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NYC’s Top Urology Practice

Specializing in the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction and Penile Implant Surgery.

Welcome to Fifth Avenue Urology, the practice of Drs. Michael S. Brodherson, Yaniv M. Larish, and Leonard Glickman. We specialize in Penile Implant Surgery & the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction, as well as general urological care of both men and women.

dr-yaniv-larish-fifth-avenue-urology-2Dr. Larish is an expert in penile implant surgery for advanced erectile dysfunction. He has trained and has extensive experience in performing these delicate and artful surgeries. He is an expert on all types of penile implants and the latest technology. He teaches resident doctors on urological surgery and therefore keeps up with all the latest advancements in penile implant surgery and the newest advancements in the actual implant technology.

Dr. Larish utilizes different types of penile implants based on his expert opinion and vast experience for each individual patient’s specific needs. He uses semi-rigid or inflatable implants. The pump inflatable implants come from different manufactures and are each slightly different in their application. He will use his experience in determining which implant is right for each patient.

penile-implant-specialist-nycDr. Brodherson has been the Interim Chief of Urology at Lenox Hill Hospital and Dr. Larish served as the former chief resident in the same department. Dr. Glickman is specialty-trained in robotic and minimally invasive surgery. We are focused on providing exceptional, detail oriented, unrushed, and compassionate urological care to men and women of all ages. As physicians, we view the ability to practice medicine as a privilege, not a right. We treat our patients with respect, professionalism and compassion.

We are located in Manhattan, in New York City’s beautiful Upper East Side. We offer the most advanced state of the art diagnosis and treatment for all problems of the male and female urological and reproductive systems.

We emphasize discretion and compassion with all of our patients no matter how large or small their problems are. We understand the emotional and physical attributes of urological problems. We understand that problems of the urological system, from the kidney to the genitals, can be worrisome, embarrassing and sensitive. We provide a compassionate and safe atmosphere to discuss and treat problems in a comfortable and confidential environment.

dr-leonard-glickmanWe are experts in conservative and surgical treatments. We never rush patients and never push surgery when alternative, less invasive treatments are possible. We are proud to be ethical and altruistic physicians with a reputation and history to prove it.

We keep up to date with the most advanced technology and pharmacology as the field of urology changes with the times. New medications and procedures are introduced regularly. We are involved with doctor education and training allowing us to easily keep on top of all the new and exciting breakthroughs in the field of urology.

And lastly, we have a great back office team that is well versed in the ins and outs of insurance company procedures and rules to make sure your care and surgery are covered. We run our office with customer care in mind by trying to make sure every patient is comfortable and visits occur in a timely manner.

Can a Urologist Perform A Penile Implant Surgery?

Urologists are an important part of the medical world. However, they cannot do everything. They identify problems with the genitals and their links to other diseases. But they are not professionals in everything related to their craft, and often have to depend on other practitioners to help them. This is especially true in the case of surgeries. So, for those of you wondering if your urologist can perform your surgery, the answer is yes, and no.

Choosing a Urologist

The basic job description of a urologist is to identify and often times cure ailments that affect the human genitals. They can treat man and woman. They are also qualified to perform more basic surgeries and operations on the genitals, like vasectomies, kidney stone removal, and urethrotomy. These are all relatively basic operations that they can perform on their own. But an implant is on another level.

An urologist “can” perform an implant, the same way you “can” fix the plumbing at your home. You may be able to do it, but with less finesse and you might even put other people in danger. And while a urologist might not be putting themselves in danger, they can put you in a lot of danger if the surgery is not successful.

Now, there are inherent risks of your urologist performing a penile implant unsuccessfully. However, it is not to say that there aren’t any benefits. When your urologist is performing a penile implant, they will be able to do the surgery within a week. The surgery will also relatively cost less, as it is the same person performing the checkup and surgery.

Choosing a Surgeon

There is nothing inherently wrong with getting a surgery from a urologist, but the risks of something going wrong increase tremendously. Not only does the risk of infection and device malfunction increase greatly, but the neural pathways and arteries in your penis can get damaged, leading to irreversible damage. And that’s where a surgeon comes in.

In the previously mentioned scenario of plumbing, surgeons are the plumbers that are better prepared and equipped to handle your plumbing problem. Surgeons have better training with implants, and more importantly, they have more experience with implants. And the more experience they have, the less likely it is that something will go wrong. It has less chance of infection, mechanical failure, and certainly of having irreversible damage when you choose an implant surgeon.

Of course, there are also certain downsides to getting a surgeon for your penile implant. Surgeons tend to be busy or may charge much higher than a regular urologist. They might even take a lot of time before they perform the surgery because of their busy schedules. But, for many, these problems are not really that big for as long as they are sure their surgery will be successful.


Of course, if your urologist has a degree or proper medical training to perform major surgeries, then there is no real problem with getting the surgery from a qualified urologist. That said, if you are looking for a checkup or a surgeon for you implant surgery, be sure to visit our website and learn more.

Sex Life After 50

You can’t stop the aging process. However, modern technology helps you tackle many of the effects of aging. As you grow older, the body starts to get a lot weaker in general, and does not allow you to operate at the same pace that you used to. From getting tired easily to not being able to eat certain types of food, getting older affects you in more ways than you may realize.

However, the thing that takes the biggest hit as you get older is your sex life. Your sex life after the age of 50 gets much more difficult due to low sex drive and lack of energy. However, the one prevalent issue that makes matters worse is Erectile Dysfunction. Unfortunately, this condition can affect young men as well, but those over the age of 50 are more susceptible to it. The common causes of the condition in young people are obesity, diabetes, smoking, etc.

Erectile Dysfunction and Aging

Various studies have shown that ED is in fact a very common disease. It is almost inevitable for a large population of men man regardless of their health conditions and ethnicities. The awareness for this disease has created a very sympathetic and understanding culture among other people. You can now talk about this condition to your urologists and people around you more conveniently than you could in the past.

Many studies have also shown that this condition is more common in men as they start to age over 35. These studies suggest that almost all men suffer from erectile dysfunction at a certain age.

You have to make sure you avoid the wrong and unhealthy lifestyle choices that can lead to ED at a young age. While ED is a part of ageing, how fast you get it depends on the choices you make. Smoking and obesity can contribute to ED more than any other factors. Likewise, some psychological issues can cause erectile dysfunction.

Sex Life After 50: What Can You Do?

When it comes to your sex life after the age of 50, there is not much that you can do for the lack of sexual drive or energy. But there is something that you can do about the erectile dysfunction. From therapy to surgery and medicine, there are a multitude of ways for you to heal yourself from ED. These treatments are temporary and permanent, so you can pick the one that better fits your needs.

Penile injections can solve the problem temporarily. However, the process of getting the injection is not so pleasant and you have to do it repeatedly. Sometimes men suffer from ED due to psychological reasons, something that a therapy can really help with. Vacuum pumps can also be a great alternative to getting injections. However, one of the most popular methods of treating erectile dysfunction is implants. A penile implant surgeon inserts a set of components surgically into your penis and scrotum to give you the most natural erections possible.


Millions of men in the United Sates alone have erectile dysfunction. Some choose to treat it with modern methods while others remain quiet. If you are one of these people, be sure to visit our website and learn more about the procedures that we. Dr. Larish can help you know your options and perform a penile implant surgery to get your sex life back on track.

Dr. Michael Brodherson
Dr. Yaniv Larish
Dr. Leonard Glickman
4 East 76th Street
New York, NY 10021

Penile Implant Technology in 2020

Men with erectile dysfunctions and other penile problems in the past did not have much hope for rectifying their problem. The technology was barely there, and the few remedial measures that were present at that time were hit or miss. Even to this day, despite the advancement of technology, progress has been slow. Sure, there are medications and implants that individuals can use to regain their erectile function, but a one size fits all solution remains to be seen.

Despite the doom and gloom surrounding this complicated matter, 2019 has shown more signs of progress than ever before, which suggest that, the upward progress will continue in 2020 as well.

Erectile Dysfunction

Injury or cancer can cause men to lose their erectile function. It is a life-changing event that traumatizes men for their whole life. Close to 40 percent men between the ages of 40 and 70 have erectile dysfunction in varying levels. One-third out of these men does not even respond to Viagra. Fortunately, due to ongoing studies and researches, scientists came up with a new technology that offers a reliable alternative to men in similar situations. Some scientists even claim that with this new technology’s help, men would be able to restore their erectile functions and feel as better as they felt before.

Common Penile Implant Technology

There are other options than Viagra and drugs similar to it for regaining penal functions. Inflatable implants are what most doctors commonly use for relieving their patient’s problems. Despite the inflatable implant’s effectiveness, several other factors make it a risky choice. The use of pump and the water reservoir in this procedure not only make this procedure undesirable but dangerous as well. The complications in surgery can cause the internal reservoir to leak water. It is awkward and painful for the patients, which is why most men these days do not opt for it and seek other alternatives.

Currently, a malleable implant is what most doctors are using. Its easy installation paired with its low price is reason enough for patients to choose it. Countries other than the United States have also adopted this method with decent results. This method, however, also has some drawbacks, the main of them being that the penis remains erect permanently. It can also change its shape during use. In addition, it could damage surrounding tissue by pressurizing the surrounding areas.

New Technology for Penile Implants

The new technology that is put to use these days consists of an alloy made from nickel-titanium known as Nitinol. Because of Nitinol’s superelastic properties, doctors also use it for endovascular surgeries. The new implant technology stands out because of its shape memory alloy. This alloy activates with heat. Because of its remembering ability, it can also come back to its original shape. The implant is flaccid on normal body temperature. However, it elongates and expands as soon as it heats up.

Currently, a remote control is under development. With its help, the Nitinol will heat and expand in girth and length.


Consult an experienced urologist if you are facing any erectile problems. We have overseen thousands of successful urological procedures, and we vow to bring you back to full health too. Visit our website for more details and for booking an appointment in advance.

Penile Implants – FAQs

More than fifty percent of men over the age of 50 have erectile dysfunction (ED). Many men choose to remain silent, feel uncomfortable and embarrassed, but erectile dysfunction is usually easily treatable. Initially, your urologist will usually recommend prescription medication for treating the symptoms of ED, but often pills are not a viable option because of side effects, cost, and contraindications. And sometimes they simply do not work.

It’s where penile implants offer hope to many men. A penile implant, also known as penile prosthesis, is a safe and customized medical device that your urologist will insert into your penis through a minor incision at the base of your penis during a sixty to ninety-minute procedure.

We have compiled a comprehensive FAQ section to answer some of the most common questions you may have about penile implants, but may feel too uncomfortable to ask.

Q: Can I still have an orgasm?

You’ll still be able to have an orgasm and ejaculate normally as the prosthesis won’t change the sexual sensation.

Q: How long is the standard recovery time for your patients?

In most cases, the average recovery time is about six weeks, and patients can easily resume normal sexual activities, like intercourse.

Q: Is the penile implant uncomfortable?

You may be able to feel the implant for the first couple of weeks after you get it, but after that, your implant will feel natural.

Q: What are the risks?

Usually, the biggest risk associated with a penile implant is an infection. In case of an infection, we will remove the implant and put in a new implant. However, don’t worry as the risk is very low, usually about 1 or 2 percent.

Q: Will sexual intercourse be different with the penile implant?

The implant will not change your skin sensation or your ability to reach orgasm. The implant will enable your penis to thicken and stiffen while creating a more natural-looking erection.

Q: How long will the erection last?

The prosthesis will stop working when you no longer want to be hard anymore. You may stay hard for hours and be the most popular man in town!

Q: Is the implant removable?

Yes, the penile implant is removable.

Q: Am I the right candidate for penile implant surgery?

I f you have had erectile dysfunction for one year or more, and have also tried other ED treatment options, like oral medication (e.g. Cialis, Viagra, Levitra, and Stendra), penile injections, urethral suppositories (e.g. Muse), a vacuum pump, or shock wave therapy, then you are the right candidate for this surgery.

Q: Can I still have a child after penile implant surgery?

As penile implant surgery doesn’t interfere with your natural ability to ejaculate, it will not have any effect on your ability to have a child.

Q: Is the penile implant noticeable?

As the penile implant is internal, nobody will notice it. Your penis will have the same shape and appearance, whether it is erect or flaccid.

Contact Us

If you have more questions about penile implants, visit our website.  To schedule a consultation with our urologist, please call us at 212-370-4170. We look forward to improving your situation so that you can enjoy a pleasurable and fulfilling sex life.

I Have Erectile Dysfunction. What Are My Options?

Our world has come a long way in coming to accept certain diseases and problems. And there is no bigger example of this than Erectile Dysfunction. It can be a very difficult and embarrassing for men to talk about ED to their partners or even their urologists. But urologists have now become more understanding of the problem and can empathize with your situation.

However, if you were caught in an awkward moment with your partner or have been noticing that something is very wrong, then it is possible that you may have ED. Lucky for you, there are quite a few treatment options available to help you get back to normal.

Treatment Options For Erectile Dysfunction

  1. Testosterone Therapy

A very common cause for Erectile dysfunction is a low sex drive and low blood levels of testosterone. In the case of low levels of testosterone, you can eliminate ED with the help of Testosterone therapy. This is of course only one of the many ways that you can treat erectile dysfunction. That said, this therapy is very case specific and doesn’t really help when you have normal testosterone levels.

  1. Prostatic Massage

Many men have begun to take a certain form of therapy known as prostatic massage that can possibly help with ED. A practitioner will massage the area above the groin to promote better blood flow to the penis. In theory, this should greatly help with Erectile dysfunction and improve blood flow to the genitals. Theory aside, there is no rock solid proof that men who receive this massage get rid of their ED. There have not been enough studies to show just what this massage is capable of doing, but seeing that it does not cause much harm, you should still try it.

  1. Penile Implants

Oftentimes a last resort when no other treatment works, penile implants are a sure fire way to cure ED. Simply put, Penile implants forgo all other forms of treatment and does not bother with healing the symptoms. Instead, a small device is installed inside the penis that allows you to inflate and deflate your erection at will. They are very easy to install, and can start working after four weeks and can go up to five years without failing.

  1. Changing up your lifestyle

Another great way that you can cure, or at least reduce the frequency of erectile dysfunction is by changing up your lifestyle. Certain life style choices like drinking and smoking can negatively affect the blood flow into the penis. It is also very possible that the food you are eating is causing erectile dysfunction. So, be sure to eat healthy nutritious food.

  1. Medication

Medication is often a very controversial treatment for ED, seeing the many health risks it holds. And while it is true that some erectile dysfunction medication can lead to minor side affects, it is not the same with every medicine. Viagra, Stendra, and levitra are just some of the examples of good oral medication. But if they do not work, be sure to consult your physician and change the medication.

Erectile Dysfunction: Conclusion

Erectile dysfunction can leave you in quite the embarrassing situation with your partner. Thanks to the abundant treatment options, you don’t have to worry anymore. That said, if you are looking to treat your condition, be sure to visit our website to learn more about our urologists and what you can do to avoid more instances as such.

Male Aging and Erectile Dysfunction

What are the correlations between male aging and erectile dysfunction? As the body grows older, it slowly starts to become less and less efficient. After hitting your physical peak in your twenties and thirties, the body starts to become slower, weaker, and frailer. You can’t run as far or as fast as you used to. You can’t pull all nighters and work an entire day on just two hours of sleep. And certain foods can cause serious damage to your digestive system. But nowhere is aging more apparent than in a man’s sex life. Of course, one of the major changes you will experience with age is erectile dysfunction (ED).

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is a very serious, yet unfortunately, very common disease that almost every man experiences after a certain age. While some may suffer from erectile dysfunction at the age of 60 or 70, some men can even suffer from it at an age as young as 35. And while it may get you in some very embarrassing situations, there is a lot more awareness of this disease now, and people along with urologists are much more understanding of this issue. So, do not feel embarrassed when explaining your situation to a urologist.

In 2003 a study showed that men will eventually come face to face with this disease as they age. This research, published by the Annals of internal medicine, also shows that men after the age of 50 are most susceptible to erectile dysfunction and likely to be impotent. The younger you are, the more sexually active you are, and less likely you are to experience ED. However, you have to keep in mind that conditions like diabetes can cause erectile dysfunction at an early age as well.

Treatments and Solutions

If you are suffering from ED, the good news is that there is a lot that you can do about it. Seeing how almost 90% of males are facing or will face ED, urologists have come up with solutions to this issue. From medication to therapy and surgery, there is no shortage of treatment options for you to choose from.

The treatments for your erectile dysfunction can be very simple, and they can get you back on track. Although some of these treatment plans are temporary solutions to your problem, others can be completely permanent and do not require any excessive treatments from a urologist.

A common treatment plan for ED is penile injections that revitalize the penis and allow for stiff erections. However, this comes at a cost, as sometimes the penile injections do not work and you will require constant doses of the formulae. But if all other forms of treatment fail, you can get implants that give very natural erections. They can be intrusive operations. They also come in a large variety so you can pick a treatment that fits your needs. So, if all else fails, just remember that you always have the option to get prosthetics.


Erectile dysfunction is a very serious issue that affects millions every year. But unlike many other diseases that come as a result of old age and have no solutions, there is a lot that you can do for your sex life if you suffer from erectile dysfunction.

To learn more about your options for treating erectile dysfunction, visit our website.

How Do Penile Implants Function?

How Do Penile Implants Function? Men with erectile dysfunction who fail to respond to other treatment types opt for penile implant surgery. In this surgery, doctors place a prosthetic device inside their patient’s scrotum or penis. With this device’s help, men regain their sexual function, essentially gaining their erections back as well.

How Do Penile Implants Function?

Who Are Candidates for Penile Implant Surgery?

Men who have specific problems that lead to erectile dysfunction are the main candidates for penile implant surgeries. Doctors only consider this invasive procedure as a last resort. They usually try to rectify their patient’s situation with noninvasive methods.

What Are the Different Types of Penile Implants?

With technological advancements, numerous penile implant types are available today. The patient’s preferences and needs are the determining factors for choosing the type of implant for the surgery. Before discussing the implant types, surgeons and patients should consider the following factors.

  • Life expectancy
  • Overall wellbeing and health
  • Is the penis circumcised or not
  • Kidney transplant history
  • Colostomy presence
  • Previous history of pelvic or abdominal surgery
  • Scrotum, gland, and penis size
  • The man’s and his partners’ ages
  • Type and size of the man’s body

Following are three main penile implant types:

1.     Three-Piece Inflatable Pump

In this inflatable pump, doctor place two cylinders inside their patient’s penis. The scrotum contains the inflatable pump while the abdomen contains the fluid-filled container. Doctors use special tubing to connect these components.

As the pump squeezes, the fluid present in the scrotum leaves the containers and goes to the cylinder, which creates an erection. After squeezing the release valve, fluid releases from the cylinder and goes inside the container, which gives girth to the penis.

With inflation, the erections gained from the three-piece pumps feel real. They also feel comfortable and natural when the penis is flaccid.

2.     Two-Piece Inflatable Pump

There are several similarities between the two and three-piece inflatable devices. They essentially operate in the same way. The only thing that differentiates the two-piece inflatable pump from its three-piece counterpart is that the pump present inside the patient’s scrotum contains the fluid. There are no fluid-filled containers in the two-piece pumps. Although it is an efficient pump, it does have a major drawback. It is not rigid in comparison to the three-piece pump implant.

3.     Malleable or Semi-Rigid Rods

In this penile implant, surgeons place two flexible rods inside their patient’s penis. These implants always remain in a semi-rigid state and do not change their stiffness or size. Setting them in different positions, however, is easy.

Although malleable or semi-rigid implants bend in a downward direction, straightening them is also possible. Straightening these implants upwards comes in handy during sexual intercourse. Despite the semi-rigid rod’s easy usability, some men find the state of constant erections to be extremely uncomfortable.

Sexual Intercourse with Penile Implants

The stiffness, girth, and erection all feel the same to most men when they have sexual intercourse. Some men complain that their erections do not last as long, and some say that their penis’s tip feels numb and doesn’t erect like the rest of the penis.


We know how serious penile problems can be and how ignoring them can lead to further problems down the line.

Get in touch with us soon through our website and book an appointment to receive first-rate consultancy from our experts.


Choosing a Penile Implant Surgeon

What should you consider when choosing a penile implant surgeon? Whether you should get a penile implant or not is a tough decision to make. Erectile Dysfunction is more common around the world than you might realize. There is no reason to stay quiet about the issue when there are so many treatments available for it. In fact, the modern technology can treat this issue through minimally invasive methods. You will be only within a few days of the treatment. The best thing is that the results of these treatments are quite reliable. Getting the right treatment from the right professional can bring the joy of your sex life back.

Complications That Occur During a Procedure

Every procedure comes with its risks. From heart surgeries to even an appendix removal, there is always a certain level of risk that you must accept. And this risk increases tenfold when you do not choose your surgeon carefully. While it is a relatively safer treatment than a variety of other surgeries, a penile implant can have serious complications if a professional does not perform it.

Some of the complications that can occur during a penile implant are infection, implant problems, and internal erosion or adhesion. Infection is a very common risk with most types of surgery, but in the case of penile implants, you may be more susceptible if you have spinal injuries or are diabetic.

If the surgery does not happen properly, it is very possible for the prosthetic to stick to the skin or even erode the skin from the inside. This can likely happen due to an infection in the penis. Your surgeon might also incorrectly insert the prosthetic, which can lead to other serious problems.

How to Choose the Right Penile Implant Surgeon

Choosing the right surgeon for your implants can seem like a challenging task at first. However, there are a few things that you can look into when choosing your surgeon. Some of the important considerations include the following.

·       Surgeon Experience and Training

The first thing that you should look for in your surgeon is their experience and the training that they have received. The experience of a surgeon is the most important thing. It might not give you a 100% guaranty of a successful implant, but it can surely give you the much-needed peace of mind.

Studies have also shown that surgeons with experience and specific training will be able to perform the operation with less risk of infections and chance of mechanical failure. Moreover, a surgeon who is good this job will also ensure to get the patient in confidence before anything else.

·      Risks of the Operation

Other than the few complications that we mentioned above, there are many more that might occur during the surgery. Hence, it is important to have a discussion with the surgeon about any other risks that the surgery involves. Knowing that there are no risks associated with your surgery will also alleviate any doubts that you may have about the operation in the first place. Once you are comfortable with the procedure, you should go for it as soon as possible. The more you wait, the more you will confuse your mind.


While getting a surgery might be hard, finding the right surgeon to do it is not. Visit our website to read more about our amazing surgeons and urologists, as well as other services that we provide.

Am I Too Old For A Penile Implant?

Are you too old for A penile implant? Penile implants are, in more ways than one, a miracle of the modern technology. Relieving a conditions, which people considered incurable once, with minimal risk or side affects is no small feat. However, much like it is with other forms of treatment, people often associate age limitations with penile implants. It is true that penile implants are always a last resort for the people that have erectile dysfunction. But even people who are on that last stage contemplate greatly whether or not they should get it. So, if you find yourself in somewhat of a similar position, we are here to help. This guide will show you whether or not you can receive a penile implant, and how old you have to be.

Age for a Penile Implant

Age: 60

So, let’s get the most pressing matter out of the way first. Are you too old for a penile implant? Penile implants are a very common treatment method for all ages of men suffering from erectile dysfunction. One particular study saw that out of nearly 47 patients, 83% showed satisfaction with the result of the implants. And seeing how the average age for men in that test was 60, it is safe to say that you can get an implant till you are sixty.

While this may seem great, the real complications can start when you reach the age of 70 and above. At that point, you will have to consider a few additional factors.

Age: 70+

As soon as you reach your mid 70s, getting a penile implant comes with its own side effects and risks. If you are someone who is a rather healthy during or after their 70s, then by all means you can go ahead with the penile implant procedure. However, if you are someone who has some other ailment, then it is safe to consider not getting a penile implant; especially if you have a heart condition.

If you are suffering from a high or low blood pressure, or some other cardiac issue, you will first have to meet your cardiologist and get their professional opinion. Anesthesia can have a very serious affect on your body and can have serious complications such as a heart attack, stroke, or even death. You must also consider that the surgery itself can also lead to an infection, damage to the urethra, and failure of device.

Not Healthy Enough For A Penile Implant

Now in the case that you are not healthy enough for a penile implant, there are always other treatment plans that you can opt for when getting rid of erectile dysfunction. Although it is possible that you may have already tried many treatment plans, there are still some that you can try. Things like changing your diet and changing your medication can also have an effect on your erectile dysfunction.       You can also try getting specific massages from an experienced practitioner to help with your impotence. A few studies suggest getting a specific massage can help alleviate ED.


It is important that you discuss your options with a urologist before reaching a conclusion on your own. Only the right professional can guide you better on what can or cannot work for you. If you are looking to get a penile implant that is sure to go the distance, visit our website to find out more about our amazing urologists and the treatments that we offer.

Male Implants: Rigid, Semi-Rigid or Inflatable?

Are you curious about male implants? Erectile dysfunction is a problem that most people can’t even bring up in front of their friends or relatives. It is a complicated issue, but it is crucial to find immediate remedies to these situations. According to several studies, every one out of five men is bound to have this problem after he reaches 60. The first course of action that most doctors take to cure this condition is to give their patients pills such as Viagra. However, in most difficult situations, these pills do not do the job. This only leaves doctors with one option, and that is male penile implants.

Connecting these implants to the human body is a complicated procedure. It is also extremely invasive, but the success rates are high, and more importantly, it is the only option left in certain conditions. After placing the penile prosthetic implants in the male’s body, he will gain erections that feel as good as ever.

Male Penile Implant Devices

These penile devices are discreet and tailored to help men achieve erections that feel natural. Once the doctors implant the prosthetic, men mostly get total control of their bodies and can put their prosthetics to use at any time they want. This makes it a remarkably better option than other obscure alternatives that have low success rates. There are a few male implant types available in this age, the most common ones that most well-reputed doctors use are Rigid, Semi-rigid, and inflatable implants. All of these have their own functionalities and different operating procedures.

Let us discuss them one by one to see what they offer patients with erectile dysfunction.

Three Piece and Two Piece Penile Prosthesis (Rigid)

This implant contains two cylinders, which the urologists place inside the penis. The three-piece implant also has an inflatable pump, which the doctors put inside the scrotum. They then put a container filled with fluid inside their patient’s abdomen. Special tubing is what most urologists use to join this implant.

The two-piece implants are like their three-piece counterparts with the only major differences being that they do not have containers for keeping fluid. The scrotum’s pump is where the fluid goes. The two-piece implant is also rigid, but not as rigid as the former implant.

Semi-Rigid Rods

Semi-rigid rods are extremely flexible when you compare them to three and two-piece implants. Doctors put them inside their patient’s penis. Their semi-rigid state means that their shape and size remains the same all of the time. Patients can, however, easily change this implant’s position. A disadvantage of the semi-rigid or malleable rod is that it always keeps the penis in an erect state, which some men find quite uncomfortable.

Inflatable Penile Implants

Silicone and Bioflex are what most manufacturers use to create inflatable penile prosthesis. Its material is durable and supple. The erections that patients get with these implants mimic the performance and looks of real erections. In inflatable penis implants, doctors place a pump inside their patients’ scrotum, followed by entering two-cylinder pieces in the penis, and concluding with a reservoir inside the abdomen.


You should give the responsibility of implanting penile prosthetics only to the experienced professionals. Contact us through our website if you are looking for similar solutions, and we will get back to you to discuss your appointment time.