Penile Prosthesis Implant Specialist

Urologists located in Pasadena, CA

Penile Prosthesis Implant services offered in Pasadena, CA

Men with erectile dysfunction that doesn’t respond to treatments like medication could benefit from a penile prosthesis implant. The experienced team at Pasadena Urological Medical Group in Pasadena, California, specializes in using advanced implant technology to restore your ability to achieve an erection and enjoy a rewarding sex life. To find out how you can benefit from the team’s expertise in penile prosthesis implants, call Pasadena Urological Medical Group or book an appointment online today.

Penile Prosthesis Implant Q&A

What is a penile prosthesis implant?

A penile prosthesis implant enables you to have an erection when other treatments for erectile dysfunction are unsuccessful.

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is very common, with close to 50% of men over 40 encountering some difficulty achieving an erection. Various issues can affect your ability to get an erection when you want to have sex, including:

  • Vascular disease
  • Hypogonadism (low testosterone)
  • Nerve damage
  • Diabetes
  • Medication side effects
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Depression
  • Prostate cancer treatment

ED is distressing for you and your partner, affecting your self-esteem and straining your relationship. Fortunately, there are several effective treatments for ED, one of which is penile prosthesis implants.

When would I need a penile prosthesis implant?

Penile prosthesis implantation isn’t the first treatment you would try for ED. Many people find oral medications like tadalafil (Cialis®) and sildenafil (Viagra®) taken before sex improve blood flow to the penis sufficiently. Other potential treatments include:

  • Testosterone replacement therapy
  • Vacuum erection devices
  • Alprostadil injections
  • Alprostadil pellet therapy
  • Penile vascular surgery

If these therapies don’t help, or you’re not a good candidate for vascular surgery, a penile prosthesis offers a permanent solution for ED that enables you to have sex whenever you like.

The Pasadena Urological Medical Group team has extensive experience performing successful penile prosthesis implants.

They offer penile prosthetic placement to manage refractory erectile dysfunction (where patients have chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease). They can also perform penile prosthesis implantation in patients with Peyronie’s disease, an abnormally curved penis.

What penile prosthesis implants are available?

There are several kinds of penile prosthesis implants available, including:

Bendable penile prosthesis implants

These prostheses are a pair of bendable rods your surgeon inserts into your penis. You manually bend the rods when you want an erection, then reposition them discreetly and comfortably afterward.

Inflatable penile prosthesis implants

This prosthesis has two fluid-filled cylinders that go into your penis and a pump that your Pasadena Urological Medical Group surgeon implants in your scrotum. To create an erection, you squeeze and release the pump, moving fluid into the cylinders. After sex, you bend the base of your penis to shrink the erection.

Some penile prosthesis implants also have a reservoir filled with a saline (salt) solution that your surgeon implants in your lower abdomen. 

To create an erection, you squeeze and release the pump in the same way as other inflatable devices. Then after sex, you press a deflate button on the pump to return your penis to a natural, flaccid state.

For more information on how a penile prosthesis implant could help you, call Pasadena Urological Medical Group or book an appointment online today.