Penile Implant Cost in India – Procedure, Best Doctors & Hospitals

Posted on January 28th, 2020 by Ganesh Gopakumar

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Cost of penile implants in India

The cost of penile implant in India comes between USD 3000-8000.

It is 60-70% lower compared to the cost in the US and other developed countries.

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The huge variation of cost in India is due to:

  1. Type of implant used
  2. Choice of city
  3. Choice of hospital

Type of implant

The cost is on a much higher side for an inflatable implant compared to a semirigid implant. The cost increases because the inflatable type is more complicated and contains more components. The inflatable implant has however a great deal of advantage over the semirigid one.

Choice of Hospital

The choice of hospital can lead to a good variation in cost. The cost varies drastically when we go from an economy hospital to a premium hospital. The cost mainly rises due to the higher room rent, cost for medical care, etc. The quality of healthcare remains the same but the patient can stay in utmost luxury.

Choice of City

The choice of city in which the hospital lies also makes a big difference in the overall price. The cost of food, accommodation, and transportation are much higher in Tier 1 cities. Hospitals in metro cities also charge higher for medical care. Tier 2 cities are cheaper.

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Erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a condition in men where men are not able to attain an erection. It can be cured either by oral medications, or injected medication. The final option is penile implant. Oral medications includes medicines such as

  • Sildenafil (Viagra)
  • Tadalafil (Adcirca, Cialis)
  • Vardenafil (Levitra, Staxyn)
  • Avanafil (Stendra)

But always consult a doctor before you take any sort of medications. You should never take any medications or treatment after reading online articles.
<h2id=”penile”>What is Penile Implant?

Penile implants are devices placed in the penis of men with erectile dysfunction (ED) to get an erection. It is usually made up of a pair of rods made of either spiral wire core or silicone material, wrapped in fabric such as silicone or polyurethane. It is an option when all other possible treatments for ED has failed.

The procedure usually takes 45 – 60 minutes. The procedure has a high success rate and over 98% of the people who did it are satisfied with the result.

Types of penile implants

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Penile implants are mainly of 2 types:

  • Inflatable implants
  • Semirigid implants

Both these types have their own pros and cons and you should choose them according to your convenience.

Inflatable implants

They are the most commonly used implants, which can be inflated and deflated. When inflated it gives you an erection and deflates when you need to go flaccid. It consists of

  • A reservoir (placed in the abdomen)
  • Two cylinders (placed in the shaft of the penis)
  • A pump (placed in the scrotum)

The pump in the scrotum is pressed until you get the desired erection. Afterwards, you can press the penis to deflate the implant, making you lose the erection.

Semirigid (malleable) implants

These implants are always firm. The penis can bend upwards for sexual activity and towards for concealment. It has several segments attached with a spring on both ends.

Other implants are available which can be used for shorter or longer penises than average.

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Pros and Cons of both types of penile implant

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Type of ImplantProsCons
Inflatable
  • Natural and rigid erection
  • The penis flaccid when deflated
  • Requires reservoir in abdomen
  • Contains more parts
  • Expensive
Semirigid
  • Less parts and less likely to malfunction
  • Easier to use
  • Comparatively cheap
  • Penis is always rigid
  • It causes pressure inside the penis all the time
  • Difficult to conceal under clothing

Who is an ideal candidate for penile implant?

A man who has ED and all other methods of treatments have failed is an ideal candidate for this procedure. Patients undergoing gender confirmation surgery are also good candidates for penile implant surgery.

Why you should consider doing a Penile Implant?

  • Cost effective.
  • Minimal recovery time of 4-6 weeks.
  • It starts acting soon after the procedure is complete.
  • High patient satisfaction rate of 98%.
  • It is the most effective treatment for ED over the last 10 years.
  • It is usually covered by most insurance companies.
  • Nobody will know whether you are using an implant or not.

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Pre-procedure

The doctor carries out a physical examination and checks all your previous medical records. He then talks to you about the procedure and the type of implants available. You can choose which one is better for you depending on the pros, cons and your convenience.

Procedure

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  • Firstly, the doctor might give you a general or spinal anesthesia to make you free from the pain. The pubic region is shaved to prevent infection and he also gives some antibiotics intravenously.
  • The doctor inserts a catheter to drain the urine in the bladder. The catheter is inserted through the penis.
  • He then makes an incision below the head of the penis, base of the penis, and in the lower abdomen. The incisions are made depending on the need and the type of implant you have opted for.
  • The surgeon stretches the spongy tissues that usually fills with blood for giving you an erection. The tissue is inside two chambers called the corpora cavernosa.
  • He then places the implant in the penis. The pump is placed in the scrotum and the reservoir inside the lower abdomen.
  • He then sutures the incision and you are done with the procedure.

Post-procedure

  • Like any other procedure, you are likely to experience pain which can be eased with medications.
  • Your doctor might tell you to keep your penis upward on top of the abdomen to prevent downward curvature.
  • They will teach you how to use the pump to get an erection and how to lose it.
  • ¬†You will be told about how to take care of the surgery site to prevent infection.
  • You can return to work in a few days as pain goes away.
  • But getting back to sexual activities will take you around 4-6 weeks, for the incision sites to heal.

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Risks of Penile Implants

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  • Infection: The site of incision could get an infection if not properly taken care of.
  • Problem or malfunctioning of implant: There is a very low chance of 1-2% that the implant does not work properly.
  • Internal erosion or adhesion: Sometimes the implant sticks with the skin and wear away the skin from inside.

Best doctors in India for Penile Implant

  1. Dr. MH Kamat
  2. Dr. N Anandan
  3. Dr. Rajendra Yadav
  4. Dr. Percy Chibber
  5. Dr. R Jeyaraman
  6. Dr. MS Kothari
  7. Dr. Akhileshwar Jha
  8. Dr. Sivaraman Balakrishnan
  9. Dr. Shivaji Basu
  10. Dr. Narmada Prasad Gupta

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Best hospitals in India for Penile Implant

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  1. Fortis Hospital, Delhi
  2. Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai
  3. Jaypee Hospital, Delhi
  4. Fortis Hospital, Mumbai
  5. Max Super Speciality Hospital, Mumbai
  6. BLK Super Speciality Hospital, Mumbai
  7. Apollo Health Center Hospital, Hyderabad
  8. Apollo Hospital, Chennai
  9. Aster Medicity, Kochi
  10. Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre, Chennai.

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FAQ

Will I lose penile length after using an implant?

You may lose upto one and a half centimeter in penile length.

Will the implant affect physical activities and sports?

Just temporarily, until the healing is complete. It would take a maximum of 6 week. After that you are free to participate in sports or any other activities.

Will I be able to get an orgasm after the implant has been placed?

Absolutely yes! The implant does not affect the physiological function of the penis by any means. You will be able to have an orgasm and still have sensitivity on your penis.

Does penile implant affect infertility?

The answer is NO. Usually the procedure does not make you infertile or fertile. You will remain as you were prior to the procedure.

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