Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common, treatable condition in men. When traditional medical treatments fail to improve your ED, you might want to consider penile implants. At San Fernando Valley Urological Associates, the team of urologists offers many innovative treatments to improve men’s health and well-being, including penile implants. Call the office in West Hills or Tarzana, California, to schedule an appointment today or book one online.
Penile implants are prosthetic devices that help men with erectile dysfunction (ED) get and sustain an erection. San Fernando Valley Urological Associates uses two kinds of penile implants: inflatable and semi-rigid.
The inflatable penile implant allows you to inflate and deflate the prosthetic device so that you control when you have an erection. Most men prefer this type of penile implant.
The semi-rigid penile implant is a more rigid prosthesis that allows you to place your penis upright during sexual activity. With this type of penile implant, your penis is always erect.
Schedule a consultation with the experts at San Fernando Valley Urological Associates to see if you’re a candidate for a penile implant. They recommend the prosthetic device for men with ED who fail to get a sufficient erection with ED medications or a penis pump.
The team might also consider you a candidate for the penile implant if you’re not a good candidate for the other treatments.
The team also uses penile implants to treat Peyronie’s disease. This disease causes an abnormal and painful bend in the penis when it’s erect.
The details of the surgical placement of your penile implant will depend on whether you’re getting an inflatable or semi-rigid device. Your provider reviews the specifics of your procedure during your pre-surgical consultation so that you know what to expect.
Typically, these procedures take less than an hour. The team can use a general anesthetic (that puts you to sleep) or spinal anesthesia (to numb the lower half of your body), minimizing pain and anxiety.
You can expect to experience some pain following the placement of your penile implant. Your provider gives you specific instructions about changes in your activity level to lessen your discomfort.
Most men resume strenuous exercise and sexual activity 4-6 weeks after the placement of their penile implant.
To learn more about penile implants and how they can benefit you, call San Fernando Valley Urological Associates today or book an appointment online.