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Updated on May 16, 2013

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Penile Implant Prosthesis Surgery Los Angeles

Penile prothesis implants are a growing treatment for men dealing with symptoms of erectile dysfunction and Los Angeles area doctor Eugene Rajaratnam MD is one doctor performing penile prosthesis implant surgery.

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How Does It Work?

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A penile prosthesis is a medical device implanted in the penis requiring a surgical procedure that helps men achieve erections. The prosthesis device is often used like a pump for men with organic or treatment-resistant psychogenic impotence who suffer from erectile dysfunction. Many times erectile dysfunction is caused by physical symptoms from prostate surgery and prostate cancer treatments.

Following the routine outpatient procedure, a four to eight week recovery period is necessary before the implant is used.

30 million American men are coping with erectile dysfunction. While oral medications and non-surgical alternatives can be effective, for some men a penile prosthesis is the final solution for erectile dysfunction.

A penile prosthesis is a treatment option for men with erectile dysfunction. These devices are either malleable (bendable) or inflatable. The simplest type of prosthesis consists of a pair of malleable rods surgically implanted within the erection chambers of the penis. With this type of implant the penis is always semi-rigid and merely needs to be lifted or adjusted into the erect position to initiate sex. Today, many men choose a hydraulic, inflatable prosthesis, which allows a man to have an erection whenever he chooses and is much easier to conceal. It is also more natural.

A penile implant is usually used when there is a clear medical cause for ED and when the problem is unlikely to resolve or improve naturally or with other medical treatments. Sometimes a penile prosthesis is implanted during surgery to reconstruct the penis when scarring has caused erections to curve (Peyronie’s disease).

How Does the Penile Prosthesis Work?

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The inflatable penile prosthesis consists of two attached cylinders — a reservoir and a pump — which are placed surgically in the body. The two cylinders are inserted in the penis and connected by tubing to a separate reservoir of fluid. The reservoir is implanted under the groin muscles. A pump is also connected to the system and sits under the loose skin of the scrotal sac, between the testicles.

This penile prosthesis is referred to as a 3-piece inflatable penile prosthesis, due to the three different components. A 2-piece inflatable penile prosthesis consists of only two components: the attached cylinders and the combined reservoir and pump unit. Instead of the reservoir being placed behind the groin, it is combined with the pump into one housing unit that fits comfortably within the scrotum. The advantage of a 2-piece prosthesis in that the surgery is shorter and less complicated and there is no device parts in the abdomen. The disadvantage of the 2-piece prosthesis is that the smaller reservoir may not result in adequate erections in some men.

If you are considering penile implant and a penile prosthesis as an option for erectile dysfunction contact Los Angeles area penile implant surgeon and erectile
dysfunction doctor Dr. Eugene Rajaratnam.

Dr. Eugene Rajaratnam (661) 945-0601
Serving the Los Angeles area.

Dr. Gene Rajaratnam Urologist,
Erectile Dysfunction
California Wellness Institute
California Wellness Institute in Lancaster provides penile prosthesis implant surgery.
44241 North 15th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534

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Penile Prosthesis Implant Surgeon Los Angeles
44241 North 15th Street West Los Angeles, CA 93534 - Get directions - View larger map

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