The penile implant, or penile prosthesis, is the most effective treatment for erectile dysfunction that does not respond to other treatments. It is an outpatient procedure. Men can go home the same day or have a short, overnight hospital stay.
Most men are back to regular activities in about one to two weeks and able to have intercourse in six to eight weeks. The results of the surgery will vary depending on the patient. Most men and their partners are very satisfied with the return of sexual function.