescription medication or healthy lifestyle changes, consider penile implant surgery. At Modern Urology, experienced urologists Jose Vilaro, MD, and Adam De Fazio, MD, JD, use penile implant surgery to treat erectile dysfunction and improve men’s sexual health. To make an appointment, call the practice in Miami, Florida, or book online today.
Penile implant surgery is an outpatient procedure that treats erectile dysfunction. The operation involves your Modern Urology provider inserting an inflatable hydraulic prosthesis into your lower abdominal muscles and scrotum.
Once placed, your surgeon attaches the prosthesis to a pump. The pump transfers fluid into cylinders, causing an erection. A deflation valve at the base of the pump allows you to end the erection at any time.
Penile implants can restore your sex life if you have an underlying medical problem that causes erectile dysfunction, and it’s unlikely to improve with other treatments.
Yes. Penile implant surgery doesn’t affect your ability to have sex or reach orgasm. That said, the implant can make your penis stiffer and thicker, shortening your erection.
Another difference is that the implant doesn’t affect the head of your penis. As a result, it won’t get hard or become engorged during sex.
Penile implant surgery is safe and usually well-tolerated. In fact, studies suggest that between 90-95% of penis prosthetic operations result in successful outcomes. What’s more, 80-90% of men who undergo the procedure say they’re satisfied with the results and would do it again.
After penile implant surgery, your Modern Urology provider writes you a prescription for antibiotics and pain medicine. They also explain how to change your dressings and clean and care for your surgical wounds.
In the days after the operation, get lots of rest, drink plenty of water, and take your medication as prescribed. Following your surgeon's instructions can reduce the risk of infection, scar tissue formation, or mechanical failure.
Modern penile implants are small and discreet. After surgery, you may have a minor surgical scar at the base of your penis where the shaft meets your scrotum, but the implant itself isn’t noticeable.
Once your surgical incisions heal, you can return to normal activities, including work and exercise.
To see if you’re a candidate for penile implant surgery, request a consultation at Modern Urology by calling the office or booking online today.