The investment in a penile implant can be life changing. For some men, it is necessary to enhance or make sexual function possible. While the first step in getting this type of care is to turn to a licensed urologist for a personalized consultation, most men will need to meet some basic requirements before they will be considered for this procedure. Again, your doctor, including our urologist specialist in Manhattan can only make the decision about whether penile implants are right for your unique needs.
Who Is Likely to Benefit from Penile Implants?
Many men can benefit from implants. The best candidates for this type of surgical procedure are men who meet some basic requirements:
- You have permanent erectile dysfunction, often indicating that other treatments have been or would be ineffective
- You have a penile deformity or atrophy, especially in situations which cannot be changed
- You have not found other medical treatments effective
- Or, you have had side effects from medical treatments and cannot tolerate them
There are many reasons for the use of penile implants. If you are sexually motivated to have these implants, your reasons for them can vary. Many men select these treatments after having prostate cancer, colon cancer, or bladder cancer where treatment or the condition itself has created a deformity or erectile dysfunction.
These treatments can also be highly effective for men who have struggled with a variety of health ailments that have caused deformity in their penis. The most common health conditions causing erectile dysfunction in men include:
- Heart disease
- Elevated cholesterol
- Smoking tobacco products
It is also important to keep in mind that men often need to be in overall good health. Doctors will need to perform a fully physical, consider any other health conditions you may have, and weigh the risks of the procedure. It’s a good idea to talk to a doctor about the possibility of penile implant use even if you may not think you are a good candidate for the condition initially.
When you take the time to get help for your condition, you may find that treatments like penile implants can be highly effective and ideal. To learn more about how effective this treatment can be for you, schedule a consultation with our licensed and experienced urologist today by calling us at 212-541-6239.