Three-piece Inflatable Penile Prosthesis: Surgical Techniques and Pitfalls

  • Ahmad Al-Enezi
  • Sulaiman Al-Khadhari
  • Tariq F Al-Shaiji


Penile prosthesis surgery plays a vital role in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED). As far as outcome is concerned, it is one of the most rewarding procedures for both patients and surgeons. We describe our surgical technique for implantation of the three-piece inflatable penile prosthesis and point out the major surgical pitfalls accompanying this procedure and their specific management. The psychological outcome of penile prosthesis surgery is also discussed. Different surgical approaches are available when performing the procedure. A number of procedure-related problems can be encountered and a thorough knowledge of these is of paramount importance. Penile prosthesis surgery has a favorable psychological outcome. Surgery for implantation of an inflatable penile prosthesis is a rewarding procedure, with a high yield of patient satisfaction. Urologists should have thorough understanding of the surgical pitfalls peculiar to this procedure and their management.

Keywords: Penile prosthesis, psychological outcome, surgical pitfalls

Journal of Surgical Technique and Case Report | Jul-Dec 2011 | Vol-3 | Issue-2

Author Biographies

Ahmad Al-Enezi
Department of Urology, King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Sulaiman Al-Khadhari
Psychological Medicine Hospital, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Tariq F Al-Shaiji
Department of Urology, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 2006-8808
print ISSN: 2006-8808