MUTLULUK ÇUBUĞU / PENILE PROSTHESIS
The penile prosthesis can generally be called penile prosthesis in society. A penile prosthesis is an intra-body prosthesis that is surgically placed into the penis in people with erectile dysfunction. People who want to have penile prosthesis should have applied step-up treatments by a urologist before and could not get any response from them. A penile prosthesis is applied after non-surgical step treatments such as an erection pill, vacuum device, injection therapy.
HOW TO INSERT THE PENILE PROSTHESIS?
A penile prosthesis is inserted into the penis by a urologist after a short surgery. This surgery can be explained as the replacement of the spongy tissue (corpora cavernosal) located in the penis organ with the penile prosthesis with rigid or inflatable cylinders with an operation that lasts for an average / approximately one hour.
WILL THE PENILE PROSTHESIS BE KNOWN FROM THE EXTERNAL?
Since penile prostheses, which are called penile prostheses, are completely inside the body, it cannot be understood from the outside that there is penile prosthesis in the body. A penile prosthesis is completely inside the body and is completely hidden since doctors are surgically implanted. Those who wear prostheses to the penile can have sexual intercourse whenever they want.
WHAT ARE THE TYPES AND MODELS OF PENILE PROSTHESIS?
The penile prosthesis has different sizes and diameters. The decision of these during the operation is made by the urologist. Basically, there are 3 types of a penile prosthesis.
ONE PIECE PENILE PROSTHESIS
One-piece penile prosthesis (135 degrees bending feature), which is partially hard in permanent erection
2 PIECES PENILE PROSTHESIS
Semi-hard penile prosthesis. It consists of 2 parts.
3-PIECE INFLATABLE PENILE PROSTHESIS
This type of penile prosthesis is divided into two. While the first can be expanded transversely, the second can be expanded both transversely and longitudinally.
HOW IS THE PENILE PROSTHESIS SURGERY PERFORMED?
Penile prosthesis surgery is performed by a urologist surgeon. The surgical approach of this surgery may vary depending on which type of penile prosthesis is attached, the patient’s history, and the surgeon’s choice. This operation is performed under anesthesia. For example, a three-piece inflatable penile prosthesis is placed inside the body through a small incision made on the penis, in the lower abdomen, and scrotum. In the meantime, a thin, flexible tube catheter is placed in the urinary tract or bladder for a short time in order to expel and discharge the urine comfortably.
WHAT ARE THE PRICES OF PENILE PROSTHESIS?
A penile prosthesis may vary depending on the type of prosthesis most suitable for the patient, the hospital where the surgery was performed, and the time (days) you stayed in the hospital after surgery. Penile prosthesis health care may vary depending on its scope and cost of treatment. In addition, penile prosthesis surgery may be covered by the Social Security Institution (SGK / SSK / Bağkur, etc.) depending on the situation. The reason for this is that people with many erectile dysfunctions usually have other ailments. In such cases, SSI can make partial payments depending on the situation. It will be the best method to contact the product provider company individually to get better information on these and similar issues, to find out whether the prescribed treatments for erectile dysfunction are paid by which insurance and how much is paid.