Penile Implant (Inflatable Penile Prosthesis) for Treatment of ED: Top Specialist in NYC

by Alex Shteynshlyuger MD

If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation, please contact us or call/text: 1-646-663-5211.

We have excellent reviews from patients and their partners.  Information for out-of-state and international patients.  Find out our office hours or directions to our office

We offer affordable appointment prices with or without insurance.  Low-cost Viagra (sildenafil) and Cialis (tadalafil) are available to our patients.

Dr. Shteynshlyuger is an experienced urological surgeon in NYC who performs inflatable penile implants for men with ED.

What is a Penile Implant?

Penile Prosthesis Success StoryA penile implant is a prosthetic device that is used for the treatment of erection problems in men.  The implant is surgically inserted inside the penis to produce a natural-like erection.  This allows a man to engage in sexual intercourse ‘on-demand’ as the erection is readily available.   

With an implant, there are no medications that need to be taken to get an erection. There are no additional or ongoing costs with the use of the penile implant.  Most insurances cover the cost of a penile implant in men with impotence.

The penile implant allows men to obtain and maintain a firm erection sufficient for intercourse for up to 1 hour or more.  Men are able to ejaculate and experience orgasm as they normally do.

A penile implant is intended to be a permanent treatment solution for erectile dysfunction.  It is most appropriate for men with moderate to severe erection problems for whom oral medications do not work well.

How Satisfied are Men with Penile Implant?

Studies show that among men who chose to have a penile implant, the satisfaction rate with a penile implant is around 90%.  A similar satisfaction rate has been reported among men’s partners.  Men who underwent penile implant surgery at New York Urology Specialists are highly satisfied with outcomes.  Schedule an appointment to see if a penile implant is the right solution for your erection problems.

Does the Penile Implant Affect Sensation?

Insertion of a penile prosthesis does not affect sensation, orgasm, or ejaculation.  Most men experience the same sensations that they experienced without a penile implant. The penile implant allows men to get hard erections. It will not make the sensation better.

What does Penis with Implant Look Like?

Penis with a penile prosthesis in place looks no different than without prosthesis.  Some men do not let their partners know that they have a penile implant.  When the implant is inflated, the penis looks and feels erect.  When the implant is deflated, the penis looks similar to a non-erect penis.  View our image gallery.

Who is a Good Candidate for Penile Implant?

Penile Prosthesis for Treatment of ED

Penile Implant in NYC

Nearly every man with erectile dysfunction is a candidate for a penile prosthesis as long as their medical condition allows them to undergo a surgical procedure.  We often treat men with significant vascular disease, high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes, and kidney dysfunction on dialysis.  

Inflatable penile prosthesis requires good hand function (manual dexterity) and may not be ideal for men with severe Parkinson’s disease, arthritis, or advanced multiple sclerosis for example. Men with severe obesity who have difficulty reaching the scrotum may not be good candidates for the inflatable penile implant such as AMS-700; they may be better served by a malleable penile implant.

Men who have limited fine motor hand function  (arthritis, MS, Parkinson’s) are better served with a semi-rigid penile prosthesis.

How We Decide Who is a Candidate for Penile Implant

In our practice, we feel that a penile prosthesis is a treatment option for men for whom other less invasive treatment options do not work or are not acceptable.  Men with mild ED problems are better served with oral medications such as Viagra or Cialis. Shockwave therapy for ED is another good option for men with mild to moderate ED.

We first try men on oral medications for the treatment of erection problems such as Viagra, Cialis, or Levitra. If these medications do not work and other treatment options such as intraurethral alprostadil (MUSE), penile injections and vacuum pumps do not work or are not acceptable to the patient, then penile prosthesis is a good option to consider.

Any man whose medical condition allows anesthesia for surgery is a good candidate for the penile implant.  Men with diabetes, high blood pressure, Peyronie’s disease, and those with end-stage renal disease on dialysis can be successfully treated with the penile prosthesis.

Men with erectile dysfunction after radical prostatectomy, HIFU, cryotherapy, or radiation therapy for prostate cancer can also be treated with a penile implant. Similarly, men with advanced prostate cancer who have erectile dysfunction caused by androgen deprivation therapy can be treated with a penile implant.

Penile Prosthesis Placement

Penis anatomy consists of two erectile spaces one on the right side and one on the left side of the penis (corpora cavernosa).  During surgery for the insertion of a penile prosthesis, the patient receives anesthesia and goes to sleep.  While under anesthesia and asleep, the patient has no pain.  

Antibiotics are given to minimize the risk of infection. The area is cleaned and prepared for surgery.  The surgeon makes a small opening (Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger usually makes a small opening on the scrotum) into each of the two erection chambers.  The erection space is dilated to accommodate the penile prosthesis.  The penile prosthesis is then inserted.

The penile prosthesis consists of two cylinders that are inserted in the penis, one on the right side and one on the left side of the penis, similar to how the penis functions normally. For an inflatable penile implant, a pump is placed in the scrotum and connected to the penile cylinders as well as to a fluid reservoir.  Usually, the fluid reservoir is placed next to the urinary bladder in the pelvis.     The reservoir is filled with a saline solution and the system is tested.  The tissues and the skin are closed using sutures that do not require removal. 

Starting 10-14 days after surgery, men are advised to inflate and deflate prosthesis daily to maximize penile length and width.

Once the healing period is over, the use of the prosthesis is fairly simple. With a semirigid prosthesis, the man simply flips the penis up.  With the inflatable penile implant, when a man or his partner desires an erection, a few squeezes of the pump that is located in the scrotum (3rd ‘testicle’) transfers fluid from the reservoir to the penis and produces a rigid erection.  Pressing a button on the pump transfers the solution back to the reservoir when the erection is no longer desired.

Learn about other treatment options for ED as well as the top 5 causes for ED.

The Choice of Penile Implant: Inflatable or Semi-rigid Penile Implant

Penile implants come in 2 varieties: inflatable penile prosthesis – we use the most sophisticated 3-piece penile prosthesis that includes a reservoir and a pump.  Inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) provides the most natural option with the penis flaccid (non-erect) until the man decides to activate the prosthesis.

Non-inflatable, also known as a semirigid penile prosthesis is also a good option especially for men with limited hand function (limited dexterity) such as men with arthritis in the hands, men with a history of paralysis or stroke, men with multiple sclerosis or other neurological conditions which make it challenging to manipulate the pump.

What You Need To Know:

Where to Get Treatment with a Penile Implant for ED in NYC?

At New York Urology Specialists, we offer specialized treatment for ED for men. Same-day appointments are available.

Call/text today: 1-646-663-5211 or make an appointment online.  

We treat sexual and erection problems and offer comprehensive STD testing for infections.  We treat penile problems in men, including phimosis, balanitis, penile irritation, and penile redness. We perform a no-scalpel vasectomy, vasectomy reversal, cosmetic circumcision, circumcision revision, penile frenuloplasty. We offer confidential appointments.

Our prices are ED treatment prices are affordable with or without insuranceLow-cost Viagra (sildenafil) and Cialis (tadalafil) are available to our patients.  We offer free insurance verification.

Read Real Stories of Men who Underwent Treatment for ED at New York Urology Specialists.

We offer ED treatment to patients within driving distance to our offices as well as from other states and countries.  Our patients come from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut, and over 30 countries worldwide.

What do Penile Problems Look Like?

You can find pictures of penile problems including before and after treatment images in our image gallery.

What You Need to Know:

Why Choose New York Urology Specialists for Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction?

  • All treatment is performed by a board-certified urologist experienced in treating men with symptoms of ED, premature ejaculation, and other sexual problems using medical therapy, minimally invasive therapies, lasers, and surgery.
  • We are one of the few practices in the region to offer a full range of options for the treatment of sexual, and erection problems in men.
  • We offer diagnostic testing in our office which avoids hospital costs.
  • Extensive Experience: Thousands of men have treated successfully using medical therapy, shockwave therapy for ED, penile injections with Trimix, and penile implant surgery.
  • Confidential and Understanding Care. We understand that most of our patients desire privacy.  We see patients with a variety of urological problems. Your reason for visiting us is entirely confidential.
  • We are one of the few practices in the region to offer a full range of options for the treatment of sexual and erection problems in men.
  • We are conveniently located within 30-60 minute commute to men who are seeking ED treatment in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Long Island, Bronx, and New Jersey.

Scheduling Appointments for ED Treatment at New York Urology Specialists

If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation, please contact us or call/text: 1-646-663-5211.

We have excellent reviews from patients and their partners.  Information for out-of-state and international patients.  Find out our office hours or directions to our office

We offer affordable prices with or without insurance.  Low-cost Viagra (sildenafil) and Cialis (tadalafil) are available to our patients.

We offer weekday, weekend, and evening office hours.

Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a board-certified urologist, who specializes in all aspects of care for sexual problems in men including ED, premature ejaculation, and other sexual concerns.  He has successfully treated hundreds of men with sexual problems including ED and poor libido.

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by on May 12, 2022

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best urology doctor
by on Feb 14, 2021

Dr Alex Shteynshlyuger is the best urology doctor there is. He is attentive, analytical, knowledgeable and skillful. Very confidential with a masterfully professional staff. I would not hesitate in recommending Dr Shteynshlyuger to the world because I am a satisfied patient of his.

solved my problem with ED
by on Jan 29, 2021

Dr. Shteynshlyuger helped to solve my problem with ED

Very Pleased
by on Jan 21, 2021

Very Pleased, I couldn’t have asked for more from Dr. S as well as everyone in the office, The procedure and after was a dream with Dr. S. If you are on the fence, I can tell you, that you will love your experience with Dr. S

by on Jan 11, 2021


treatment from New York Urology
by on Jan 07, 2021

My problem with ED is gone with my treatment from New York Urology!

What went well

Appointment scheduling Office environment Staff friendliness Wait times Appointment wasn't rushed Listened & answered questions Explained conditions well Trusted the provider's decisions

What could be improved

recommend Dr. Shteynshlyuger
by on Jan 04, 2021

Yes I would recommend Dr. Shteynshlyuger . Effective physician at all levels.

I would highly recommend it to anyone
by on Oct 11, 2020

I saw the reviews about this place and was very hesitant to go but something was telling me to go with them and I don't regret it at all, the doctor did a great job and helped me understand the process plus the staff was amazing I would highly recommend it to anyone! quick story after the procedure I was in soo much pain and called the office on a SUNDAY, the doctor gave me a call back within 15 minutes and prescribed a stronger medication, to me that meant a lot for the doctor to take time from his day on a Sunday to help me.

highly qualified diagnostician
by on Sep 23, 2020

I have been observed by Dr. Alex for many years and I must say that he is a highly qualified diagnostician, and also several times I have received qualified microsurgical assistance and very useful advice. The only reason I put 4 with a plus is a somewhat long wait for the reception.

very friendly staff
by on Apr 12, 2020

excellent doctor and all very friendly staff

Doctor Shteynshlyuger provided me with the care I needed
by on Mar 11, 2020

The staff is very professional. Doctor Shteynshlyuger provided me with the care I needed. The wait, visits, and instructions were brief. I followed his instructions and my issue was resolved. As a patient exercise patience. Follow the instructions and be honest about your condition and what you hope to accomplish be visiting. Thanks again Doctor.

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by on Jan 24, 2020

Shang Ring circumcision
by on Oct 29, 2019

Overall, it was a good experience. Dr. Shteynshlyuger (Dr. Alex) was very nice, warm and helpful. He performed a Shang Ring circumcision for me and the procedure went well. I'm pleased with the results and there were no complications. If anyone is interested in the shang ring circumcision in the tristate area, then I'd recommend him. The whole procedure is $1850, which includes the initial consultation (provided that ther are no complications) and every follow up visit up to six months.

What went well

Appointment scheduling Office environment Staff friendliness Wait times Appointment wasn't rushed Listened & answered questions Explained conditions well Trusted the provider's decisions

What could be improved

Office very convenient location
by on Aug 13, 2019

Office very convenient location Don’t have to wait for long Staff very friendly Dr shteynshyuer very experienced I had my serviced done in 3 visits now I feel good now Than you Dr. shteynhlyuger

Peronis Disease
by on Aug 04, 2019

Dr Alex was both knowledgeable and concise with his diagnosis and advice which was well received. Dr was her knowledgeable in the subject and provided good advice.

3P Removal
by on Jul 24, 2019

Went to get my penile papule remove. Got done same day, it was fast, great staff, and most importantly, pleased with the result.

by on Jul 18, 2019

Therefore I would like to recommend you to anyone who need your services.

Urology Visit
by on Jul 18, 2019

Staff were all very welcoming. Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger was very knowledgeable and attentive during my time spent with him.

by on Jul 09, 2019

Went in for a procedure with Dr. Alex and he was very calm and thorough about the the operation and the recovery. From the front desk to his assistants, everyone was very courteous, professional and polite. I highly recommend NY Urologist Specialist. They are outstanding!!!

Friendly , courteous, effiecient and professional
by on Sep 15, 2018

Wyts Wyts recommends New York Urology Specialists via Facebook. September 15, 2018 · Friendly , courteous, effiecient and professional staff members. This office i highly recommend for any and all Urology matters. Dr Alex Shteynshlyuger is very professional and knowledgable easy to communicate with. Thanks Dr Alex

Satisfied Patient
by 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

Surgical Procedure
by 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 on Aug 16, 2018

Outstanding service

A very good doctor
by 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

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by 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.

My wife was elated
by 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 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 12/5/2017

by 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.

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by 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.

Excellent doctor
by on Jul 03, 2014

I am feeling better now after visiting clinic New York urology specialists. Excellent staff and appointment on time.

Thank you for excellent care
by 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

We love you!
by 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.

ED is Treatable in Nearly Every Man

Excellence-Urology_Care-banner2At New York Urology Specialists, our urologists are specially trained in the evaluation and treatment of erectile dysfunction.  We understand the challenges that ED creates for our patients, their relationships, and their self-esteem.  We help you find a treatment for erectile dysfunction that fits your needs, lifestyle, and your preferences.

Urologists are doctors specializing in the treatment of men with erectile dysfunction. By the virtue of our experience and skill, we are able to offer an effective treatment option for nearly every man who desires an effective treatment for ED.  We offer medical and surgical treatment for erectile dysfunction.

We Treat Some of the Most Complex ED Problems Including:

Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Shteynshlyuger:

Call/text today: 1-646-663-5211 or make an appointment online

Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship-trained board-certified urologist with expertise in the evaluation and treatment of sexual and erection problems in men using modern effective and proven treatment methods.  We offer inflatable penile implant, shockwave therapy for ED, and treatment for Peyronie’s disease.

He is highly recommended by top primary care physicians in the New York area. 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.

If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation, please contact us or call/text: 1-646-663-5211.

We have excellent reviews from patients and their partners.  Information for out-of-state and international patients.  Find out our office hours or directions to our office

We offer affordable appointment prices with or without insurance.  Low-cost Viagra (sildenafil) and Cialis (tadalafil) are available to our patients.

We offer weekday, weekend, and evening office hours.


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