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Using your penile implant

AMS 700™ Penile Implant

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How to use your penile implant

The AMS 700™ Penile Implant is discreetly contained entirely inside the body, including a pair of cylinders implanted in the penis, a pump placed inside the scrotum and a saline-filled reservoir placed in the lower abdomen. The implant works by squeezing and releasing the pump to move fluid into the cylinders, which creates an erection. 

Your implant in action:

  • When inflated, your penis will be firm and rigid like a natural erection which will last as long as you desire.1
  • Typically, the implant does not interfere with ejaculation or orgasm.1-5
  • Your implant is designed to provide a natural, flaccid appearance when deflated.1

Patient guides

Download now for inflate/deflate instructions, answers to frequently asked questions, and more.

Please note: Your AMS 700 implant may have either a TENACIO™ or MS Pump™ as part of its design. If you're unsure which you have, please contact your doctor.

See how the implant works

See how the AMS 700 Penile Implant is designed for ease of use.1

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Live demo from a real patient

Understand the process through a real life product demonstration.

Penile implant risks

As with any medical procedure, complications can occur. Find an overview of the side effects of a Boston Scientific penile implant below, but talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits associated with each device. 

Side effects include, but are not limited to:

  • Natural or spontaneous erections will no longer be possible
  • Interventional treatment will no longer be possible
  • Infection, in which case the implant may have to be removed
  • Pain, which is typically associated with the healing process
  • Mechanical failure of the implant

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  1. Data on file with Boston Scientific
  2. Montorsi F, Rigatti P, Carmignani G, et al. AMS three-piece inflatable implants for erectile dysfunction: a long-term multi-institutional study in 200 consecutive patients. Eur Urol. 2000 Jan;37(1):50-5.
  3. Levine LA, Becher EF, Bella AJ, et al. Penile Prosthesis Surgery: Current Recommendations From the International Consultation on Sexual Medicine [published correction appears in J Sex Med. 2016 Jul;13(7):1145]. J Sex Med. 2016;13(4):489-518. doi:10.1016/j.jsxm.2016.01.017
  4. Eli Coleman PhD , Alan Listiak PhD , Gordon Braatz PhD & Paul Lange MD (1985): Effects of Penile Implant Surgery on Ejaculation and Orgasm, Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 11:3,199-205
  5. Bae JH, Song PH, Kim HT, Moon KH. Assessment of erectile and ejaculatory function after penile prosthesis implantation. Korean J Urol. 2010 Mar;51(3):202-7.

*Caution: U.S. Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician. 

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Your doctor is your best source for information on the risks and benefits of the AMS 700™ Inflatable Penile Prosthesis. Talk to your doctor for a complete listing of risks, warnings and important safety information.

The AMS 700™ Inflatable Penile Prosthesis is intended for use in the treatment of male erectile dysfunction (impotence). Implanting a penile prosthesis will damage or destroy any remaining ability to have a natural erection, as well as make other treatment options (oral medications, vacuum devices or injections) impossible.

Men with diabetes, spinal cord injuries or skin infections may have an increased risk of infection. Implantation may result in penile curvature or scarring. Some AMS 700 devices contain an antibiotic (InhibiZone™ Antibiotic Surface Treatment). The device is not suitable for patients who are allergic to the antibiotics contained within the device (rifampin, minocycline HCl or other tetracyclines) or those who have systemic lupus, these patients should use one of the devices that do not contain InhibiZone antibiotic surface treatment.

Potential risks may include: device malfunction/failure leading to additional surgery, device migration potentially leading to exposure through the tissue, wearing away/loss of tissue (device/tissue erosion) infection, unintended-inflation of the device and pain/soreness.