When popping a little blue pill can’t help treat your erection issues, it may be time to think about penis surgery. Your doctor will be able to determine this after a complete physical examination. Your doctor may suggest surgery to treat your ED if other forms of therapy are not satisfactory. If the problem with maintaining an erection is nerve damage due to an injury then even medications aren’t going to help.
There are different types of surgery for erectile dysfunction. The one that is right for you will depend on what your cause of it is. Surgery is generally used to accomplish reconstruct the arteries within the penis to increase blood flow, which helps to facilitate an erection. Most males that need to have this type of surgery to correct erectile dysfunction are quite young. The primary cause of it is an injury to the penis or even to the pelvis. The blockage is generally minor and can easily be corrected.
Some men have a problem where blood is leaking from the penis tissues. Blocking off veins within the penis that allow blood to leave the penis, this helps to maintain an erection. This is a very rare type of surgery for erectile dysfunction though. It doesn’t seem to have a very high success rate and so it is only considered as a last resort. A common problem is that scar tissue can form and over time that results in more problems with being able to get and maintain natural erections.
There is also a type of surgery for erectile dysfunction where a device is implanted into the penis. This will allow a man to get an erection when he is mentally or physically stimulated. Over the years these implants have become better designed. Even so, there are some complications that can arise with them. You need to be aware of those risks before you decide that such a surgical procedure may be right for you.
Nonsurgical treatment options are always tried before resorting to surgical options. Nevertheless, Implanting a prosthetic device within the penis, which causes an erection remains a reliable form of therapy in highly motivated men when other treatments are unsuccessful. Some men suffer from infections as their body rejects the implant. Some of these implants have to be pumped manually by the male in order for a full erection to take place. Nerve damage can result in such penis implants. There is still plenty of research to be done in order to make such procedures less risky and more beneficial to males with erectile dysfunction.
As with any type of surgery, there are risks involved. Your doctor will discuss with you the possibility of surgery for erectile dysfunction. It can be very expensive and very few health insurance programs will pay for it. Some of the risks involve damage to the penis and an allergic reaction to the anaesthesia used.
Most males recover within a few weeks from surgery for erectile dysfunction. They may need to avoid physical activity during that period of time. The recovery period can be longer if an infection occurs. The results from such surgical procedures are going to vary by individual.
The decision to proceed with surgery for erectile dysfunction is a very personal decision. You want to make sure you have all the facts about it before you make your decision. It is a good idea to get a second opinion as well. Most specialists will offer a free consultation so all it is going to cost you is some time.