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Penile Implants

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What is a Penile Implant?

An inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) is a surgical treatment option for erectile dysfunction and sometimes for Peyronie’s Disease. Dr. Cheng and Dr. Hotaling are our urologists who are fellowship-trained in penile implant surgery. An IPP is a permanent solution, allowing a man to regain full sexual function. Penile implants have the highest patient and partner satisfaction rates out of all of our treatment options for ED.

The IPP Process

The IPP is inserted during a surgical procedure that takes approximately 60-90 minutes and can often be done as a day surgery at RMA’s ambulatory surgery center. The implant is made up of a pair of cylinders that are placed inside the penis, a pump inside the scrotum next to the testicles, and a reservoir that is filled with saline in the lower abdomen. Squeezing the pump in the scrotum moves the saline from the reservoir into the cylinders, which creates a rigid and very natural-feeling erection that lasts as long as you want it to. There is a button on the pump for deflation, which allows the penis to return to a flaccid state.

The IPP surgery does have some risks. There is a 1-2% risk of infection, which would require removal and replacement of the implant. There is also a risk of mechanical failure; penile implants generally last for 10 to 15 years, but it can depend on how often it is used.

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