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Penile Prosthesis Pump

April 10th, 2015

Penile Prosthesis Pump

Penile Prosthesis Pump

For many men suffering from Erectile Dysfunction, their symptoms can be alleviated with medications (such as Viagra or Cialis) and/or devices (such as penis pumps). However, for many men which suffer from refractory erectile dysfunction, the only definitive cure is use and installation of a Internal Penile pump.

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The term Internal Penile pump has many synonyms such as penile implant, inflatable penile pump/prosthesis, and penile prosthesis. However, whichever name is used, their function remains the same. It is used to help inflate the penis and result in a lasting erection suitable for sexual intercourse. Over 250,000 men have had the penile prosthetic procedure and have been able to have lasting sexual intercourse with their partner, all while retaining the natural look, feel and sensation of their penis.

Main Concerns About Penile Prosthesis Pump

Often, one of the main concerns when contemplating the penile prosthetic pump is functionality of the penis. All sensation, function and ability to achieve an orgasm remain the same. Another concern is cost. While potentially a costly procedure, most insurance carriers, including Medicare and Medicaid cover the procedure.

Candidats for the Internal Penile Pump

Candidacy for the Internal Penile Pump are men who suffer from extreme erectile dysfunction who desire to resume normal sexual activity. Men which have lost the ability to achieve and maintain an erection due to bladder, colon or prostate cancer treatment, as well as men which have had vascular disease from diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol levels are also a candidate.

Pump Functions

The pump functions by squeezing a pump using your thumb and index finger which moves fluid from a reservoir into the penis causing an erection. The erection can be maintained as long as you like and once desired, you can squeeze a release valve which will return the fluid back to the reservoir resulting in a flaccid penis.
If you or someone you know would like more information about Internal Penile Prosthetic pump, please consult your urologist or Dr. Elist today. They can give you additional information about how to restore sexual ability and be cured from Erectile Dysfunction.

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