The inability to achieve or sustain an erection is called erectile dysfunction (ED). Medication and other treatments sometimes do not resolve ED. Magic Valley Urology in Twin Falls, Idaho, offers penile implants as a surgical treatment for ED.

There are two types of implants available:

• Malleable: Two rods inserted into the corpora cavernosa (erectile tissue)

• Inflatable: A system that uses fluid into cylinders to produce an erection. The implants can be composed of either two or three components and use a pump and reservoir.

Implants allow for sexual activity to continue, and if orgasms were possible before surgery, they should still be possible after surgery.

If you would like to discuss penile prostheses, call 208-733-3404 for an appointment.