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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 underneath the penis or in the lower belly above the penis. 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.
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Current as of: March 1, 2023
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Christopher G. Wood MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology & Thomas M. Bailey MD - Family Medicine
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