Penile implants usually "outpatient" ??

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Evinrude
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Penile implants usually "outpatient" ??

Postby Evinrude » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:52 pm

For me it was lights out, stay overnight in hospital..like serious surgery. Any of you truly have this done as an outpatient ?

From AMS website...
The implant procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis. A small incision is made in the scrotum or above the pubic bone and a surgeon inserts all components through this opening. The surgery is performed under anesthesia. You may experience pain and soreness at the surgical site. It generally takes a few days to return to your regular routine of light activity. Physicians typically say wait 4-6 weeks before intercourse.
Age 65. Widower, relationship with fiance' age 48 for about a year so far. Developed ED about 2 years ago, Viagra worked at first but less and less so as time went on. AMS 700 LGX 15cm implant 6/19/19 Broderick @ Mayo C. JAX.

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Re: Penile implants usually "outpatient" ??

Postby ocitgo » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:25 pm

I have done it both ways. The last time back in June was an outpatient.
ocitgo (Bob F), Bremerton, WA
Implanted 11/13/2017 AMS 700LGX 15 cm, leak, 3 cm rear tip
Implanted 06/17/2019 AMS 700LGX 18 cm, 1.5 cm rear tip

dg_moore
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Re: Penile implants usually "outpatient" ??

Postby dg_moore » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:53 pm

When I had mine done, Dr. Kramer kept me overnight (23 hours, which qualifies as outpatient for insurance purposes). He said that was his usual practice. This was over 10 years ago, and I don't know if that's still the practice, but I would guess that it probably is.
Dave, 76, Maryland - Implant (Titan) 2008 by Dr. Andrew Kramer - never used due to a stroke that, among other things, ended my sex life.
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navy6587
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Re: Penile implants usually "outpatient" ??

Postby navy6587 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:05 pm

IMHO, it depends upon your surgeon and location. Mine, last November 8th, was outpatient. It should have been overnight because the discharge morons at Virginia Urology Ambulatory Surgery Center in Stony Point Virginia cared no more about my post-op pain and discomfort than the garbage men picking up your trash every week. I would have fired every one of them if I could have (and said so to both the Director of Surgical Services AND the VU CEO).

My only recommendation is that, if outpatient, you have your procedure as early as possible that day and DO NOT allow the staff nurses hurry you out the door as they did me, crying, eyes burning, mummy wrap falling off my balls and penis, not able to see, in mega pain.

Edd
72 y/o; wed 49 yrs; ED 15+ yrs. Fired by 1st doc (Szobota - VA Uro) 4 too many q's & contact w/ Coloplast rep. New doc: Ellen (VA Uro) implanted 11/8/18. 22cm Titan + one 2cm RTE each side; moron doc, intake/ discharge nurses! Will NEVER do it again!

RayChez
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Re: Penile implants usually "outpatient" ??

Postby RayChez » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:21 pm

All three of mine have been out patient.
First lasted 15 years.
second lasted 10 months complete revision. Pump failed.
Third was a partial revision and he done a fantastic job.
All out patient.
age: 75 First implant around 2001, 59 at the time. AMS 700 Ultrex
revision Dec 2016. 2ND implant 21CM, 1rte AMS 700 LGX MS pump

Gt1956
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Re: Penile implants usually "outpatient" ??

Postby Gt1956 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:45 pm

dg_moore wrote:When I had mine done, Dr. Kramer kept me overnight (23 hours, which qualifies as outpatient for insurance purposes). He said that was his usual practice. This was over 10 years ago, and I don't know if that's still the practice, but I would guess that it probably is.

I think the 23 hours is a common thing. I have a sneaking idea that it's easier to get the insurance to pay for 23 hours rather than 1 day. Even a chance they get a little more money that way. Lots of tricks & work arounds in the insurance world.
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Re: Penile implants usually "outpatient" ??

Postby David_R » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:57 pm

dg_moore wrote:... kept me overnight (23 hours, which qualifies as outpatient for insurance purposes). He said that was his usual practice.

That's what my doctor did, too.
Age 69. Prostatectomy in 2000. My urologist (for over 20 years) has been Dr. Marc Siegelbaum of Chesapeake Urology, in the Baltimore suburb of Towson. I have LGX, and after regular inflating I regained my original length. (My wife and I love it!)

ViaSwiss
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Re: Penile implants usually "outpatient" ??

Postby ViaSwiss » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:03 pm

I think if you are younger and healthier they will just do an easy outpatient.
Age 32. Venous Leakage. Post Finasteride Syndrome (PFS). Rxed BiMix. Dr open to implanting.

Gt1956
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Re: Penile implants usually "outpatient" ??

Postby Gt1956 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:07 pm

ViaSwiss wrote:I think if you are younger and healthier they will just do an easy outpatient.

23 hours is considered as out patient in most of the USA. My wife has had several things done this way.
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Re: Penile implants usually "outpatient" ??

Postby Dave52 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:32 pm

Surgery 8:00 am walked out by noon. It all depends on the guy with the knife
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Prostatectomy 6/1/18
Viagra worked before RRP
Trimix painful Bimix both Ineffective
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