Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

Half of men with diabetes will experience erectile dysfunction (ED) within 10 years of their diagnosis. High blood sugar levels can damage the nerves that control sexual stimulation. They can also damage blood vessels; these are necessary to provide adequate blood flow to the penis in order to achieve and maintain an erection.


Oral Medications to treat erectile dysfunction include Viagra, Cialis, Levitra and Stendra. They belong to the class of Phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5) Inhibitors.

Penile Injection Therapy

TRIMIX injections

Penile injection therapy is another option for men dealing with erectile dysfunction when medications, such as Viagra, Cialis, or Levitra, do not work. The medication is placed directly into the side of the penis with a tiny needle. Some men experience pain or bruising, while others experience none at all.

What is a Penile Implant?

A man’s erection after implant surgery looks and feels very natural. The penile implant does not change your sensation or ability to climax. The implant is replacing the erectile tissue that does not function anymore.

When inflated, the implant makes the penis rigid like a natural erection. The erection lasts for as long as you, and/or your partner, desires. Patients and partners report over a 95% satisfaction rate!

What Is A Vacuum Erection Device (VED)?

A vacuum erection device, sometimes called a vacuum pump or penis pump, is an external acrylic pump that a man uses to get and maintain an erection. The VED consists of a cylinder, with either a battery operated or manual pump, that goes over the penis.


Penile Implant

Pre-Operative Information and Instructions for Dr. Jim Hotaling and Dr. Alex Pastuszak

Scheduling Your Surgery

ou should receive a phone call within 1 week of your clinic appointment to schedule surgery. If you would like to schedule more quickly, or if you have not received your phone call, please contact:

Christie Sandberg
Men’s Health Surgical Coordinator
University Health Care
Direct phone line: (801) 213-4961

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