Penile Prosthesis Option for Men with Erectile Dysfunction Available in Baltimore

Urology at Mercy - Baltimore

The Urology Specialists of Maryland at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, diagnoses and treats a variety of conditions and diseases of the male reproductive organs. Our doctors offer penile prosthesis as a treatment for erectile dysfunction.

What is a Penile Prosthesis?

A penile prosthesis is a treatment option for men who are not able to either achieve an erection or keep one (erectile dysfunction). Erectile dysfunction can be a side effect of medication, chronic illness, or lifestyle issues like overindulgent drinking, exhaustion or smoking.

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Types of Penile Prosthesis

Penile implants are either bendable or inflatable devices.

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How is a Penile Prosthesis inserted?
  • Bendable implants -- Bendable rods are surgically inserted within the penis. With this type of device the penis is always semi-rigid and needs to be adjusted into the erect position for sexual intercourse.
  • Inflatable devices – hydraulic inflatable prosthesis can allow for more natural erections.

The doctors of The Urology Specialists of Maryland will help patients determine what type of penile prosthesis is best suited for your conditions.

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Who should receive a Penile Prosthesis?

When erectile dysfunction has a clear medical reason and it will not likely resolve itself and medications aren’t effective, a penile implant to achieve an erection is an option. Men who have Peyronie’s disease (curved penis) are also candidates for penile prosthesis.

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