Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction and Peyronie’s Disease
A penile implant is a medical device that is surgically implanted within the erectile tissue of the penis. These devices have been in clinical use for more than 40 years and offer a permanent solution for men suffering from erectile dysfunction. The device is completely concealed within the body and provides natural results.
There are two primary types of penile prosthesis: noninflatable and inflatable devices. A noninflatable device consists of a rod that is implanted into the erection chambers of the penis and can be bent into position as needed for sexual penetration.
More commonly used is the inflatable device, also called an inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP). This saline-filled device consists of:
- Inflatable cylinders placed in the erection chambers of the penis
- A pump placed in the scrotum for patient-activated inflation and deflation
- A reservoir placed in the abdomen that stores normal saline
The penile implant is inflated by squeezing the scrotal pump to transfer saline from the reservoir to cylinders in the penis. To deflate, a valve within the pump is manually pressed to transfer saline from the cylinders back to the reservoir allowing the penis to return to a flaccid condition. The penile implant allows men to get firm, rigid, and reliable erections whenever desired.
Having performed over 7,000 prosthetic urological surgeries throughout the years, Dr. L. Dean Knoll is one of the world’s leading prosthetic surgeons and a foremost authority of penile implants. His experience in penile implantation places his surgical skills at the highest level. For over 30 years, he has helped patients regain spontaneous erections and intimacy with the penile implant.