If you have a health condition like diabetes or high blood pressure, you know that medications for erectile dysfunction are not a safe option.
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Sunnyvale may have a solution. A penile implant, also called a penile prosthesis, is a treatment option that can help restore your sex life—and your confidence.
According to a recent study, both men and their partners experience a high level of satisfaction with the penile prosthesis. Penile implants are an innovative treatment option for erectile dysfunction offered by the urologists on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White – Sunnyvale.
During the procedure, a custom-fit, inflatable medical device is surgically placed into the penis to consistently produce a natural-looking and natural-feeling erection. Because the implant is concealed within the body, no one but you has to know it’s there.
Penile implants are designed to provide a permanent, long-term solution to your erectile dysfunction. The prosthesis allows you to have an erection suitable for sexual intercourse, and your sensitivity and ability to ejaculate are not affected. Implantation of the prosthesis is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia.
Recovery time can vary from man to man, but a typical recovery time after the procedure is four to six weeks. Once you have fully recovered, you can enjoy sex again. Because penile implants are prescribed by a physician, most insurance plans, including Medicare, cover the procedure.