Penile Implant Surgery

Penile implant surgery is a good way to re-establish erectile function. An internal inflatable device can be surgically implanted into the penis.

Initial reaction to this is occasionally one of disbelief. However, in reality, many men use implants as they are very reliable. The devices work very well and are totally hidden. The advantages are that no injecting or ongoing costs are incurred. The implant is always there and can be activated when needed.

Disadvantages include the cost of surgery and the operation. Health funds cover the cost of an implant. Implant surgery is however, relatively straightforward and most people are home in one or two days. Recovery is relatively quick.


About Phillip

Phillip is the Chairman of the Department of Urology, St Vincent's Private Hospital and Clinic since 2003, and a Director of the St Vincent's Prostate Cancer Centre.

The Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre in New South Wales recently appointed him as clinical director. He is also a member of the National Prostate Cancer Research Centre

Philip is currently the highest volume robotic surgeon in Australasia

He is perhaps best known for his work developing nerve sparing techniques to help patients maximise potency