Penile Implant Procedure and Recovery
What is Erectile Dysfunction (ED)?
Erectile dysfunction, or ED, is a common condition that affects more than half of men over the age 40 to some degree.1 ED happens when blood flow to the penis is limited or nerves are damaged, which results in the inability to achieve or maintain an erection that is firm enough to have sexual intercourse.2
About the Penile Implant Procedure
Recovering from the Procedure
Penile Implant Risks
As with any medical procedure, complications can occur. You can find an overview of the risks of a Boston Scientific penile implant below, but individuals are recommended to talk to their doctor about the risks and benefits associated with each device.
Side effects include, but are not limited to:3
- Natural or spontaneous erections as well as other interventional treatment options 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
Talk to Your Doctor
Resources and Support
1. Feldman HA, Goldstein I, Hatzichristou DG, et al. Impotence and its medical and psychosocial results of the Massachusetts Male Aging Study. J Urol. 1994 Jan;151(1):54-61.
2. Erectile dysfunction. NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/erectiledysfunction.html. Accessed May 2015.
3. Data on file with Boston Scientific.