Men’s health week is celebrated annually between 13th to 19th June. An entire week is dedicated in spreading the awareness about the health issues faced by men. Erectile Dysfunction is one of the common issue faced by men across the globe. Let’s take a look at what exactly is Erectile Dysfunction and how is it treated.
What is Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction is also known as impotence. It is an inability to achieve or sustain an erection for satisfactory sexual activity. Erectile dysfunction can be caused by aging, diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking cigarettes, atherosclerosis, depression, nerve or spinal cord damage. Erectile dysfunction can be treated with psychotherapy, healthy lifestyle, medications, intracavernosal injections, vacuum devices, and surgery. Penile Implant Surgery is the most common treatment for Erectile Dysfunction.
What is Penile Implant Surgery?
Penile implants are devices which are placed inside the penis which allows the men with erectile dysfunction to get an erection. Penile implants are typically recommended in case of other treatments of erectile dysfunction have failed. In many cases, erectile dysfunction can be successfully treated with the help of medications or by using a penis pump. Mainly there are two types of penile implant semi-rigid and inflatable. Placement of this penile implants requires surgery. Penile implants are also used to treat severe cases and condition that causes scarring inside the penis which leads to curved and painful erections.
Types of Penile Implants
Mainly there are two main types of penile implants:
Inflatable Implants: – Inflatable devices is the most common type of penile implant. This implant is used to create an erection and deflated at times. Three-piece inflatable implants used in the surgery uses a fluid-filled reservoir implanted under the abdominal wall, a pump and a release valve are placed inside the scrotum, and two inflatable cylinders inside the penis. For the erection, the fluid is pumped from the reservoir into the cylinders. The valve inside the scrotum is used to drain the fluid back into the reservoir.
Semi-rigid rods: – Semi-rigid devices are firm. The penis can be bent away from the body for sexual activity towards the body for concealment. It is a semi-rigid device with a central series of segments held together with a spring on each end.
How is Penile Implant Surgery performed?
While performing the surgery the surgeon uses a catheter which is inserted into the patient’s bladder via penis to collect the urine during surgery. The surgeon makes an incision below the head of the penis, at the base of the penis or in the lower abdomen. The surgeon then stretches the spongy tissue in the penis which fills with blood during an erection. According to the patients, the surgeon then chooses the correct size of the implant cylinders inside the penis. If the surgeon is implanting a two-piece inflatable device, a pump and valve are placed inside the scrotum. For the three-piece device, the surgeon implants a fluid reservoir in the abdominal wall through an internal incision. Once the device is in place, the surgeon sews the incision.
Risks associated with Penile Implant Surgery
Infection: – Any surgery carries some risk and complications. Infection is one of the most common risks. Men who need surgery to adjust or replace an implant are at higher risk of infection than they were with the first surgery.
Implant problems: – The new implant that is used in the surgery are generally very reliable but in rare cases these implants do not work properly. In some cases the semi-rigid devices, internal parts can break down over with time. In inflatable devices, fluid can leak and the pump device can fail. Another Surgery is necessary to remove, repair or replace a broken implant.
Internal erosion or adhesion: – In rare cases the implant can stick to the skin inside the penis or wear down the skin from inside the penis.
Packages for Penile Implant Surgery with IndianMedTrip
Penile implant surgery is an expensive surgical procedure. This surgery is available in India at very affordable costs. IndianMedTrip is a globally reputed medical tourism company that provides the best deal and packages for medical treatments. IndianMedTrip offers bespoke packages for penile implant surgery. IndianMedTrip has a large network of associated best Urologist Surgeons and healthcare facilities in India. These surgeons are highly qualified and board-certified in different fields including plastic surgery and urology. Global patients all across the world get benefited from the best hospitals and reap their benefits with IndianMedTrip at the most affordable costs.
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