Penile Implant

harvs
harvs Member Posts: 54
edited March 2014 in Prostate Cancer #1
Anyone have experience with a penile implant for ED problems?

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  • rogermoore
    rogermoore Member Posts: 264
    harvs,

    If you type "Penile Implant" in the search window at the top of this page you will find guys that have had experiences with implants.

    Best of luck.

    Roger
  • Photon
    Photon Member Posts: 57
    Harvs

    I had implant surgery in November 2006. It took 1.5 hours. Mine was probably longer than normal because in 2005 I had hernia surgery so that the good doctor had to put the resevoir in through my abdomen over the top of the original RP scar. The pump and relaese valve went in my scrotum. By the way I paid for the AMS version of the implant which is supposed to be the gold standard - I also negotiated a discount of $3000 as I was paying and not the insurance company.

    The post surgery effects were not particularly painful but the scrotum was sore for about 4 weeks - could not ride my bicycle!!

    Having tried all the other remedies - viagra was a non starter for me as I had non nerve sparing surgery - they were pretty hopeless. This is wonderful. Unlike other respondents my doctor requested I cycle the pump every week but lay off intercourse for 5 weeks.

    I hope this helps. All the best in your decision.
    Photon
  • harvs
    harvs Member Posts: 54

    harvs,

    If you type "Penile Implant" in the search window at the top of this page you will find guys that have had experiences with implants.

    Best of luck.

    Roger

    Thanks Roger, very interesting articles there.
  • harvs
    harvs Member Posts: 54
    Photon said:

    Harvs

    I had implant surgery in November 2006. It took 1.5 hours. Mine was probably longer than normal because in 2005 I had hernia surgery so that the good doctor had to put the resevoir in through my abdomen over the top of the original RP scar. The pump and relaese valve went in my scrotum. By the way I paid for the AMS version of the implant which is supposed to be the gold standard - I also negotiated a discount of $3000 as I was paying and not the insurance company.

    The post surgery effects were not particularly painful but the scrotum was sore for about 4 weeks - could not ride my bicycle!!

    Having tried all the other remedies - viagra was a non starter for me as I had non nerve sparing surgery - they were pretty hopeless. This is wonderful. Unlike other respondents my doctor requested I cycle the pump every week but lay off intercourse for 5 weeks.

    I hope this helps. All the best in your decision.
    Photon

    Thanks Photon,

    I appreciate your input. I see the Doc on Friday and will most likely proceed with this.
  • Willx
    Willx Member Posts: 41
    harvs said:

    Thanks Photon,

    I appreciate your input. I see the Doc on Friday and will most likely proceed with this.

    Harvs: I had the implant surgery last July and have been VERY satisfied with the result. I have the AMS 3-piece, and after the initial soreness and swelling, am doing just fine. If you decide to go with the implant, I'd be glad to respond to any specific questions you may have.

    Good luck.
  • harvs
    harvs Member Posts: 54
    Willx said:

    Harvs: I had the implant surgery last July and have been VERY satisfied with the result. I have the AMS 3-piece, and after the initial soreness and swelling, am doing just fine. If you decide to go with the implant, I'd be glad to respond to any specific questions you may have.

    Good luck.

    Thanks Willix,

    I had the procedure last week (along with the Artificial Urinary Sphincter - both were the latest AMS devices). Boy, talk about soreness, it's amazing what they crammed in there. Doc said everything went well and he will activate things in 4 to 6 weeks. I'm looking forward to being a new man.
    Were there any changes to sensations or feelings with the device?

    Harvs
  • bajakid
    bajakid Member Posts: 38
    harvs said:

    Thanks Willix,

    I had the procedure last week (along with the Artificial Urinary Sphincter - both were the latest AMS devices). Boy, talk about soreness, it's amazing what they crammed in there. Doc said everything went well and he will activate things in 4 to 6 weeks. I'm looking forward to being a new man.
    Were there any changes to sensations or feelings with the device?

    Harvs

    Hi Harvs. I have been thinking of having the double procedure done like you have except I think about when I had the sling put in ( which didn't work ) and the soreness afterwards. I have had the Collagen injections but it only works for a little while. I am tired of having to wear pads and carrying one in my back pocket as a spare. Was it a big decision for you ? Thanks Ron
  • harvs
    harvs Member Posts: 54
    bajakid said:

    Hi Harvs. I have been thinking of having the double procedure done like you have except I think about when I had the sling put in ( which didn't work ) and the soreness afterwards. I have had the Collagen injections but it only works for a little while. I am tired of having to wear pads and carrying one in my back pocket as a spare. Was it a big decision for you ? Thanks Ron

    Hello Ron

    Sorry to hear about your experience with the sling. I've herd similar stories from others. I've tried Tegress injections which were painful and didn't work. I'm also tired of carrying pads in my pocket, briefcase glove compartment etc. I did the CaverJect penile shots for a while but that was a real drag. Talk about lack of spontaneity. So after all that, this double procedure was not a hard decision.

    If you have more questions, let me know. Wish you the best

    Harvs
  • bajakid
    bajakid Member Posts: 38
    harvs said:

    Hello Ron

    Sorry to hear about your experience with the sling. I've herd similar stories from others. I've tried Tegress injections which were painful and didn't work. I'm also tired of carrying pads in my pocket, briefcase glove compartment etc. I did the CaverJect penile shots for a while but that was a real drag. Talk about lack of spontaneity. So after all that, this double procedure was not a hard decision.

    If you have more questions, let me know. Wish you the best

    Harvs

    Thanks for the info.Are you 100% dry now? Ron
  • harvs
    harvs Member Posts: 54
    bajakid said:

    Thanks for the info.Are you 100% dry now? Ron

    We have to wait about 4 weeks before activation to allow all of the healing process to complete. I won't know till then. I'll post the results as soon as I find out
  • bajakid
    bajakid Member Posts: 38
    harvs said:

    We have to wait about 4 weeks before activation to allow all of the healing process to complete. I won't know till then. I'll post the results as soon as I find out

    Thanks. Will be looking for updates. Ron
  • bajakid
    bajakid Member Posts: 38
    harvs said:

    We have to wait about 4 weeks before activation to allow all of the healing process to complete. I won't know till then. I'll post the results as soon as I find out

    Hi harvs. How are things going with the implants. Can you e-mail me with updates at [email protected] Ron
  • bajakid
    bajakid Member Posts: 38
    harvs said:

    We have to wait about 4 weeks before activation to allow all of the healing process to complete. I won't know till then. I'll post the results as soon as I find out

    Hi Harvs. I was going to reply to your e-mail but it didn't go through. [email protected]