Reservoir placement!

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Reservoir placement!

Postby Mrtomcat1957 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:12 pm

Hi all,
I've enjoyed so many of the post over the past couple years... The one subject that's gotten little attention is reservoir placement! I plan on getting an implant early next year! Over the past 25 years I've had 4 hernia surgeries, 3 were abdominal and one lower! I have a real concern that with the amount of mesh used plus having a halop done for my prostate, I'm going to have a major problem finding the right spot for the reservoir! As always, I'm looking for some feedback from our friends on FT!
Eastern PA Born 1957 Type 2 Diabetes since 2004 Oral meds worked well in the past...not so much anymore! Still weighing my options...hoping for improvement with implant technology!!

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Re: Reservoir placement!

Postby disapointed2 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:14 pm

Have your urologist check out the location of the resivoir. He can advise you on this. from the sounds of it there may be a limited option. Your urologist can tell you for certain.
Wish you the best of luck..
67yrs old. ed for 8yrs. Implanted 5-29-2019

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Re: Reservoir placement!

Postby postra7777 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:57 pm

From what I understand, the reservoir is placed in a natural void in the pelvis. Right in front of your hip bone, either on the right or left side of your dick. Mine is on the left side and the only reason I know this is because I can feel the tubes leading up to the spot. I cannot feel the reservoir at all. Don't even know it's there.
Suffered with ED for most of my life. Viagra then to Trimix then implanted 3/8/2018 with AMX 700 CX 21cm with 1cm RTE. 50 years old Urolift procedure performed 30 day prior to my implant surgery.

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Re: Reservoir placement!

Postby BeardedMan » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:34 pm

I had the same issue...previous hernia surgeries. And in addition I'm fit so I have a flat tummy. The doc told me he had difficulty placing it. It on my upper right side. He could not get to the "void" they usually use because of the surgeries. The doc said he can feel it when he pushes there. Thee's a bit of a bulge right now (I'm 5 weeks out) but Kramer is hopeful that its swelling and it will go down. The area is still a bit sore.

From my understanding, if you have any padding in your tummy...they can hide it in there.

I hope that's helpful
61 yo gay married; ED since 2000. Retooling on 8/8/19 by Dr Andrew Kramer. Titan 22cm plus 1cm extender.

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Re: Reservoir placement!

Postby peyroniesjr » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:29 pm

Interesting, that's a concern of mine, I had a RALP earlier this year & I was wondering where it was going to go. I am 138#'s & 5'6". so I'm not a big guy & just wondered If it would go in my abdomen & would it show & how was it going to be put there via an additional incision? Any guys had similar issues or concerns & work arounds?


ED / Peyronies 70 degrees - Xiaflex/ Low T / & RALP 4/1/2019 (Nerve Sparing)

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Re: Reservoir placement!

Postby peyroniesjr » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:00 pm

Just read some of the prior post & got my answer. Thanks to all! Junior
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Re: Reservoir placement!

Postby MK1965 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:16 am

I had RP in 11/2016 and when I was implanted 9/2018, my surgeon was not able to place reservoir in usual place, space of Retzius, because of severe scar tissue after Robotic surgery. My reservoir was placed in my abdominal wall slightly right and slightly down from umbilicus. I ended up with additional incision half way between umbilicus and penile base which is on belt line.
Your hernia repairs might pose problems for reservoir placement especially that most hernias are repaired with mesh. Surgeon will be able to find alternate space for reservoir.
IPP 9/5/18; Coloplast TITAN OTR 18 cm 1cm RTE, Dr. Khera Baylor Houston,Prostate Ca at 51 y/o; RARP 11/2/16, ED Post RP, Cialis, Viagra, VED no usable erection, April 2017, TRIMIX painful, BIMIX tolerable but ineffective,lost 2+ inches of length after RP

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