Erectile dysfunction is the inability to maintain an erection sufficient for sexual activity. In most cases, you still have normal sensations in your penis and can achieve orgasm and ejaculation.
Your doctor at East Valley Urology (EVU) is likely to recommend lifestyle changes to improve your erections. These changes may include:
He may also prescribe an oral medication to help you achieve and maintain an erection. If these methods aren’t successful, your doctor may try other therapies, including:
If these treatments still don’t help you achieve a satisfactory erection, you could be a candidate for a penile prosthesis.
Expect your doctor at EVU to place you under general anesthesia for your comfort. First, he makes a small incision above the penis, where it joins the abdomen, or below, where it joins the scrotum. Then, he inserts the implant and sutures your incision closed.
Following surgery, you may experience some discomfort or pain for several weeks or receive a prescription for a narcotic pain medication. Other postoperative recommendations might include restricting your driving and other activities and abstaining from sexual activity for a month or two.
To begin enjoying sexual activity again, call or schedule an appointment online today.