March 31, 2014 11:56 ET

Penile Prosthesis: Infection-Free Assurance

Penile Prosthesis Implantation Is a Permanent and Effective Solution to Treating Erectile Dysfunction; Surgeon Selection Is Critical to Receiving the Safest Care Possible

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Mar 31, 2014) - When thinking about penile implantation for the treatment of your erectile dysfunction, there are many considerations, chief among them is choosing which surgeon will perform your penile implant surgery. While procedure volume is important, infection rate is perhaps the most critical metric of surgical success for penile implants. Leading penile implant surgeon, J. Francois Eid, MD, developed and practices the "No Touch" Technique to virtually eliminate infections among his patients.

"Penile implants are safe and effective for resolving erectile dysfunction," says Dr. Eid. "Patients choose to get an implant to improve their quality of life, so their satisfaction is my priority. A successful implantation, to me, hinges on performing the safest procedure with the best recovery. It is my responsibility to give my patients the best care and greatest results possible."

The "No Touch" Technique
Penile implant surgical infections almost always stem from bacteria transferred from the skin of the patient. The most common offending bacterium include Staphyloccus epidermis, aureus, streptococcus, and Candida albicans. "With my technique, there is minimal contact with the skin," explains Dr. Eid. "This results in minimal transfer of bacteria, thus resulting in minimal infection, and a high satisfaction rate among patients."

Dr. Eid's "No Touch" Technique virtually eliminates the risk of infection by taking bacteria out of the equation. Days before the procedure, prep begins with a sanitizing scrub of the area. While operating, Dr. Eid takes time after the incision has been made to discard and replace all surgical tools and coverings; their contact with the skin renders them contaminated. The surrounding area is covered completely with surgical draping, leaving only the surgical field exposed. Minimal exposure means minimal opportunity for infection.

In 2013, Dr. Eid performed 286 implantation procedures with an outstanding infection rate of 0 percent. His "No Touch" Technique continues to prove itself as the most infection-free penile implant procedure available -- other implant surgeons average an infection rate of 5 percent. To date, Dr. Eid has performed more than 2,000 successful penile implant procedures.

Treating an infected implant
Unfortunately, not all penile implant surgeons exercise the same level of infection control measures as Dr. Eid. Once a penile implant becomes infected, it must be removed. The lengthy process of removing an implant and allowing the patient to recover before re-implantation is certainly not ideal.

"About 99 percent of doctors that perform penile implant surgery touch the skin while operating," explains Dr. Eid. "Contact with the area invites the bacteria present on the skin right into the penile implant. Treatment of an infected implant requires the removal and re-implantation of the prostheses. This process carries the potential to lose penis size by nearly 50 percent."

If you are considering penile implant surgery, contact Dr. Eid for a consultation. For your convenience, he offers telephone consultations, private telemedicine video sessions, and in-office visits. During your consultation, Dr. Eid will walk you through the process of his "No Touch" Technique, discussing the preparations, precautions taken during the procedure, and the impact of results. If you are uncertain about the procedure, Dr. Eid also offers the chance for you to talk with one of his patients for a frank discussion. Call today, a cure for your erectile dysfunction is just a few conversations away.

At Advanced Urological Care in New York City, Dr. Eid treats the full spectrum of erectile and sexual dysfunction in men. He is internationally recognized for his highly successful, infection-free No-Touch Technique penile implant. Dr. Eid is an experienced ED treatment specialist and provides invaluable counsel to men of all ages, at all stages of erectile dysfunction.

Related Links
"No Touch" Technique - Wikipedia

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