Penile implant surgery is a procedure that helps men with erectile dysfunction that has not responded to other types of treatments.
Penile implant surgery involves placing a prosthetic device inside the penis and scrotum. This device helps the man achieve an erection and regain sexual function.
In this article, we examine the types of penile implants available and how they work. We also take a look at what a man can expect from having penile implant surgery.
Who is a candidate for penile implants?
Men with erectile dysfunction (ED) caused by a specific medical problem are the best candidates for this type of procedure.
However, in most cases, doctors try simpler and less invasive treatments first. If these treatments are not successful, men with ED may consider penile implant surgery.