Penile Implants for Erection Problems
What To Think About
When considering surgery for erection problems, it is important to include your partner in your decision.
It is important that you have realistic expectations about the type of erections you can have with an implant. The use of penile implants is declining as men consider the risks of surgery—including infections—and as other options become available, such as vacuum pumps, injections, and medicines.
No problems have been reported from the shedding of silicone particles from the implants.
Semirigid (noninflatable) implants are the least expensive option. This surgery is usually covered by insurance policies and by Medicare.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology