SOURCE: CloudVisit Telemedicine

CloudVisit Telemedicine

August 03, 2015 15:36 ET

A Man's Decision Process Toward a Penile Implant

COLD SPRING, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 3, 2015) -  PatientPerspectives.org is a free videoconferencing service for men to speak candidly with other men -- and their partners -- about penile implant experiences. A CloudVisit Telemedicine and American Medical Systems (AMS) collaboration, the service acts as a modern resource for personal stories that cannot be found at a doctor's office.

A penile implant, a permanent solution to erectile dysfunction (ED), is implanted during a surgical procedure. After a recovery time, a man is able to achieve and maintain erections whenever he chooses through a pump in the scrotum.

The decision to undergo the penile implant treatment may be an obvious one for some men. Typically, men who choose the penile implant have tried other ED treatment options including -- but not limited to -- oral medications, vacuum pumps, penile injections and urethral suppositories. Men who refuse to give up sex may turn to PatientPerspectives.org to find success stories.

Men suffering from ED often find themselves in a depressed emotional state, reporting feelings of low self-esteem and lack of efficient communication with their partners. The decision to get a penile implant typically involves not only physical reasons, but psychological ones as well. Psychological effects of the condition may cause feelings of shame, loneliness and "loss of manhood."

PatientPerspectives.org encourages men with ED to discuss the condition with their partners. It can be surprising for a man to see his partner's concern upon initialing this conversation. Couples making decisions together and regularly discussing options as a team tend to return to normal relations and a positive outcome.

PatientPerspectives.org hopes to be part of every man's journey towards his decision to receive a penile implant. The candid experiences the program's Champions -- or, men who have volunteered to share their penile implant stories -- can share with a potential patient can be life-changing and immensely impact the final decision.

While the surgery may originally seem unsettling, the positive outcomes of penile implant patients across the nation may sway a man's final decision.

Videoconferencing for PatientPerspectives.org comes from HIPAA-compliant telemedicine provider CloudVisit Telemedicine. The company ensures complete privacy and security for PatientPerspectives.org users.

AMS-An operating company of Endo International, PLC, AMS is a worldwide leader in advanced medical technologies since 1972. The company is focused on patient resources and aims to provide the software and educational tools for restoring quality of life.

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