Article Abstract

Improved outcomes from penile prosthetic implantation surgery may be achieved via a consistent, team-based approach

Authors: Jason R. Kovac

Abstract

Advances over the past few decades, in both device technologies and implantation techniques, have significantly decreased complication rates for inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) surgeries. However, like all operations, nothing is without risk and potential complication. When concerning the treatment of erectile dysfunction, given the elective nature of the surgery, high outcome standards are expected. As such, urologic prosthetic surgeons typically have a lower threshold for cancelling, or delaying cases in situations where optimal requirements are not met.

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