Current Urology Reports

, 20:14 | Cite as

Optimizing Outcomes in the Virgin Penile Implant Patient

  • Charles Welliver
Surgery (J Simhan, Section Editor)
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  1. Topical Collection on Surgery


Purpose of Review

Patient satisfaction with inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) is an elective procedure that restores erectile function.

Recent Findings

While the return of usable erections is almost always achieved with IPP, patients may still be unhappy with the procedure if the outcome has not met their expectations. Optimizing patient satisfaction and outcomes should incorporate considerations for pre-, intra-, and postoperative factors. Length optimization regimens and improved pain control options have dominated the recent literature.


Penile implant Patient satisfaction 


Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

Charles Welliver is a paid consultant for Coloplast.

Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent

This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.


Papers of particular interest, published recently, have been highlighted as: • Of importance •• Of major importance

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles Welliver
    • 1
  1. 1.AlbanyUSA

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