If non-surgical management is not effective for you, surgical management by implantation of a penile prosthesis can be considered.
What is a penile prosthesis?
Penile prosthetic surgery has been conducted for 30 years and has a very high patient and partner satisfaction rate – more so than other treatments for ED. It is an effective and permanent means of restoring sexual function that allows spontaneous sexual interaction and eliminates performance anxiety.
The implant is a three-piece, fluid-filled inflatable prosthesis that consists of two inflatable cylinders placed in the penis, a pump implanted in the scrotum and a fluid-filled reservoir placed in the lower abdomen.
To create an erection, the pump is manipulated to allow fluid to fill the penile cylinders. This provides rigidity and girth expansion, like a natural erection. When the pump is deflated, pressure in the cylinders is released and the fluid returns to the abdominal reservoir allowing the penis to return to its flaccid state. When deflated, the cylinders are soft and entirely concealed.
How does the prosthesis work?
View this demonstration video that shows how the prosthesis works.
The penile implant surgery is performed at the Sydney Adventist Hospital and usually involves a 24-hour hospital stay
All about the surgery.
A six week recovery period will be required before the device is activated. You will be taught the technique of pump manipulation allowing inflation and deflation of the penile prosthesis in the rooms after the recovery period.