Erectile dysfunction (ED) can limit a patient’s intimacy and impact the relationship with their partner. The good news – there are a number of ED treatments available to patients in the greater Plano, Dallas, Frisco and Richardson, Texas area. Dr. Mark Allen, urologist, is highly experienced in diagnosing causes of ED and is proud to offer the AMS 700™ Inflatable Penile Implant for patients affected by ED.
What is ED (Erectile Dysfunction)?
Erectile dysfunction, often referred to as ED, is the repeated inability to get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. Erectile dysfunction used to be known more widely as ‘impotence’ before the causes of ED became better understood and successful ED treatments came into use.
What are the Causes of ED?
ED occurs when blood flow to the penis is limited or nerves are damaged. The causes of ED include diabetes, heart disease, prostate cancer treatment, depression, anxiety and the side effects of certain medications. Stress, lack of sleep, smoking and excess drinking can also cause ED.
ED Treatment with the AMS 700™ Inflatable Penile Implant
The AMS 700™ Inflatable Penile Implant is perhaps the most advanced penis pump on the market today and is used in the most chronic cases of erectile dysfunction. This intricate ED treatment option provides a natural appearing erection and greater flaccidity compared to the 2-piece or malleable implants. Manufactured as a 3-piece inflatable prosthesis, it is available to patients in a variety of models and sizes for a custom fit. Each consists of a reservoir implanted in the abdomen, a pump placed in the scrotum and a pair of cylinders implanted in the penis. The entire device is totally concealed within the body.
The AMS 700™ Inflatable Penile Implant is ideal for a man with good mental and physical dexterity who wants a natural looking erection—and a more natural flaccid state. It does provide more benefits than other AMS models.
Some of the advantages and disadvantages of this device are listed below:
Advantages of the AMS 700™ Inflatable Penile Implant
- Acts and feels like a natural erection
- Expands the girth of the penis
- More firm and full than 1- or 2-piece implants
- Feels softer and more flaccid when deflated than 1- or 2-piece implants
- Totally concealed within the body
Disadvantages of the AMS 700™ Inflatable Penile Implant
- Requires some manual dexterity
- Possibility of leakage or malfunction
- Possibility of unintentional erections
As with any penile implant device, the AMS 700™ Inflatable Penile Implant should be discussed with Dr. Allen and a thorough review of the advantages and disadvantages considered. Once this implant is surgically placed within the penis, Dr. Allen will consult and coach the patient on how to function everyday with this device, and how to use it properly for sexual intercourse.
For additional resources on the causes of ED (erectile dysfunction), or for more information on ED treatment with the AMS 700™ Inflatable Penile Implant, please contact the Plano, Dallas, Frisco and Richardson, Texas urology office of Dr. Mark Allen.