Penile implants. This treatment involves surgically placing devices into both sides of the penis. Penile implants are inserted into the spongy tissue that fills with blood during an erection. In cases where a penile implant is considered, this tissue is not working well leading to erectile dysfunction. The most common implant is known as an inflatable penile prosthesis, which is inflated with a pump implanted in the scrotum. Another type of implant is a semi-rigid penile prosthesis, which you manually bend down most of the time and then bend upward for sexual intercourse. This therapy is associated with high levels of patient and partner satisfaction. As with any surgery, there's a risk of complications, such as infection.
Penile implants might be considered if you have both Peyronie's disease and erectile dysfunction. For less severe curvature, ssimply placing the penile implant is all that is necessary to straighten the penis. However, for men with more severe curvature, additional procedures can be performed at the same time as the implant. these additional procedures include bending the penis ("modeling"), placing plication sutures (stitches) on the opposite side of the curvature, or making an incision to release the scar tissue and placing tissue (graft) over the area.
Penile implant placement is associated with high levels of patient and partner satisfaction in men with erectile dysfunction and Peyronie's Disease. As with any surgery, there's a risk of complications, such as infection. Your surgeon should discuss these and other risks, benefits ,and treatment alternatives at the time of your consultation. Penile implant surgery in the setting of Peyronie's Disease is complex, and it is recommended that surgery is performed by an expert urologist who specializes in the treatment of Peyronie's Disease and erectile dysfunction.