Penile Prosthesis Insertion
This surgery implants a device into the penis. The device can produce an erection-like state. It enables a man to have sexual intercourse. A penile prosthesis does not change the sensation on the skin of the penis or the ability to reach orgasm or ejaculate. Penile ImplantCopyright © Nucleus Medical Media, Inc.
Call Your Doctor
After you leave the hospital, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:
- Redness, swelling, increasing pain, increasing bleeding, or a large amount of fluid leaking from the surgical area
- Increased swelling in your scrotum or penis
- Blood in your urine
- Signs of infection such as fever, chills, headache, muscle aches, lightheadedness, general ill feeling
New symptoms such as nausea, vomiting,
, abdominal swelling
- Pain or difficulty with urination
In case of an emergency, call for medical help right away.
This surgery implants a device into the penis. The device can produce an erection-like state. It enables a man to have sexual intercourse.
A penile prosthesis does not change the sensation on the skin of the penis or the ability to reach orgasm or ejaculate.
Penile Implant Copyright © Nucleus Medical Media, Inc.
What to Expect
Reasons for Procedure
penile prosthesis insertion is for men who want to have an erection, including those who have:
- Not responded to other treatment options such as pills, suppositories, vacuum devices, and injections
Certain diseases such as
or vascular disease
- Physical injuries such as spinal cord injury
- Certain surgeries that have made having an erection impossible
Complications are rare. But, no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have penile prosthesis insertion, your doctor will review a list of possible complications. These may include:
- Scar tissue that forms
- Break down of tissue around the implant
- Mechanical failure
Factors that may increase the risk of complications include:
- Poor overall health
- Poor nutrition
- Use of certain drugs
- Bladder disease that requires a catheter
- Bleeding disorders
- Prior pelvic or genital surgery
Be sure to discuss these risks with your doctor before the procedure.