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Penile Implants

A Lasting Solution for Treating Erectile Dysfunction

The Charlotte Center for Pelvic Health are Charlotte's Leaders In Penile Implants

Erectile dysfunction (ED) can make a significant impact on your lifestyle. However, individuals taking medications and injections have reported satisfaction rates of 50% or less. When these treatments have not been successful, penile implants may be another treatment option for ED.

Fortunately a penile implant has satisfaction rates of over 90%. In fact, a penile implant has also proven to have significantly better erectile function than other treatments.

Dr. John Hettiarachchi specializes in providing penile implants at the Charlotte Center for Pelvic Health in Cornelius, NC. Learn more and call us at (704) 775-8464 to schedule your consultation today.

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What are Penile Implants?

The penile implant can be prescribed to men suffering from impotence or ED. In short, the penile implant (or penile prosthesis) is a device placed into a man's body designed to help him get an erection. The implant is custom-fit and surgically placed into a penis to produce a natural-looking and natural-feeling erection. Unlike other treatment options that may require a waiting time prior to be effective, the penile implant can be used at any time.

Manufactured by Coloplast, the implant is a three-piece inflatable device that is custom fitted to your body to allow you to have a satisfactory erection for sexual intercourse. It should not affect sensitivity or your ability to ejaculate.

What to Expect During Your Procedure

Where a traditional penile implant is performed by making a large incision between the penis and scrotum in the delicate scrotal tissues, Dr. Hettiarachchi's approach is much less invasive. He makes a small, two-centimeter incision just above the penis. The components of the penile prosthesis are placed through this small incision with minimal trauma to the penile and scrotal tissue. This results in significantly decreased scrotal swelling after the surgery when compared to a traditional penile implant surgery.

After Your Penile Implant Procedure

A typical recovery time is four to six weeks, at which time you can return to normal activity, including sexual activity.

Frequently Asked Questions About Penile Implants


Examples of Penile Prosthesis