Meet Dr. James Elist

James J. Elist M.D, has been in private practice in Beverly Hills, California since 1982, specializing in urology, specifically in impotency, male sexual dysfunction, and infertility.

Dr. Elist has served as the chairperson and a member of several committees at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and other hospitals, including the Oncology Committee, Ethics Committee, Utilization Committee and Medical Records Review Committee.

Internationally, Dr. Elist has performed surgery and trained surgeons in the Middle East and Europe. Nationally, Dr. Elist is the first surgeon in the Los Angeles area to perform procedures involving penile prosthesis devices manufactured by American Medical Systems.


Los Angeles Magazine designated Dr. Elist as “The Best Plastic Surgeon – Urologist” in Los Angeles on July 1998. The Office of Hearings & Appeals elected him to be a United States Government Medical Expert Witness in 1997, 1999, 2001 and 2003. Dr. Elist has received the National Leadership Award and has been elected as Honorary Co-Chairman of the Physician Advisory Board of the United States Congress.

In the academic space, he has played prominent roles, having spoken at the Chinese Urological Association’s Fifth Annual Congress of Urologists in 1996 and more recently, having presented his published article, entitled “A Retrospective Evaluation of the Safety and Effectiveness of a Silicone Block Implant for Elective Cosmetic Surgery of the Penis” at the 2016 American Urological Association meeting.

Dr. Elist’s Associations Past & Present

Professional Member, Impotency Institute of America
Member, American College of Physician Executives
Diplomate, American College of Ethical Physicians
Diplomate, American Board of Hospital Physicians


James J. Elist MD, F.A.C.S., focuses his research on:
Male Sexual Dysfunction
Penile Deformities
Penile Dysmorphia
Scrotal Enhancement
Prostate Diseases
Male Infertility


A 5 year clinical study on over 500 patients who received the Penuma silicone penile implant published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.







Dr. Elist seeks to provide each of his patients with the utmost care and attention to ensure that their concerns are resolved.

“Well-treated and happy patients are the highest reward for a doctor” – James Elist, MD, FACS


As a physician, innovator, and mentor, Dr. Elist tirelessly pursues the path of sharing his knowledge and expertise with those who choose to become knowledgeable.

“I was taught to teach and share with the future generations.” – James J. Elist, MD, FACS


“Only through a combination of medical expertise and individual attention is a physician able to properly serve a patient’s needs.” – James J. Elist, MD, FACS


Dr. Elist seeks to address his patients’ medical and aesthetic complaints using the most effective and innovative treatment available.

“No matter what the nature of his complaints, every patient is unique and deserves our full attention.” – James J. Elist, MD, FACS


5 Types of Penoplasty – But Which One Works?

5 Types of Penoplasty – But Which One Works?

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Surgical Treatment for Buried Penis

Surgical Treatment for Buried Penis

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How Long Do Penile Implants Last

How Long Do Penile Implants Last

here are many questions surrounding the longevity of penile implants. However, there are two different types of penile implants (i.e., for erectile dysfunction and for aesthetic purposes). Each type of penile implant has its own longevity. To fully understand which...

Penuma Penile Implant Reviews 

Penuma Penile Implant Reviews 

The Penuma implant is designed to add flaccid girth and visible length to the penis. It is the only FDA-cleared male enhancement implant. While there are many penile implant reviews on the internet, be sure you are getting advice from a trusted source. In this review,...


When medication, natural supplements or sexual therapy are not effective in solving a patient’s health issues, a medical procedure may be the appropriate course of action.

Dr. Elist, a urologist and surgeon with over 40 years of experience, specializes in urology, male sexual health, male sexual enhancement, and fertility. Dr. Elist offers a wide variety of medical procedures in order to address the multitude of issues men may face, including erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, or unsatisfactory penis and testicle size. He incorporates the most advanced medical technologies to ensure that his patient’s medical and aesthetic needs are met (e.g. Reconstruction of Congenital anomalies, Penile Enlargement, Testicular Enlargement, etc.).


Prostate Surgeries: Prostate Laser Treatment, Prostate Biopsy

Bladder Surgeries: Bladder Stone Removal, Bladder Tumor Removal, Cyctocele Repair


James J. Elist MD, F.A.C.S., focuses on researching and studying issues related impotency, male sexual dysfunction, penile dysmorphia, penile and scrotal enhancement, infertility, and prostate diseases. His main research interests are:
Male Sexual Dysfunction
Penile Deformities
Penile Dysmorphia
Scrotal Enhancement
Prostate Diseases
Male Infertility


A Matter of Size: What Men Have Always Wanted to Know, But Could Never Ask

This book is a resource for men who wish to increase the size of their penis or testicles through the use of innovative surgery. Author and Professor Gottfried Lemperle provides a scientific, yet accessible, explanation of the products and services available to increase penis and testicle size, taking a close look at the revolutionary procedure performed by world-renowned urologist Dr. James Elist. Dr. Elist’s exciting technique has helped men achieve their realistic sexual potential.

Kindle edition of “A Matter of Size” is available for sale on


Print Length: 194 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: IMD Inc. (July 6, 2015)
Publication Date: July 6, 2015
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
ASIN: B011543KW4
Text-to-Speech: Enabled
Word Wise: Enabled
Lending: Enabled


James J. Elist MD, F.A.C.S., focuses on researching and studying about impotency, male sexual dysfunction and infertility, he has several article publications and research studies, he has interpreted his long years of education and experiences in simple words in one of Dr Elist books named “Put Impotency in Your Past” which is published by Ketab Corp and is sold on You can also contact our office by phone or email and get a copy.

Dr Elist Books Details:

80 pages
Publisher: Ketab Corp.; First (English,Spanish) edition (January 1, 1991)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1482596334
Dr Elist’s books are written as a patient information handbook. Their purpose is to aid in the understanding of normal and abnormal sexual function and how to get the correct answer and treatment for impotency. In the last ten years the medical community has approached this subject on a scientific level. Until then, most doctors diagnosed impotency as a problem strictly in the mind. As a result of the latest research, this highly sensitive and confidential subject is now being recognized as being a physical disorder in most cases. The books contain lots of useful information and experiences. A visit to a urologist who is qualified and specialized in impotency is the beginning of the potential treatment to the problem. A urologist who specializes in impotency deals with this problem frequently and is able to recognize the symptoms and guide the patient in the direction of treatment and relief. It is most important that the patient, his partner, and the urologist feel comfortable with each other and develop an honest, trusting relationship for maximum success. Whether the source is physical or psychological, most impotent men can now be treated with the newest of techniques.


“Our experience has been great. We were both very nervous. Made us feel at ease and explained everything very well. Everyone was very nice. He was been wanting to do this for a while. Thank you! Thank you for your caring. God’s continued blessings to you.”

― John & Amanda, A Couple

“Hey Dr. Elist! I just wanted to let you know how happy I am with my enhancement surgery. It has been over year going on two now. My testicles are hanging lower and looking really good. It’s funny to say this but I get a lot of compliments and comments in the locker room. I look really good in Bluejeans now. And I do occasionally catch people checking out my crotch, and my confidence is really good now. Thank you again! If you ever need me to talk to a patients or someone thinking about surgery please give them my number.”

― Trevor J

“I had discomfort for years with a small penis. I had a hard time finding underwear or clothing that I could wear comfortably. The small length of my penis caused it to stick out instead of down. This also made sitting uncomfortable…I was looking for a permanent solution. I discovered Dr. Elist online…The Dr. and his staff were great. They removed the fat graft and put the implant in. The surgery and recovery were great. The results were immediate. 1.5 years later my self image has improved. I no longer have problems wearing underwear, clothing, or sitting. Kudos to Dr. Elist and the staff for their caring and patient treatment of me. ”

― Paul F