Q: Does insurance cover a penile prosthesis?
A: Medicare has a national coverage policy for the diagnosis and treatment of ED, which includes the implantation of a penile prosthesis. Medicare coverage is further defined in most states by Local Coverage Decision (LCDs). Most commercial health insurers cover the medically necessary diagnosis and treatment of ED.Chesapeake Urology will work with youto verify coverage and insurance payment levels before beginning a treatment path.
Q: Will I still be able to have an orgasm?
A: Yes. A penile prosthesis does not interfere with your ability to have an orgasm or with ejaculation.
Q: Will my partner notice anything different?
A: No. Your inflatable penile prosthesis is entirely concealed in the penis and is not noticeable when the penis is in a non-erect state.
Q: Will sex be satisfying for me as well as my partner with the prosthetic device?
A: Yes, thanks to improvements in the technology and surgical techniques performed by Dr. Fenig, penile prostheses boast high satisfaction rates among men and their sexual partners. In fact, 90% of partners would recommend the two-piece inflatable penile prosthetic device to other couples and the three-piece inflatable device has a 96% satisfaction rate among sexual partners.
Q: How long can I expect my prosthesis to last?
A: While it is not possible to predict how long your prosthesis will last, Dr. Fenig has seen penile implants last up to 30 years without requiring replacement of parts or the prosthesis. The best way to prolong the life of your prosthesis is to follow the instructions provided by Dr. Fenig.
Q: Will an erection with my prosthesis be different than a natural erection?
A: No, the erection will feel like a natural erection to you and your partner.