Penile Prothesis - Lokman Hekim Health Group

What is Penile Prothesis?

A penile prosthesis is a medical device that is implanted into the penis of a man who has erectile dysfunction or impotence. The device is designed to help him achieve an erection and maintain it for sexual intercourse. A penile prosthesis can be a viable treatment option for men who have not responded to other treatments such as medication or penile injections.

It is important to note that a penile prosthesis does not increase sexual desire or sensation, nor does it affect the ability to ejaculate or have an orgasm. It is simply a mechanical device that allows a man to achieve and maintain an erection.

How Does Penile Prosthesis Work?

Penile prosthesis is a medical device surgically implanted in the penis to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence. It mimics the natural function of an erect penis, allowing men with ED to achieve and maintain an erection for sexual activity.

Penile prostheses are typically made up of two or three components. The first component is a small pump that is implanted in the scrotum, which is connected by tubing to a reservoir filled with sterile saline that is implanted in the lower abdomen. The second component consists of two inflatable cylinders that are implanted in the penis, and the third component is a release valve that is also implanted in the scrotum.

When a man wants to achieve an erection, he squeezes the pump in the scrotum, which causes the saline solution to flow from the reservoir into the cylinders in the penis, creating an erection. When he is finished with sexual activity, he squeezes the release valve, which causes the saline to flow back to the reservoir, deflating the cylinders and ending the erection.

Penile prostheses are typically recommended for men with severe ED who have not responded to other treatments such as oral medications, injection therapy, or vacuum erection devices. It is important to note that penile prostheses do not increase sexual desire or sensation, and they do not affect ejaculation or orgasm.

How Does the Penile Prothesis Process Proceed?

Penile prosthesis surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia. The procedure involves making an incision in the penis to insert the penile implant. The surgeon will then carefully place the implant into the penis, usually through two small incisions. The surgery generally takes about an hour or two to complete.

After the surgery, the patient will be monitored in the recovery room for a short period of time before being discharged. It is important for the patient to follow the post-operative instructions carefully to ensure proper healing and to prevent complications. This may include taking medications to control pain, applying ice to the surgical site, and avoiding sexual activity for several weeks.

In the weeks and months following surgery, the patient will need to return to the doctor for follow-up appointments to ensure that the implant is functioning properly and that there are no complications. The patient will also need to learn how to use the device properly, including how to inflate and deflate the implant as needed. With proper care and use, a penile prosthesis can provide a long-lasting solution for erectile dysfunction.

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Istanbul the capital of Turkey, eastern tourist city.

Turkiye is in the top 5 among the most popular destinations in the field of medical tourism due to its hospitals with advanced medical technology and well-trained and qualified medical staff. It has become a more preferred location compared to other health tourism locations, especially because Turkiye  offers high-quality health services at an affordable price.

You can easily travel to Turkiye, which geographically combines Europe and Asia, no matter which continent you come from. In addition, according to your health status, you can organize touristic trips before or after your treatment or take advantage of shopping opportunities in Turkiye.

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