Top of the page
Penile implant surgery is a way to treat erection problems.
You may be asleep during the surgery. Or you may have medicine that numbs part of your body. The implants are placed through a cut made in the penis, lower belly, or scrotum. During surgery, a thin flexible tube (catheter) may be put in the urethra and into the bladder to drain urine.
Surgery can be stressful. This information will help you understand what you can expect. And it will help you safely prepare for surgery.
Current as of: May 28, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Christopher G. Wood MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology & Thomas M. Bailey MD - Family Medicine
Care instructions adapted under license by your healthcare professional. If you have questions about a medical condition or this instruction, always ask your healthcare professional. Healthwise, Incorporated disclaims any warranty or liability for your use of this information.
©2006-2019 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.