Coloplast Penile Implants

As we’ve discussed on the erectile dysfunction (ED) and penile implant pages of this website, Dr. Kapadia prefers a Penile Prosthesis for men that qualify and would benefit from a surgical procedure to cure their ED. While medications and even injections are often an early line of treatment for many men, they do come with side effects and waning effectiveness over time. On the other hand, an outpatient procedure is a “one and done” solution with excellent long-term results.

The penile implant comes in two varieties: Inflatable or Malleable. The type of implant as well as the size of implant is customized to the patient and his anatomy, making this procedure highly successful and satisfactory to the patient and his partner. We invite you to watch Dr. Kapadia’s seminar on the Coloplast implant below:

What Patients Say

93.8% of patients were moderately or completely satisfied with their penile implant, significantly higher than for Viagra (51.6%) or injection therapy (40.9%).1 We encourage you to watch the video below to help you make the decision regarding your ED treatment.

How the Titan Works

The Titan is an Inflatable Penile Prosthesis or IPP. Similar to the AMS 700 by Boston Scientific, the Coloplast Titan penile implant is fully integrated into the body with no external or visible parts. It is a three-part device consisting of customized inflatable cylinders in the penis, a pump placed in the scrotum, and a fluid reservoir that holds salt water. It gives you the power to inflate and deflate the cylinders at your fingertips, allowing the penis to look completely natural both when erect and flaccid.

Intimacy after a penile implant is:

  • Natural – erections look and feel natural resulting in intimacy that is natural.
  • Spontaneous – the ability to get an erection within seconds restores lost spontaneity for couples.
  • Reliable – a landmark study showed 97.5% of implants functioning normally five years out from the procedure.2 Further, Coloplast has a lifetime replacement policy.

An IPP like the Titan hits these marks, and the implantation is relatively quick, straightforward, and safe. Using a three-piece implant, patients simply inflate the prosthesis using the pump in the scrotum. When they no longer need an erection, they can use a deflation button that drains the water from the tubes in the penis. Below, you will find an animation detailing the Coloplast Titan implant:

ANIMATION

Genesis Malleable Implant

As the name suggests, the Genesis malleable implant is a simple, semirigid tube implanted into the penis. Patients can achieve an erection by manually bending the penis up prior to intercourse. When no longer needed the penis can be bent downward.

When deciding between the two types of implants, you will have a discussion with Dr. Kapadia to understand which option is preferable.

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Next steps

Before considering a penile prosthesis, it is important to understand whether this type of device is appropriate. When treating erectile dysfunction, we may start with medications, then often moving to injections and finally surgery. However, many men find the penile implant to be an ideal solution, avoiding the side effects of medications or the discomfort of regular injections.

Contact our office for a consultation with Dr. Kapadia to understand your options.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the recovery time after a penile prosthesis?

The implant surgery is performed on an outpatient basis which means most patients will leave on the day of surgery. Within a week, they should be back to work and performing most normal social activities. Full recovery and the ability to begin intercourse requires about four to six weeks after the procedure.

How long will the implant last?

This is a difficult answer to pinpoint as any mechanical device is susceptible to failure. However, a study has shown over 97% of patients will achieve normal usage over the course of five years.2 In our experience, many patients have kept the implant in good working order for far longer. A few patients have seen mechanical failure prior to five years, but this is generally rare.

Does a penile implant change the appearance or length of the penis?

The penal prosthesis is sized to match  your anatomy. As such, we do not expect any change in length or appearance of the penis. Further, it is fully concealed and as a result, very discreet. It is worth understanding, however, that as a man ages, they progressively lose some length in the penis. An implant will not restore this length.

Will I still have feeling in my penis?

The short answer is yes. Feeling during intercourse will not change nor will orgasm or ejaculation. The sensory nerves of the penis are not affected whatsoever by this surgery.

Will Insurance Cover My Implant

Most insurance companies including Medicare cover penile implants. However, coverage will vary between plans. We encourage you to speak to your insurance as well as the helpful billing staff at our office to understand what your coverage may be. Should insurance not cover the penile implant, we can work with you to develop an appropriate payment plan.

1Rajpurkar A, et al. Comparison of satisfaction rates and erectile function in patients treated with sildenafil, intracavernous prostaglandin E1 and penile implant surgery for erectile dysfunction in urology practice. J Urol. July 2003; 170(1):159-163.
2Steven K, et al. Comparison of Mechanical Reliability of Original and Enhanced Mentor* Alpha 1 Penile Prosthesis. J. Urol.September 1999;162(3):715-718.

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