Penile Prosthesis Specialist

Center for Female and Male Sexual Medicine

Urologist located in Millburn, NJ

If you have erectile dysfunction and other treatments aren’t helping to improve your sexual performance, the Center for Female and Male Sexual Medicine in Millburn, New Jersey, could help with a penile prosthesis. Stuart Shoengold, MD, uses state-of-the-art Coloplast penile prostheses’ to enable men with incurable erectile dysfunction to enjoy a rewarding sex life. Call the Center for Female and Male Sexual Medicine today for more information or schedule an appointment using the online form.

Penile Prosthesis Q&A

What is a penile prosthesis?

A penile prosthesis or penile implant is a device that can help you achieve and maintain an erection if you have chronic erectile dysfunction (ED).

ED is a common problem that means you find it hard to get or keep an erection when you wish to have sex. When you do get an erection, it may not be hard enough for intercourse.

Many men occasionally experience erectile problems without it being due to an underlying condition. However, if you experience erectile dysfunction repeatedly, it could be a sign of a variety of disorders, including:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Pelvic trauma
  • Peyronie’s disease
  • Prostate cancer treatments
  • High blood pressure
  • Blood vessel disorders
  • Nerve damage
  • Substance abuse
  • Depression
  • Stress and anxiety

There are a variety of non-surgical options for erectile dysfunction that can help most men. However, if you’ve tried other treatments without success, a penile prosthesis could be the solution.

For the majority of men who have a penile prosthesis, the procedure results in the highest levels of satisfaction for both them and their partner. At the Center for Female and Male Sexual Medicine, the providers use penile implants from Coloplast, an experienced specialist company that leads the way in solutions for erectile dysfunction.

Coloplast produces the following penile implants:

  • Genesis® malleable penile prosthesis
  • Titan®, including the Touch, inflatable penile prosthesis

The Titan® penile prosthesis with a reservoir is the only implant of this type to have FDA approval for submuscular placement, a technique that can lower the risk of major surgical complications in some patients.

What is a malleable penile prosthesis?

A malleable penile prosthesis, like the Genesis, consists of two cylinders that your surgeon implants into your penis. When you want an erection, you adjust the position of your penis manually.

Malleable or semi-rigid implants provide the stiffness you need for penetration, and the surgery is simple with few risks. The implant has no moving parts and rarely breaks, and it’s also the least expensive penile prosthesis.

What is an inflatable penile prosthesis?

One type of inflatable penile prosthesis, such as Coloplast’s Titan and Titan Touch, has a reservoir cylinder and a pump cylinder that go inside your penis. A piece of tubing connects the cylinders to a separate reservoir for fluid that your surgeon implants in your groin. There’s also a pump that sits between your testicles, hidden under the loose skin of your scrotum.

Pressing on the pump transfers the fluid from the reservoir to inflate the cylinders inside your penis and create an erection. Pressing the deflation valve on the bottom of the pump sends the fluid back to the reservoir, so your penis goes back to a normal soft or flaccid state. 

There’s also a two-piece inflatable penile prosthesis that combines the pump and reservoir into one unit. The combined unit sits in your scrotum, so there are no parts in your groin. The surgery for a two-piece inflatable penile prosthesis is less complex and shorter than surgery for a three-piece implant. However, the reservoir might not be large enough to provide adequate fluid for a sufficiently rigid erection in some men.

If erectile dysfunction is causing you distress and other treatments aren’t helping, call the Center for Female and Male Sexual Medicine today or book an appointment online to explore a penile implant.