Penile Prosthesis Insertion
This surgery implants a device into the penis. The device can produce an erection-like state. It enables a man to have sexual intercourse. A penile prosthesis does not change the sensation on the skin of the penis or the ability to reach orgasm or ejaculate.
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A penile prosthesis insertion is for men who want to have an erection, including those who have:
- Not responded to other treatment options such as pills, suppositories, vacuum devices, and injections
- Certain diseases such as diabetes or vascular disease
- Physical injuries such as spinal cord injury
- Certain surgeries that have made having an erection impossible
Last reviewedAugust 2013by Adrienne Carmack, MD; Michael Woods, MD
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