- Learn more about erectile dysfunction
- What is erectile dysfunction?
- How does an erection occur?
- Treatment options for erectile dysfunction
- Patient Testimonials
- Recommended Reading
- Next steps
You’ve already taken a major step toward successfully treating E.D. by viewing the StraightTalk website. Remember, E.D. is not an inevitable part of aging. It is treatable.
Your next steps should be:
- Speak with your physician or a patient educator for more details.
Please use our Physican Finder (located above) to find someone near you.
- Confirm your insurance coverage.
- Review the following sections for additional information:
Potential Risks & Complications
Penile implants may require surgical removal for various reasons and should not be considered a lifetime implant. Complications that may require device removal include:
- Erosion (the wearing away of the tissue next to the implant).
- Migration (the unwanted movement of the device within the body).
- Chronic pain.
- Device malfunction.
Implantation of a penile implant may destroy any remaining erectile capability and may result in anatomical changes that can make some of the alternative therapies for impotence ineffective.
Medicare and many private insurance plans cover penile implant procedures in most cases. Consult with your insurance carrier before seeing your physician to find out the specific criteria for your coverage. Also consult the reimbursement specialist at your urologist’s office, who will be able to assist you.
You may also call Coloplast Corporation’s Patient Services Department at 1-800-258-3476.