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Penile implant


"Dr. Bates, I read the article about your personal experience of impotence... What does a penile implant entail? Will my partner know I have one? How much does it cost? Is it covered by insurance?"

 It is a same-day surgical procedure that requires a small incision in the scrotum. One should plan to be off work and resting for a week. The only difference you or a partner would notice is that a small pump, about the size of a testicle, is placed in the scrotum. It is not obvious and if the male wanted to conceal it from a partner, it would be possible to do so. They are not expensive compared to many other costs in medicine and most insurances cover at least part of the cost.

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