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Is surgery ever needed to treat erectile dysfunction?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Some forms of erectile dysfunction (ED) are treated with surgery. Depending on the cause of your difficulty in getting or maintaining an erection, there are three surgical options:

  • A device (prosthesis) is implanted into the penis that helps it become erect
  • Damaged blood vessels in the penis can be repaired or replaced to increase blood flow needed for an erection
  • Leaky veins in the penis can be tied off to help maintain an erection

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