Your Guide to Penile Implant Surgery: FAQs Explained

If you're considering penile implant surgery or have a procedure already scheduled, it's only natural to have questions regarding the surgery, recovery, insurance, and how to choose the right surgeon. Here at Surgery Center of Fremont , also known as Surgery Center of Fremont to our satisfied patients, we are dedicated to providing you with comprehensive answers to quell any concerns you may have. As experts in penile implants for individuals from all over the world, rest assured that your health and satisfaction are our top priorities.

We invite you to read the information provided here, which is designed to be informative and reassuring. Remember, you can always reach out to us at (402) 727-5000 for more personalized answers to your questions or to schedule an appointment.

Penile implants, also known as penile prostheses, are medical devices used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). They provide a permanent solution for men who have not had success with other ED treatments. The device is surgically implanted into the penis, allowing you to achieve an erection suitable for intercourse.

Your decision to consider a penile implant is a big step towards reclaiming your sexual health and intimacy. Our team at Surgery Center of Fremont understands the sensitivity of the subject, and we assure you that your care will be handled with the utmost discretion and professionalism.

There are primarily two types of penile implants:

  • Inflatable Implants: These consist of cylinders inserted into the penis, a pump placed in the scrotum, and a fluid reservoir located in the abdomen. They allow for a natural-looking erection and flaccid state when not in use.
  • Semirigid Rods: These implants involve rods that keep your penis firm but bendable. They are simpler and less expensive but can be more conspicuous.

During your consultation, we will discuss which option might be the best fit for you based on your health, lifestyle, and personal preferences.

Men seek penile implants for various reasons, including:

  • Medical conditions like diabetes or prostate cancer treatment that have led to erectile dysfunction.
  • Ineffectiveness of other ED treatments such as medications, vacuum erection devices, or injections.
  • A desire for a more spontaneous and reliable erection.

Regardless of your reason, our experts at Surgery Center of Fremont are here to support and guide you through the process.

The surgery for installing a penile implant is typically done under general anesthesia or spinal anesthesia. Our skilled surgeons at Surgery Center of Fremont have performed countless procedures, ensuring your operation will be as smooth and comfortable as possible.

You can expect the surgery to take about one to two hours during which the implant will be placed inside the penis. We are committed to using the latest surgical techniques that aim for minimal invasiveness and reduced recovery time.

Before your surgery:

  • You will undergo an evaluation, including a physical examination and possibly blood tests.
  • We'll review your medical history to ensure you are a good candidate for surgery.
  • Our team will provide specific instructions on preparing for the procedure, including any fasting or medication adjustments.

Our patients" safety is paramount. Should you have any concerns while preparing for surgery, reach out to us at any time.

During the procedure:

  • Our surgical team will ensure you are comfortable and pain-free using the appropriate anesthesia.
  • We will carefully place the penile implant through a small incision, either in the penis or the lower abdomen.
  • Our focus will be on preserving all functions of the penis and minimizing visible scarring.

Our experienced surgeons and state-of-the-art facilities make Surgery Center of Fremont the ideal choice for this life-changing procedure.

After your penile implant surgery, rest and recuperation are essential. The typical recovery period is 4 to 6 weeks, during which you'll be advised to limit physical activity and follow a specific post-operative care regimen.

Your comfort and recovery are our primary concerns. At Surgery Center of Fremont , we will be with you every step of the way, providing detailed care instructions, pain management solutions, and support services to ensure a smooth and speedy recovery.

During the first few weeks:

  • You may experience some pain and swelling, which can be managed with medication.
  • It's crucial to follow our guidelines concerning bathing, wound care, and activities to prevent complications.
  • Regular follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor your progress.

You should see improvements each day, and by following our recommendations, you will set the stage for the best possible outcome.

Long-term care for your implant includes:

  • Regular check-ups to ensure the implant is functioning correctly and comfortably.
  • Understanding how to use and care for the implant to maintain its performance and longevity.
  • Adhering to a healthy lifestyle can assist in prolonging the effectiveness of your penile implant.

Remember, our team at Surgery Center of Fremont is always a phone call away should you need any assistance with your implant.

The topic of insurance and costs is often a concern for many patients considering penile implant surgery. At Surgery Center of Fremont , we provide comprehensive assistance to help you understand your insurance coverage and out-of-pocket costs.

We believe that financial considerations should not stand in the way of your health and happiness. Our team is adept at navigating the complexities of insurance plans to maximize your benefits.

When it comes to insurance coverage:

  • We will work with you to decipher your insurance policy's specifics regarding penile implant surgery.
  • Our administrative staff will liaise with your insurance company to determine what costs are covered and the extent of coverage.
  • We aim to give you a clear understanding of any co-pays, deductibles, or other out-of-pocket expenses.

Your peace of mind is important to us, and we will strive to make this process as seamless as possible.

For self-pay patients:

  • We offer a transparent breakdown of costs associated with the surgery, anesthesia, facility fees, and the implant itself.
  • Flexible payment plans may be available to make the procedure more accessible.
  • Discussing your financial situation and exploring all possible options is something we readily facilitate.

Your sexual health is an investment, and we are here to make sure you have access to the care you need.

Choosing the right surgeon is a critical factor in the success of your penile implant surgery. It's crucial to select an experienced medical professional who could not only perform the surgery effectively but also understands the personal and sensitive nature of this procedure.

At Surgery Center of Fremont , our surgeons are not only experts in their field, but they also provide the compassion and empathy you deserve. We encourage you to discuss any reservations or questions openly with us.

To ensure the right choice:

  • Look at the surgeon's experience with penile implants, including their success rates and patient testimonials.
  • Consider whether the surgeon and clinic specialize in urology and men's sexual health.
  • Choose a surgeon who is communicative and willing to engage with all your concerns and queries.

Our team at Surgery Center of Fremont meets these criteria, bringing a wealth of knowledge and care to your journey.

The consultation is not just about assessing medical competency; it's also about feeling comfortable and establishing trust. You should feel confident in your surgeon's ability to understand and address your unique needs and lifestyle.

  • During consultations, we go the extra mile to ensure your concerns are heard and valued.
  • We build a relationship of trust from the very first meeting, prioritizing clear communication and personalized care.

Choosing Surgery Center of Fremont means selecting a partner who's committed to your well-being every step of the way.

Life after penile implant surgery can be fulfilling and invigorating. Most of our patients report high levels of satisfaction with the results, experiencing a renewed sense of confidence and enjoyment in their intimate lives.

With the proper care and support, your penile implant can help you return to a satisfying sex life. It's important to follow our post-operative advice to ensure the best possible outcome and longevity of the implant.

Returning to sexual activity:

  • Typically, patients can resume sexual intercourse 4 to 6 weeks after surgery, but your doctor will give you specific guidance based on your recovery.
  • Learning to use the implant correctly is crucial, and we provide all the instruction needed for its operation.
  • We are dedicated to ensuring your transition back into sexual activity is smooth and rewarding.

At Surgery Center of Fremont , we celebrate your journey back to sexual wellness.

The psychological and emotional aspects of sexual health are important. Post-surgery can come with a mix of emotions, and our team recognizes the need for comprehensive care.

  • We offer resources and referrals for support groups or counseling if needed.
  • Our staff are trained to provide reassurance and guidance throughout your emotional recovery.

Surgery Center of Fremont encompasses a holistic approach to heal both body and mind after your surgery.

Choosing Surgery Center of Fremont for your penile implant surgery means you're opting for a clinic that understands the intricacies of sexual health care. We believe in patient-centered treatment, led by the pinnacle of medical expertise and supported by compassion, confidentiality, and commitment to your well-being.

Contacting us is your next step to a new chapter in your life. Reach out to (402) 727-5000 today to discuss your options with one of our specialists or to schedule a consultation. Let us be the partner in your journey towards a fulfilling sex life.

Choosing us means:

  • Access to world-class surgeons and medical staff.
  • A patient-first approach where your needs and comfort are our primary focus.
  • Confidential and empathetic handling of all communications and procedures.

Your trust in Surgery Center of Fremont is the first step to reclaiming control of your sexual health.

Don't let questions or concerns hold you back from taking action.

Call us at (402) 727-5000 now to get the answers you need, or to book an appointment with one of our specialists. We're here for you every step of the way.