Penile Prosthesis Surgery for Erectile Dysfunction Treatment
Malleable and Inflatable Penile Prosthesis Surgery for Erectile Dysfunction Treatment:
Erectile Dysfunction affects over half of the male population between 40 and 70 years of age. Depending on the cause of the issue, there are several erectile dysfunction treatment options consisting of oral medication, local pharmacotherapy and penile prosthesis. Penile prosthesis (malleable and inflatable) is considered the third line solution with one of the highest satisfaction rates (70-87%) among all erectile dysfunction treatment options.
Dr. Elist is an officially recognized urological surgeon by AMS (American Medical Systems) to perform penile prosthesis installation surgeries using malleable and inflatable penile prosthesis for the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction.
Dr. Elist uses both semi-rigid penile prosthesis, which is either a hinged or malleable device, or self-contained inflatable penile prosthesis which is a one piece, paired hydraulic device that allows fluid to be pumped from one portion of the device to another.
The following video shows how Inflatable Penile Prosthesis for Erectile Dysfunction works:
The Solution for Penile Shortening Caused by The Use of Inflatable Penile Prosthesis for Erectile Dysfunction:
Inflatable Penile Prosthesis is a treatment option for men who are suffering from refractory erectile dysfunction and for whom medications such as Viagra, Cialis, and Co. are ineffective. As with all types of surgeries, the insertion of inflatable penile prosthesis has its associated side effects and complications. While the majority of men report improved satisfaction and quality of life, penile shortening seems to be a common complication of inflatable penis prosthesis surgery.
Penile shortening after insertion of inflatable penile prosthesis seems to be caused by prolonged loss of erection which causes the penis to shrink, scar tissue formation due to surgery, and general fibrous tissue formation.
For as long as inflatable penile prosthesis have been used for erectile dysfunction treatment, many men have had to compromise between the ability to achieve erections and the acceptance of penis size loss.
Dr. Elist has helped many men with penile shortening after inflatable prosthesis surgery not to only regain their lost length, but gain additional length and girth (research article about the outcome of this procedure has been submitted for publication and will be released upon publication).
For former patients who have had the inflatable penile prosthesis, the enlargement surgery can be done immediately. If you are a current patient desiring a placement of inflatable penile prosthesis for erectile dysfunction and an enhancement surgery, please be advised that both surgeries can not be performed in one setting. Penile prosthesis surgery (both, malleable and inflatable for treating erectile dysfunction) must be performed first. After a recovery period of at least 6 weeks, the penile enhancement surgery (Elist Implant) can be performed if desired.
If you are interested in Dr. Elist’s unique solution for erectile dysfunction and would like to receive more information or schedule an appointment, please do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail or phone.