Revision this morning with Dr. Hakky

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mikestap
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Revision this morning with Dr. Hakky

Postby mikestap » Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:52 pm

Hello all,
I underwent a revision this morning performed by Dr. Hakky and an impressive surgical team at Gwinnett Medical Center. So far I feel great And have been entirely coherent and largely comfortable since being discharged. We just had dinner at Applebee’s.

Dr Hakky replaced my leaking 3year old 22cm Titan with a 24cm Titan XL. The pump bulb is different; I now have the One-touch, replacing the classic. I left the hospital with NO catheter. Overall, a very positive experience.

I had read here that revisions are easier on the patient. Hakky echoed that info, but he said I’d be under longer because the removal process demands more time and it can be trick for the surgeon.

I can tell you that for this patient, it is so far been a walk in the park. I’ll let you know if I am still walking or crawling in a few days.

Regards,
Mike
61 Years. RALP 2013. Received 22cm Titan Dec 20, 2017 by Dr Hakky. See results at download/file.php?id=5320 and download/file.php?id=4754
Revision 3-25-21 24 cm XL No RTE

newbie443
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Re: Revision this morning with Dr. Hakky

Postby newbie443 » Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:19 pm

Best of luck and heal fast.
Injections failed. Implanted 3-21-18 AMS 700 LGX 21 + 1 RTE 100 cc reservoir 6" L 5" G Dr. Kramer.

Repair 4/13/21 Dr. Broghammer

63 years young.

Will show and tell and talk with others.

cbinspok
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Re: Revision this morning with Dr. Hakky

Postby cbinspok » Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:04 am

Thanks mike. Carry on bro
66 years young -- fighting the good Ed fight for over twenty years. A sever break disabled my penis in half. vit E, pataba, Viagra, massage Ved cilas, and I'm tired- throwing in the towel, Op for implant Mar 18, AMS LGX 18 + 1 3cm RTE,

AST2123
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Re: Revision this morning with Dr. Hakky

Postby AST2123 » Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:59 am

Good luck Mike! Wish you a fast recovery.
The good news is you are getting a 2cm longer implant.
What was the reason of the tube leak? was it a manufacturer issue? And did the insurance cover the replacement?
Finally Bionic
50y old. RP Oct. 2017. Pills didn't work. Trimix worked for a couple of months, then failed. Have inguinal hernia repair on both sides. Implanted AMS CX, 21 cm+1 cm RTE, by Dr. Kai Li at Kaiser Permanente, Mclean VA, Jan. 19th, 2021.

LookingUp
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Re: Revision this morning with Dr. Hakky

Postby LookingUp » Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:13 am

As we're all under the Revision threat, keep the updates coming. Great to hear about Dr. Hakky and his Team.

Rest and get back in the "Saddle" soon.

LUp
ED 26 years. 1995->Pills->Shots->Implant penoscrotal

mikestap
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Re: Revision this morning with Dr. Hakky

Postby mikestap » Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:13 pm

Thanks to all.
AST, the leak occurred at the base of the pump bulb. Dr. Hakky took pictures as he pulled it out of me and I saw them this morning. The bulb's construction is accordion-like and I guess the peaks and valleys of the folds are weak points. Considering that the pump probably get the most rigorous action of the system components, I guess this makes sense. I initially discussed with the doc my perspective (as an electrical and reliability engineering type) that the connector would be the point of failure. He suspected otherwise and was right.
I believe Coloplast covers the cost of the replacement hardware under warranty, but fees for the doc, the anesthesiologist and the surgical center are ours to bear. In my case, I have really good insurance and I am still trying to wrap my head around how little I have shelled out. Mine is a unique case, I believe, and has nothing to do with the fact the original hardware failed.
Up to this morning, I had only taken two Percocets and was really feeling no pain. In fact, I only took the second Percocet to help me brace for the drain removal performed this morning. (Hakky took the catheter out before I woke up from the surgical anesthesia.) But I was cautioned by the office nurse that the good doc makes liberal use of strong local numbing agents that would only start wearing off later tonight. She suggested I begin following the prescribed dosage, which I have. We get the frozen peas from the Publix tomorrow. Still walking in the park, almost skipping. We'll see what tomorrow holds.

Mike
61 Years. RALP 2013. Received 22cm Titan Dec 20, 2017 by Dr Hakky. See results at download/file.php?id=5320 and download/file.php?id=4754
Revision 3-25-21 24 cm XL No RTE

North329
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Re: Revision this morning with Dr. Hakky

Postby North329 » Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:17 am

Hey Mike, congrats on the revision. I am looking forward to scheduling with Dr. Hakky in late April.
56 y/o married, I am on the path to an implant. Ed for 20 years, limited success with Viagra, and Bimix. Surprisingly better success with Trimix.


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