This result can be obtained by two types of surgery:
– Percutaneous angioplasty and stenting of obstructed arteries
– Bypass connecting a new artery to the penis.
Choice between these two options is performed according to patient specificities.
Siemens hybrid room allowing 3D visualization of arteries.
Percutaneous angioplasty and stenting
of an artery providing blood to the penis (arrow: balloon for angioplasty)
Bypass to the penis (arrow)
For a bypass:
For percutaneous angioplasty and stenting:
– Percutaneous angioplasty and stent do not induce penis edema nor glan ulceration
– After a bypass surgery on the penis:
– Anticoagulation treatment and/or Aspirin is given
– Airplain travels are forbidden for at least 2 weeks
– Sexual intercourses are not recommended for 1 to 2 months after surgery
A duplex-scanner and an Angio-CTA are performed before discharge to assess revascularization. We recommend a yearly control by Duplex-scanner.
During the first months, erection pills can help recovering sexual activity
Impotence is a trauma. Erection is a complex process that put men under stress and obligation to perform. As a complement to surgery, psychological help can be useful.
Controlling cardiovascular risk factors (diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol blood level, smoking, overweight) is critical, as well as a global cardiovascular follow-up.
Surgery is an opportunity to reconsider way of life, particularly with regard to stress, tiredness, and addictions such as tobacco, alcohol. Sport, relaxation and balanced diet help recover harmony in life.