ED isn’t an inevitable part of aging, like the appearance of a few gray hairs or developing a need for reading glasses. It’s a highly treatable medical condition that you don’t have to suffer with in secret. With help, you can get back to enjoying a satisfying sexual relationship with your spouse or partner.
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When you meet with your physician, here are some questions you can ask:
- How many penile implant procedures have you done over the course of your career?
- What are the advantages of the Coloplast Titan® penile implant?
- Am I an ideal candidate for a penile implant? Why or why not?
- Are there any additional diagnostic tests that you would recommend before the procedure?
- What happens during the surgery?
- What are the risks?
- What can I expect during the recovery process?
- How long should I wait before resuming intercourse?
Talk to Someone Who’s Been There
Your physician can give you information about the technical aspects of having a penile implant, but there are some questions that can only be answered by someone who actually has a penile implant. Connect with a patient educator to learn more about what daily life is like with a penile implant, including if the operation will affect your sensitivity and ability to ejaculate.
Confirm Your Insurance Coverage
Your penile implant cost will depend upon the terms of your policy, however, many Medicare and private insurance plans do cover a large portion of the cost. The reimbursement specialist at your urologist’s office may also be able to help you get information about if you have any out-of-pocket cost for the procedure. Learn more on insurance coverage here.
A penile implant, also called a penile prosthesis, is concealed entirely within the body to address erectile dysfunction (impotence). The implant requires some degree of manipulation before and after intercourse to make the penis erect or flaccid.
The Titan and Titan Touch Inflatable Penile Prosthesis is indicated for male patients suffering from erectile dysfunction (impotence) who are considered to be candidates for implantation of a penile prosthesis.
The Titan and Titan Touch Inflatable Penile Prosthesis is contraindicated in patients who have one or more of the following: (1) Patients with an active infection present anywhere in the body, especially urinary tract or genital infection. (2) Patients with a documented sensitivity to silicone. (3) Patients with unresolved problems affecting urination, such as an elevated residual urine volume secondary to bladder outlet obstruction or neurogenic bladder. (4) Patients unwilling to undergo any further surgery for device revision.
Implantation of the device may make latent natural erections, as well as other interventional treatment options, impossible. Men with diabetes or spinal cord injuries, as well as immunocompromised patients, may have an increased risk of infection associated with a prosthesis. Implantation of a penile prosthesis may result in penile shortening, curvature or scarring.
Removal of an implanted prosthesis without timely reimplantation of a new prosthesis may complicate subsequent reimplantation or may make it impossible. MRI quality may be compromised if the area of interest is in the exact same area or relatively close to the position of the Titan, and Titan Touch IPP. Be sure to consult with your physician. Patients should discuss all available treatment options and their risks and benefits with their physician. Health conditions which hamper sexual activity, such as severe chest pain (angina), may prevent successful use of this device. The prosthesis should not be implanted in patients who lack the manual dexterity or strength necessary to operate the device. Trauma to the pelvic or abdominal areas, such as impact injuries associated with sports (e.g., bicycle riding), can result in damage of the implanted device and/or surrounding tissues. This damage may result in the malfunction of the device and may necessitate surgical correction, including replacement of the device. The device may be used in the presence of Peyronie’s Disease.
Penile implants are surgical solutions requiring a healing period that have risks associated with surgery such as scrotal swelling, auto-inflation, discomfort, angulation/curvature, swelling (edema), device malfunction, chronic pain, difficulty with ejaculation, transient urinary retention, fever, migration, patient dissatisfaction, infection at surgical site or wound, deflation, swelling of clotted blood or clear fluid (hematoma/seroma), wound leakage, bleeding, delayed wound healing, narrowing of the opening of the foreskin (phimosis), sensory loss, cylinder malfunction, formation of thick tissue (fibrous capsule formation), over/under inflation, erosion, scrotal reddening (erythema), genital change, and inguinal hernia.
This treatment is prescribed by your physician. Discuss the treatment options with your physician to understand the risks and benefits of the various options to determine if a penile implant is right for you.
Caution: Federal law (USA) restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.