Penile implants used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) are an extremely viable and effective treatment option for many men who suffer from the condition. Penile implants have been used for over eighty years now and have transformed into one of the most common and satisfactory treatments for ED for a majority of patients. With recent innovations in the implant procedures, plus the ongoing revolutionary new designs and materials being utilized, some satisfied patients have found penile implants to be the best answer and treatment option for them as individuals.
What Are Penile Implants?
Penile implants are a procedure where a physician surgically places a medical device known as a penile prosthesis (or penile implant) inside of a man's penis. Although other less invasive treatments are available (such as oral prescription medications and/or vacuum erection devices), penile implants are a very viable treatment option for men in which these other treatment options may prove to be unsuccessful or are contraindicated. There are basically two types of penile implant devices commonly used: non-inflatable (semi-rigid) devices and inflatable penile prosthesis devices (often referred to as an IPP).
Since the development of the initial device, IPP's have been constantly improved through the innovative use of different designs and materials. There is even now a two piece device that was developed, but the expandability and hardness of the erection are more limited than seen with the three piece device.
By definition, penile implants are devices that are put inside the penis that will allow men with medical conditions to get an erection. They are used to treat a great variety of issues, including erectile dysfunction, congenial anomalies, iatrogenic, accidental penile trauma, micropenis or Peyronie's disease
What Is the Best Penile Implant Device or System?
There are many different types of penile implants, ranging from semi-rigid devices that can be permanently erect to malleable ones that can be bent into position to hydraulic, inflatable prosthesis that can be inflated or deflated on demand.
Here at Philadelphia Urology Associates we prefer to use the Titan® Touch inflatable penile device. This prosthetics is a self-contained, fluid-filled system made from Bioflex and silicone. Below is a video that helps to educate patients and explains in more detail about the Coloplast Titan® inflatable penile prosthetics device - a self-contained, fluid-filled system made from Bioflex and silicone that's proven to be both safe and effective in treating ED or Erectile Dysfunction in men.
Who is Coloplast?
Coloplast A/S is a Danish multinational company that develops, manufactures and markets medical devices and services related to ostomy, urology, continence, and wound care. Founded in 1957, Coloplast currently has over twelve thousand employees and operates around the world, with sales activities in 53 countries and production in Denmark, Hungary, France, China and the United States. Headquartered in Humlebæk, Denmark, their US headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The company had revenues of approximately fifteen billion in last year, with Europe being their largest market with 63% of the Coloplast sales originating there. However, the US accounts for over 22% of the company's sales last year.
The company manufactures and distributes products such as urological medical devices and ancillary products to physicians, institutions and hospitals worldwide, as well as to wholesalers and retailers. In selected markets for certain devices and products, Coloplast is sometimes a direct supplier to patients and consumers.
About Philadelphia Urology Associates
Having two separate offices and physical locations in both Philadelphia and Darby allows Dr. Sloan the ability to treat patients throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding areas like Delaware County. If you have any questions about the treatments available for Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and its symptoms, or other urological disorders, we urge you to contact us now online or call us at (215) 563-1199 today to discuss how we can help you!