Any surgeons doing PPI during the Corona situation?

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medhatg
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Any surgeons doing PPI during the Corona situation?

Postby medhatg » Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:07 am

Any of you know if any US-based surgeons that are still doing PPI during the Corona situation?

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Re: Any surgeons doing PPI during the Corona situation?

Postby GoodWood » Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:45 am

It would surprise me if urological surgeons were doing any procedures right now other than the removal of an infected implant. Everything else’s should be on hold.

Even if you ignore the risk to patients and staff of being in the office together and potentially spreading COVID19, the (small) risk of having complications in the office that require admission to a hospital is not worth it. Most hospitals have told all office based surgical practices that their admitting privileges have been put on hold. They can’t spare a hospital bed for someone who had a (rare) complication getting their penile implant.

COVID19 seems tailor made for a lot of the guys on FrankTalk. Older (sorry guys) people with underlying health problems. Many of the health problems that lead to impotence are the same ones that are tied to a higher mortality rate with COVID19. Its not worth it. Everyone who isn’t in an essential job needs to stay home.

Finally, if you do find a surgeon who is willing to operate on you in the midst of a global pandemic, that person is irresponsible and you should think twice before letting them touch you. They are more worried about paying the overhead on their practice and lining their pockets than they are about your health and well-being.
51yo. Progressively worsening ED over 6 years. No HTN, DM, or related health issues. 20-40mg of Sildenafil or TriMix (30mg, 4mg, 40mcg) 45 units. Doses have been increasing so staying open to the idea of an implant. Pumping daily to maintain size.

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Re: Any surgeons doing PPI during the Corona situation?

Postby DougAnd » Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:22 am

My regular doctors have been cancelling my appts and rescheduling for 3 months out.
LGX 18cm+3cmRTE 8 / 8/18 by Docs Saracino , Prody of FL Disfigured by Implant. Married 31 years, Functionally impotent 2+ years. 4" day of surgery now 7" inflated after VED 6.5" without. Pump moved 12/4/18 by Dr Kata

RayChez
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Re: Any surgeons doing PPI during the Corona situation?

Postby RayChez » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:55 am

I do not think that kind of surgery is being done with this Coronavirus all over the country and taking up lots of space in the hospitals.
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

notaes
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Re: Any surgeons doing PPI during the Corona situation?

Postby notaes » Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:34 am

There was an announcement a couple of weeks ago that no non essential surgery is being done here. I live in Tennessee. I also think this is nationwide!
66 yr old male married 36 yrs use trimix four yrs, cilais and Viagra. trimix work well developed scarring on both sides had implant 1/9/2020 at UT Med Ctr, Knoxville, TN Dr. John Lacy.

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Re: Any surgeons doing PPI during the Corona situation?

Postby midwest guy » Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:24 pm

Was scheduled for implant on 3-31-20 and received call about one week prior and was told surgery was postponed. Was expecting that, but still bummed out :|
70 yr old, Married 49 yr. Moderate ED 2001, managed fairly well with Viagra or Cialis. Prostatectomy 2018, Viagra/Cialis ineffective. Pump at 3 months, Trimix injections 6 months post op., Implant scheduled 3/31/20

medhatg
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Re: Any surgeons doing PPI during the Corona situation?

Postby medhatg » Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:59 pm

midwest guy wrote:Was scheduled for implant on 3-31-20 and received call about one week prior and was told surgery was postponed. Was expecting that, but still bummed out :|


In my hometown in Canada, they cancelled a "kidney transplant" procedure, so I guess the kidney, which was harvested from a car accident victim, is now going to waste and the recipient would have to suffer for years to get another kidney. It just tells you the level of craziness and madness. I do not understand, the whole province has less then 50 people hospitalized, 5 in ICU and they shut down the whole health systems. The hospitals are no way near any capacity. A bunch of morons running our health system.

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Re: Any surgeons doing PPI during the Corona situation?

Postby GoodWood » Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:38 pm

CBC.ca reports over 11,000 cases today and the numbers are increasing fast. Not expected to peak until May. This is serious. Those ‘morons’ are doing the right thing.

medhatg wrote:
midwest guy wrote:Was scheduled for implant on 3-31-20 and received call about one week prior and was told surgery was postponed. Was expecting that, but still bummed out :|

... I do not understand, the whole province has less then 50 people hospitalized, 5 in ICU and they shut down the whole health systems. The hospitals are no way near any capacity. A bunch of morons running our health system.
51yo. Progressively worsening ED over 6 years. No HTN, DM, or related health issues. 20-40mg of Sildenafil or TriMix (30mg, 4mg, 40mcg) 45 units. Doses have been increasing so staying open to the idea of an implant. Pumping daily to maintain size.

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Re: Any surgeons doing PPI during the Corona situation?

Postby medhatg » Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:53 pm

GoodWood wrote:CBC.ca reports over 11,000 cases today and the numbers are increasing fast. Not expected to peak until May. This is serious. Those ‘morons’ are doing the right thing.


The numbers mean nothing. You need to look at the hospitalization rate. Also, sacrificing the life of someone who depends on dialysis is not right.

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Re: Any surgeons doing PPI during the Corona situation?

Postby guyinthedarkness » Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:47 pm

I really understand the reasons of cancelling a lot of appointments but for me and a lot of other people here it's frustrating situation. I have pain while getting erections and my penile scarring gets worse by time which can be crucial for the procedure of the implant and the size of it.


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