Men’s Health

Penile Implants in Cleveland, OH

What are Penile Implants?

Penile implants, also known as penile prostheses, are medical devices designed to restore erectile function in men. This can be for those who experience persistent difficulties achieving or maintaining an erection.

Dr. Nannan Thirumavalavan leads a premier urology clinic in Cleveland specializing in penile implants. Penile implants, also referred to as penile prostheses, are innovative medical devices crafted to treat erectile function in men who face challenges in achieving or sustaining an erection. With Dr. Thirumavalavan’s expertise and compassionate care, patients can explore personalized treatment to improve their sexual health and overall well-being. If you’re seeking effective treatment for erectile dysfunction, schedule a consultation with Dr. Thirumavalavan at Cleveland Men’s Health today.

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Why Penile Implants?

While many treatment options exist for erectile dysfunction, penile implants are considered a long-term solution for those who haven’t found success with other interventions.

Many men report the following benefits of a penile implant:

  • A reliable solution
  • Allows for spontaneity in sexual activity
  • Erections can be achieved at any time
  • Improved quality of life
  • Overall increased sexual satisfaction and function

Types of Penile Implants

The two main types of penile implants are inflatable implants and malleable implants.

Inflatable Implants

  • These devices consist of a pump and inflatable cylinders.
  • When the pump is activated, it transfers fluid from the reservoir to the cylinders in the penis, creating an erection.
  • Inflatable implants offer a more natural-feeling erection and the ability to control the duration of the erection.

Malleable Implants

  • Also known as semi-rigid or non-inflatable implants, these devices consist of bendable rods that are surgically implanted into the penis.
  • While malleable implants maintain a constant firmness, they can be discreetly adjusted to a more concealed position when not in use.

Depending on the type of implant, your surgeon will talk with you about what to expect. The surgery usually takes a couple hours and you can go home following the procedure. After inserting the implant, your surgeon will close the incisions with dissolvable stitches. It is important to monitor closely for any signs of infection or pain.

Am I a Candidate for a Penile Implant?

Penile implants are becoming increasingly common and can last about 20 years.

You may be a candidate:

  • If you aren’t a candidate for other treatments
  • You can’t get an erection sufficient for sexual activity by using other methods
  • You have a severe case of a condition that causes scarring inside the penis, leading to curved, painful erections (Peyronie’s disease)

Penile implants aren’t for everyone. Your healthcare provider might caution against penile implants if you have an infection or uncontrolled diabetes.

Schedule a Consultation

While penile implants allow men to get an erection, they don’t increase sexual desire or sensation. Penile implants also won’t make your penis any larger than it is at the time of surgery. schedule a consultation with Dr. Thirumavalavan at Cleveland Men’s Health today.

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