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If conservative treatments for erectile dysfunction are not successful your consultant may recommend penile prosthetic surgery. A penile prosthetic is an implant that allows men with erectile dysfunction to have an erection. Prosthetics may also be used for patients with Peyronie’s disease.

There are several types of penile implants. Your consultant will assess your own situation and recommend the implant that meets your needs.

What happens during penile prosthesis surgery?

Penile prosthesis surgery is usually performed under general anaesthetic and takes between 40 and 90 minutes. 

Your incision (surgical wound) will depend on the type of implant chosen. Some patients will have just a small cut where the penis joins the scrotum. In some cases an additional incision may be needed in your groin area. After inserting the implant your surgeon will close the wound with stitches.

A catheter (thin tube) may be inserted in your urethra to allow urine to pass from your bladder easily. This will be removed before you go home.

We will give you pain relief medication. Be sure let us know if you are in any pain or discomfort. You may also need to take antibiotics to help prevent infection.

Going home after penile prosthesis surgery

You may need to stay one or two nights in hospital following your procedure. It is normal to experience swelling and bruising. Continue to take any pain medication and antibiotics as prescribed.

Avoid any strenuous activity or heavy lifting until released to do so. Be sure and discuss any return to work with your consultant.

As with any surgical procedure there could be complications including:

  • Pain
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Bruising or swelling

Specific complications of penile prosthesis surgery may include:

  • Problems with the implant – malfunction
  • Internal scarring or skin erosion
  • Need to replace the implant
  • Change in physical appearance

Find your nearest hospital that provides this treatment

67 Lansdowne Road, Bournemouth, BH1 1RW

01202 291866
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Warren Road, Brighton, BN2 6DX

01273 624488
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3 Clifton Hill, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1BN

0117 906 4870
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Cardiff and Vale  

Cardiff Bay Hospital, Dunleavey Drive, Cardiff, CF11 0SN

02920 836700

Wrexham Road, Chester, CH4 7QP

01244 680 444
Overall rating Good

78 Broyle Road, Chichester, PO19 6WB

01243 530600
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Rykneld Road, Derby, DE23 4SN

01332 540100
Overall rating Good

25 Beaconsfield Road, Glasgow, G12 0PJ

Haywards Heath  

Burrell Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 1UD

01444 456999
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Venns Lane, Hereford, HR1 1DF

01432 355 131
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2 Leighton Street, Leeds, LS1 3EB

01133 882 067
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Scraptoft Lane, Leicester, LE5 1HY

0116 2769 401
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Newcastle upon Tyne  

Clayton Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE2 1JP

0191 281 6131
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North Staffordshire  

Clayton Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 4DB

01782 625431
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Derriford Road, Plymouth, PL6 8BG

01752 775861
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Staplegrove Elm, Taunton, TA2 6AN

01823 286991
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Junction Road, Norton, Stockton on Tees, TS20 1PX

01642 367439
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The Chase, Old Milverton Lane, Leamington Spa, CV32 6RW

01926 436351
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