Penile Implant Specialists in New York City
Penile Implant: What You Need to Know
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a board-certified urologist, a surgeon who specializes in all aspects of care for sexual problems in men including ED. He performs penile implant surgery for men with erectile dysfunction.
What is a Penile Implant?
A penile implant is an effective treatment option for men with symptoms of erectile dysfunction. Penile implant or prosthesis can help men who have difficulty obtaining or maintaining an erection as well as those who are unable to obtain an erection at all. A penile prosthesis can also help men whose erections are not sufficiently hard enough for intercourse.
The penile implant works well when medications such as Viagra and Cialis do not work. The penile prosthesis also works when penile injections do not work.
A penile implant is a surgical procedure that is performed as a same-day procedure or may require 1-2 day overnight stay. Penile implant restores erectile function by replacing the non-functioning erection tissue in the penis with a penile prosthesis.
How Satisfied are Men Treated for ED with Penile Prosthesis?
Most men who chose penile implant treatment for erectile dysfunction are highly satisfied with outcomes. Penile prosthesis allows men to get and maintain firm erections whenever they have a desire reliably and without medications. A penile implant does not change sensation. Men are able to ejaculate as they normally do.
How Can I Get Penile Implant?
The first step is to schedule an appointment to discuss your erection problems and to determine if the penile prosthesis is a good treatment option for you. Most insurances cover the costs of treatment with a penile implant.
Is Penile Implant Visible? Can Someone Tell if I Have Penile Implant
A penile implant is placed under the skin of the penis. When the implant is not used and not inflated, no one will know that you have it. It does not protrude from pants when deflated.
When a penile implant is inflated before sex, the penis looks erect similar to a normal erection. Looking at the penis, one cannot tell if it is a natural erection or if the erection was achieved with a penile implant.
Who is a Good Candidate for Penile Implant?
Any man with erectile dysfunction that does not respond to medical treatment (medications such as Viagra, Cialis, Levitra and Stendra do not work well) is a candidate for penile prosthesis insertion.
Men with erectile dysfunction after radical prostatectomy are also candidates for a penile implant. Men with high blood pressure, obesity, low testosterone, heart problems, stroke and neurological problems are also candidates for a penile prosthesis.
Who Performs Penile Implants?
Less than 10% of urologists routinely do penile implant surgery. At New York Urology Specialists, Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is an experienced urologist who is a specialist in penile implant surgery for men. Schedule a consultation to see if a penile implant is a right treatment for your erection problems.
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Shteynshlyuger:
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship trained board-certified urologist with expertise in treating ED with a penile prosthesis. If you or someone you know has been experiencing urological symptoms, make an appointment to take advantage of Dr. Shteynshlyuger’s expert advice. Please feel free to Contact Us with any questions.
Does Penile Implant Affect Sensation and Orgasm?
Penile implant only ‘corrects’ the problem of getting an erection. It allows a man to get a hard erection that is sufficient for sexual intercourse. Penile prosthesis insertion does not affect sensation or orgasm. If a man has normal feeling and sensation in the penis before penis implant surgery, usually he will have the same sensation after penile prosthesis. The penile prosthesis will not give you sensation if you normally do not have it.
A penile prosthesis does not increase or decrease the ability of a man to have an orgasm.
Penile implant is an effective treatment option for men with erectile dysfunction.
Cost of penile implant surgery is usually covered by medical insurance.
Is Penile Implant the same as Penile Pump?
Usually, a penile pump refers to a Vacuum Erection Device (VED) which is different from the penile implant. Some patients refer to a penile implant as a penile pump. It is important to understand that there are two types of treatment for ED that are very different: a vacuum erection device and inflatable penile implant (prosthesis).
What are the Different Types of Penile Implants Available?
In the United States, there are two companies that are FDA approved to make and sell penile implant: AMS and Coloplast. Both companies offer high-quality devices with good patient satisfaction.
There are 3 types of implants that are available:
- 3-piece inflatable penile prosthesis that consists of penile implants, pump, and reservoir. This is considered the best available type of penile implant for most men.
- 2 piece inflatable penile prosthesis that consists of a penile implant and a pump. Unlike 3-piece prosthesis, it does not have a reservoir.
- Malleable (Semi-Rigid or “Concealable”) penile implant: is a non-inflatable prosthesis that is very simple to use. Malleable implants such as AMS Spectra and Coloplast Genesis is a good option for men who desire simplicity and ease of use. In particular, semi-rigid penis implant is the preferred option for men with diminished ability to perform fine motor movements with their hands.
We use AMS 700™ Inflatable 3-piece Penile Prosthesis for many patients. AMS Ambicor Inflatable Penile Prosthesis is a 2 piece inflatable penile implant without a reservoir. Spectra Concealable Penile Prosthesis is a malleable (semi-rigid) penile implant.
Coloplast penile prostheses include the Titan Touch inflatable penile prosthesis and Genesis Malleable penile prosthesis.
Learn More About:
- ED Treatment without Medications – Shockwave Therapy for ED Appears Promising
- ED Treatment: PDE5 inhibitors – Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, Stendra
- Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction with MUSE (intraurethral alprostadil)
- Vacuum Erection Device Therapy (VED Pump) for Erectile Dysfunction in NYC
What You Need to Know:
- Cost of Penile Prosthesis – New York City
- Insurance Coverage of Penile Implant by Blue Cross Plans – New York
- Medicare Coverage of Penile Implant surgery for Impotence in New York City
- Penile Prosthesis Implantation after Radical Prostatectomy for Prostate Cancer
- Penile Implant Picture Gallery – NYC – New York Urology Specialists
Why Choosing New York Urology Specialists for Your Penile Implant is a Smart Choice.
- Board Certified Urologist
- Evidence-Based Medicine based on Cutting-Edge Medical Research
- Fellowship Trained Urologist
- Highly acclaimed and internationally recognized urologists
- Top Erectile Dysfunction Specialist in New York Region
- High patient satisfaction and reviews.
by Winston on Sep 15, 2018
I am very please and satisfied with everything that has been offorded to me by New York Urology Specialist Office.....Dr Alex
by Lee St. James on Sep 01, 2018
Dr Alex and his staff are through professionals in every sense of the word. From initial diagnosis to a period of evaluating and ruling out options, we decided upon a surgical solution, which appears for the most part to have corrected the issue. Thanks to Ana, and the staff, especially Dr. Alex for treating me so well. Best regards, Lee
by Christopher cato on Aug 16, 2018
by Andrei on Aug 15, 2018
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyugerand is careful, patient, experienced. Uses innovative approaches, that actually yield results. He is indeed a good doctor, in every sense
by juanito creque on Apr 11, 2018
I am very satisfied with the treatment I received at new york urology specialist and would recommend them to other patients.they are the very best.
by JD on Jan 15, 2018
Well I put it to use last night and man, good job. My wife was elated. u made it much better somehow, so thank u for fixing my penis
by Jacob on Dec 05, 2017
"Cannot express how thankful I am I found Dr. Shtetnshlyuger. After undergoing surgery to correct a penile torsion I couldn't be happier with the results. A great doctor who is clearly good at what he does. With something as important as your private area, It's nice to be able to rest easy and know you are in good hands.." via HealthGrades.com 12/5/2017
by Bob Brown on Nov 19, 2017
I am writing to thank dr. Alex. He is thorough, professional, knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. I have seen him for ED and prostate issues, and he has explained all my options clearly, and found solutions that have been a great help. thank you! I highly recommend both Dr. Alex and his staff, which I find to be helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and very professional. They are a pleasure to deal with and all have been a great help.
by Clarence Brown on Sep 14, 2017
I am very much thankful for meeting Dr Alex .I had a very serious medical problem I visited many doctors but none could not help me it was very difficult for me until I visited Dr Alex after a couple visits my medical problem is no more I feel very great also I felt almost 20 years younger Dr Alex is second to none fantastic doctor. Thanks again Dr Alex from my family.
by Michael on Jul 03, 2014
I am feeling better now after visiting clinic New York urology specialists. Excellent staff and appointment on time.
by George & Sally R on Jan 07, 2013
Dear Dr. Alex: We want to thank you for the excellent care you provided for George during his emergency operation and the follow up treatment. Your quiet, confident manner was reassuring to us during a very scary time for us. We will never forget you. George Sally R. Date: 2013
by Joyce T on Feb 16, 2012
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger and Staff – Thank you so much for taking care of my husband Bob. Dr. Alex: I thank God everyday for you. You were an answer to prayer.