Erectile Dysfunction Surgery
Surgery for Erectile Dysfunction
Erection issues are stressful in a way that few other medical illnesses are. You want to get a natural erection in the end, and you don’t want to waste time on ineffective ED treatments.
Surgery, on the other hand, should not be your first option.
For the record, erectile dysfunction (ED) is more frequent than you might believe. According to the Massachusetts Male Aging Study, more than half of all men will have a sexual problem at some point in their lives, with up to 40% of men experiencing it by the age of forty.
A Quick Overview of ED
The inability to generate or sustain an erection for sexual engagement is known as erectile dysfunction. While it’s not uncommon in young men, ED becomes more common as they become older.
Diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and testosterone deprivation are all linked to the illness, which has psychological, hormonal, vascular, and neurologic origins.
When you seek medical counsel for ED, your healthcare provider will likely perform a physical examination to check for these other diseases and conditions as well.
Because, if your erectile dysfunction is caused by poor diabetes management, for example, lifestyle adjustments may be the most straightforward therapy option.
It could also be a sign of undiscovered health problems. Erectile dysfunction is a strong indicator of heart disease.
Erectile Dysfunction Surgical Treatment
Doctors, like nearly all medical treatments, prefer to start with the least invasive options. As a result, surgery is frequently the last resort.
The most prevalent surgical remedy for erectile dysfunction is penile prosthesis or implants. There are two types of implants: malleable and inflatable.
The penile implant is surgically implanted within your body in both cases.
Permanent hardness is provided through malleable implants. Two semi-rigid rods are inserted into incisions at the base of the penis by a surgeon. This operation takes 30 to 60 minutes to complete, and recovery takes several weeks.
Due to the fact that malleable implants are always hard, they are more visible under clothing, albeit the rods can be bent to assist conceal them.
Inflatable implants are inflated only when necessary for sexual activity and then deflated thereafter.
The surgery takes one to two hours, and rehabilitation takes many weeks.
The surgeon places two inflatable cylinders in the penis and a pump unit in the scrotum for this procedure.
Squeezing the pump within the scrotum inflates the cylinders, allowing fluid to flow from a reservoir into the penis.
Depending on the device’s brand, this could be a two- or three-piece implant.
Microsurgical penile revascularization is a less common type of ED surgery. When your erectile dysfunction is caused by a catastrophic injury, this is usually the only option.
If the blood vessels in the penis are damaged, surgery can be utilized to bypass the damaged arteries and link them to another, restoring blood flow.
Penile Implant Surgery Costs and Insurance Coverage
The total cost of penis implant operations is determined by various factors, including the type of surgery and whether or not you have insurance.
According to a study published in the journal Urology Practice in 2019, the cost of inflatable implants for persons without health insurance is between $10,000 and $20,000.
The device itself, as well as the surgeon’s bill, the hospital or clinic where the surgery is performed, and other costs, would be included in this cost.
Insurance coverage, on the other hand, might make this price tag much more bearable. Unfortunately, insurance does not usually cover ED surgery.
Erectile Dysfunction Treatments Other Than Surgery
Because surgery is the most expensive and invasive procedure, insurance companies recommend that alternative medical treatments be explored first. Alternatives may be effective while posing a significantly lower danger to the patient.
Changing one’s lifestyle might frequently be enough to restore erectile function. Weight loss, moderate exercise, and appropriately managing health issues can help men with ED improve their sexual performance.
The first-line medical treatment for erectile dysfunction is a drug known as a PDE-5 inhibitor.
These prescription medications, including as Cialis® (tadalafil) and Viagra® (sildenafil, generic Viagra), work by enhancing the effects of nitric oxide in the body to keep erections strong.
Final Thoughts on ED Surgery
Going under the knife for any cause should be considered very seriously, and there are alternatives to ED operations available.
Given your medical history and current situation, a healthcare practitioner — specifically, a urologist — can help you identify the optimal course of treatment, although he or she will almost certainly recommend trying a PDE5 or two before giving up and considering surgical options.
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How Does CaverStem Work?
Harvest Patient’s Bone Marrow
- In physician’s office
- Local anesthetic
Cells Harvested from Bone Marrow
Stem cell product containing endothelial progenitor cells, hematopoietic and mesenchymal cells without the dilution and contamination of blood.
Stem Cells Injection
- No rejection
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- Durable results
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