Testicular Implants for Treatment of a Missing Testicle in Men: Top Specialists in NYC

by Alex Shteynshlyuger MD

If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation or if you need a second opinion, please contact us or call  1 212-204-6300

Who is a Candidate for Testicular Implant?

Some men are born without a testicle or they lose a testicle for one reason or another during their life.  Some men lose a testicle in childhood or adulthood as a result of testicular torsion.  The testicle may also shrink and become essentially a small scar.  Not as common, men may lose a testicle as a result of trauma or a surgical complication such as during inguinal hernia repair.  Other men may lose a testicle to testicular cancer, or as a result of treatment with orchiectomy for prostate cancer.

Testis produces testosterone which is important to men’s general health.  In general, one testicle can produce a sufficient amount of testosterone.  When both testes are non-functioning or missing testosterone replacement therapy is usually of benefit.

Testicular Prosthesis for Men with a Missing Testicle

For men who are missing one or both testes, an option to have testicular implants surgically implanted is available. A testicular prosthesis is similar to breast implants that women get.  

Testicular implants are not required but they may improve the cosmetic appearance of the scrotum.  Testicular implants come are saline-filled and offer good cosmetic results.  Silicone testicular implants are also available.  They also come in different sizes, custom fitted to the patient’s needs.  At New York Urology Specialists, we use the Coloplast Toroso testicular prosthesis.  The prosthesis helps with restoring a more natural appearance of the scrotum in males missing one or both testicles. The weight, shape and soft texture of the testicular prosthesis are designed to resemble the natural anatomical testicle as much as possible.

coloplast-testicular-prosthesisChoosing to have a prosthetic testicular implant is a personal choice. The testicular implant does not replace a functioning testicle; you may still need testosterone replacement if both testes are missing and it will not help with restoring fertility in men who experience infertility.

A testicular prosthesis may help with self-esteem, self-confidence and overall psychological well being of the man.  Studies show that most men are highly satisfied with testicular implants.

As with any surgical implant, certain risks such as infection, bleeding and the need for surgical revision or removal/replacement exist. During your consultation, these will be discussed in greater detail.  For most men, the benefits of testicular implant outweigh the risks.

At New York Urology Specialists we offer testicular implants for men who need them.   If you have any questions, schedule a consultation or if you need a second opinion, please contact us for an appointment.

Testicular Implant Surgery at New York Urology Specialists – What to Expect

The testicular implant procedure is performed in a surgical center.  The procedure takes less than 1 hour to perform and men go home shortly after the procedure.  More than 80% of men do not require any pain medications or take Motrin after the procedure.  Most men are able to return to work the next day.  Men may return to the GYM a few days after the procedure.  Most men may resume sexual activity 2 weeks after the procedure. Men can take a shower the same day after the procedure. 

The testicular prosthesis does not affect the ability to obtain erections, does not affect the ability to ejaculate.  

At New York Urology Specialists we also treat complications of testicular implant surgery and offer testicular implant replacement and revision to men who need it.

The surgical technique used in testicular implant surgery can affect the success of the surgery and the need for revision surgery.  It is important to choose an experienced urologist who has extensive experience with testicular implant surgery. The best outcomes are achieved when the initial testicular implant surgery is performed correctly.  The risks of complications increase with each revision surgery.

Cost of Testicular Implants and Insurance Coverage

Most insurances including Cigna, Aetna, United Healthcare and Blue Cross plans cover the cost of testicular implants for men who had lost a testicle due to a medical condition such as testicular cancer, testicular torsion, and testicular trauma. 

The cost of testicular implants and surgery are covered for men who have a medical need, in other words, who experience complications of missing testicle such as poor self-esteem, depression, sadness and difficulty with intimate relationships as a result of a missing testicle.

We offer affordable rates on testicular implant surgery for men without insurance and to international visitors.

Testicular Prosthesis in Pictures

Testicular prosthesis comes in 4 sizes.  The doctor will usually choose a size that is most similar to your other testicle.

400_300_UC_HCP_MALE_TesticularTorosa Extra Small (Pediatric)

Torosa Small (Pediatric)

Torosa Medium (Adult/Adolescent)

Torosa Large (Adult)




Testicular Implant Images: Photogallery

View our gallery of before and after images after testicular prosthesis insertion

Preparation for Testicular Implant Surgery at New York Urology Specialists

At New York Urology Specialists, we make it as safe as possible for patients to undergo testicular implant surgery.

It is important that there is no existing infection in the scrotal or inguinal area prior to the procedure. If an infection is present, it needs to be treated prior to scheduling the procedure. This is especially applicable to patients with diabetes who have a high risk for a fungal infection or jock itch in the scrotum or groin.

For patients without pre-existing infection, no antibiotic treatment is necessary prior to arrival at the surgical center or our office. Patients are given a dose of antibiotics immediately prior to the procedure to minimize the risk of infection.

Diet Before Testicular Implant Surgery

If your procedure is performed in our office under local anesthesia, you may eat and drink normally before and after the procedure.

If your procedure is performed under anesthesia in a surgical center or hospital, you may not eat or drink for at least 8 hours before the procedure.

Shaving and Showering

We do not advise shaving prior to the procedure. If there is a need to shave the scrotum, it will be performed during the procedure as this minimizes the risk of infection. Patients can take a shower normally before and after the procedure without restrictions.

Recovery after Testicular Prosthesis

Recovery after testicular implant surgery is usually fairly uneventful.  Most men can go back to physical activities within a few days to a week after the procedure. Detailed instructions are provided before you leave our office.  

Why Choose New York Urology Specialists for Treatment of Testicular Implants in NYC?

  • Penile implants are performed by a Board-certified urologist experienced in treating men missing testicle(s).
  • We are one of the few practices in the region to offer a full range of options for treatment of sexual and scrotal problems in men, which includes low testosterone, infertility which can co-occur in men with missing testicle(s).
  • We offer treatment options for scrotal hydroceles, scrotal warts, testicular pain, Peyronie’s disease, and penile cysts in our office which avoids the risks, costs, and recovery from general anesthesia.  
  • Extensive Experience: Dr. Shteynshlyuger is one of the most experienced surgeons when it comes to testicular implants. He routinely performs testicular implants (as well as penile implants).  Ours is the only practice in the United States that has testicular implants ‘ready-to-go” in our office.
  • We are the only practice that offers scrotal expansion surgery for men with small scrotums.

If you have any questions about testicular prosthesis treatment, schedule a consultation, contact us or call 1-(212) 204-6300.  We have excellent reviews from patients and their partners. 

We offer affordable, highest-quality urology care with or without insurance.   Find out our office hours or directions to our office. 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.

Testicular Loss is Treatable in Nearly Every Man


At New York Urology Specialists, our urologists are specially trained in the evaluation and treatment of testicular atrophy, and absent testis.  We understand the challenges that absence of a testicle and ED create for our patients, their relationships and their self-esteem.  We help you find a treatment for testicular replacement with a testicular implant that fits your needs, your lifestyle and your preferences.

Urologists are doctors specializing in the treatment of men with erectile dysfunction and other sexual problems. 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.

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Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship trained board-certified urologist with expertise in evaluation and treatment of urological problems in men using modern effective and proven treatment methods.  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.


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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.

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 18, 2019

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

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!!!

Care at NY Urology Specialists
by on Jul 06, 2019

I am a 54 year-old male who is extremely happy with my care at New York Urology Specialists. I came to see Dr. Alex out of near desperation after consulting with three other urologists. Literally over one night, I began experiencing severe penile pain and burning. None of the other urologists were able to help diagnose what my problem was and seemingly didn't take my problem very seriously. In fact, one of them specifically told me at it had nothing to do with my prostate. After 6 weeks of suffering, I saw Dr. Alex. He examined me and gave me some tests and lab work. He very quickly ascertained that my problem was due to an enlarged prostate. He proscribed medicine to deal with my pain in the short-term and keep my prostate size in check over the long-term. My problem quickly disappeared. Today, 5 years later, I feel great. Dr, Alex listens to you as a patient, takes your opinion and health concerns seriously and knows his field inside-and-out so that you can get proper treatment for your problem. I can't thank him enough for diagnosing and solving my malady - you sometimes can't appreciate a problem until you have it. Getting rid of it and getting back to normal is so important - I am so glad that I saw Dr. Alex for my problem.

Professional staff as well as the Doctor
by on Jun 18, 2019

Professional staff as well as the Doctor

Highly grateful
by on Jun 18, 2019

Dr. Shteynshlyuger is a very patient, understanding and caring doctor. I came to take opinion on my father’s treatment going on in my home country. Highly satisfied from his responses. He even responded to so many of my queries through patient portal . Highly grateful.

Rezum procedure
by on Oct 24, 2018

I have been a patient of another Urologist for years, with no positive results. Then I learned about Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger through a TV newscast. I immediately decided to have a consultation with him. Best decision I ever made!!! Dr. Alex performed the Rezum procedure and has literally changed my life. I highly recommend Dr. Alex and his staff to anyone who wants the most caring, capable and result oriented urological medical care. Thumbs up to Dr. Alex and staff!!!!!!!!!

First class Surgeon & staff
by on Sep 24, 2018

From the very appointment to the last follow-up visit, I felt I was at the right place and with the right people around me. Dr. Alex Stheynshlyuger and his staff made it easy and confortable. I would recommend them to every man.

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

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

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 HealthGrades.com 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.

Good Dr. who cares about his patients
by on Aug 18, 2017

Received circumcision from Dr. Shteynshlyuger. Dr. Shteynshlyuger is a very good specialist who cares for his patients. He was always concerned with my physical and mental comfort prior, during and post-operation. Dr. Alex is very thorough in his work to assess any problems and provide the necessary solution. Being that he has recently moved to a new location, this may afford for speedier appointments and easier flow of patients in and out. In addition, more personal space for waiting patients. If there was any con, it would be, the lack of space at his prior office and being able to see his patients at the appointed time, but a necessary sacrifice for good, careful work. I would recommend him as a very good doctor.

by on Jun 04, 2017

" He found my source of testicular pain that was missed by a Urologist from my insurance provider. Although I paid to go out of network- any price is less than testicular pain. He is generous with his time and will not short change anyone for care." via Vitals.com Posted on June 4th, 2017

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.

My cramps and burning are gone
by on May 23, 2013

Dear Dr. Alex – Since starting the [treatment], my cramps and burning have mostly gone. The biggest benefit is my leaking has been reduced to the lowest amount in almost 10 years. Charles M. Date: 2013

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 appreciate all that you did to help my dad
by on Sep 17, 2012

Dear Dr. Alex – I just wanted to write you a note to thank you for all of the care you have gave to my father during his illness. We appreciate all that you did to help my dad through his illness. We wanted to be sure to let you know how much it meant to us. Sincerely Joanne R.

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.

If you have any questions about testicular prosthesis treatment, schedule a consultation, contact us or call 1-(212) 204-6300.  We have excellent reviews from patients and their partners. 

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.