Placement of Penile Prosthesis at Lowcountry Urology Clinics
The physicians of Lowcountry Urology Clinics of Charleston SC are skilled in the placement of malleable and inflatable penile prostheses. We invite referring physicians to consider us for their erectile dysfunction patients who may benefit from this procedure.
As a service to our referring physicians, Lowcountry Urology Clinics would like to present some basic information on the placement of malleable and inflatable penile prostheses that you may wish to share with your patients.
Definition of Malleable Penile Prosthesis
A penile prosthesis is a device that is implanted and concealed within the penis. It consists of two rods made of steel or silver filaments, covered with layers of silicon sheath. They are inserted through an incision on the underside of the penis, near the base. This procedure provides rigidity of the penile shaft, allowing for sexual intercourse. After the procedure, the penis is always the same size and degree of firmness. Intercourse is possible by bending the rods in the desired direction. Afterwards, the rods are bent downward for concealment.
Definition of Inflatable Penile Prosthesis
In this case, instead of malleable rods, there are inflatable chambers implanted in the penis, a fluid reservoir implanted in the abdomen, and a pump placed in the scrotum. The entire device is totally concealed in the body. Some men prefer the more natural look and feel of the erection using this method.
Who may Benefit from a Penile Prosthesis?
This procedure is most often performed for men experiencing severe erectile dysfunction. Typically, penile prosthetic surgery is considered after more conservative treatments have failed. Following both the malleable and inflatable procedures, patient satisfaction is extremely high.
Choose Lowcountry Urology Clinics for Your Patients
For your patients who may benefit from the placement of a malleable or inflatable penile prosthesis, Lowcountry Urology Clinics of Charleston SC is a referral you can make with confidence. Contact us today!