Dr. Paul Perito has pioneered a minimally invasive procedure for the surgical installation of the three-piece, inflatable penile implant. As a result, his patients report fewer post-procedure complications as well as a faster recovery time. Recently, Presentation Solutions had the chance to catch up with the doctor and find out more about what exactly makes Dr. Perito’s technique different from others.
Presentation Solutions: Dr. Paul Perito, we want to thank you for taking this time with us. We know you are busy.
Dr. Paul Perito: Not a problem. Erectile Dysfunction is a matter that needs an open discussion every once in a while.
Presentation Solutions: Can you give us an idea about what makes your way of performing a penile implant unique?
Dr. Paul Perito: One of the major differences is that I use an artificial erection; this offers me plenty of corpora to negotiate when I am placing stay sutures.
Presentation Solutions: And that is important?
Dr. Paul Perito: Yes, in the thousands of case I have done, I’ve never seen a case of glandular hypoesthesia or anesthesia. I believe this is because you can avoid the dorsal nerves with an artificial erection.
Presentation Solutions: Are there other differences?
Dr. Paul Perito: Many of the duplicitous steps have been eliminated allowing the case to move along thus diminishing tissue damage while lowering operative times.
Presentation Solutions: Does the penis have to be dilated to insert the implant?
Dr. Paul Perito: I don’t have to use dilation, the artificial erection accomplishes that; I believe that by not damaging the tissue with serial dilation that patients end up with more sensate glands after the procedure.
Presentation Solutions: We’ve heard that you place your reservoir in a different location than other surgeons?
Dr. Paul Perito: Yes. Traditionally a surgeon will place the reservoir tank in the behind the pubic bone. I use the area behind the abdominal wall or within the abdominal wall.
Presentation Solutions: Does that make the procedure safer?
Dr. Paul Perito: In my opinion, this technique keeps the patient safe from catastrophic bowel, bladder or vascular injuries. This is especially important in patients who have undergone previous radical prostatectomies.
Presentation Solutions: It all sounds so complicated. Does the surgery take long?
Dr. Paul Perito: I’ve completed the procedure in as little as 6 minutes. It is not a time intensive surgery.
Presentation Solutions: And what about recovery time?
Dr. Paul Perito: Most men report full sexual function in 4 weeks. The remaining cases report a 6 week wait time.
Presentation Solutions: Still, that sounds reasonable. Doctor, we thank you again for your time today. We are sure our readers have learned a lot from this.
Dr. Paul Perito: No problem. I would like to add this: Men looking into ED treatments need to arm themselves with information. They are welcome to visit the Perito Urology website at www.peritourology.com for education information and links to articles about ED and penile prosthesis.
Dr. Paul Perito is a 1988 graduate of the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine. His practice, Perito Urology, is considered one of the foremost Erectile Dysfunction treatments centers in the world. Since 2005, Dr. Paul Perito has successfully performed more than 3,000 penile implants, establishing him as a leader in the field. He has streamlined the procedure, making it not only more efficient, but safer, by the development and actualization of a minimally invasive approach. Aside from contributing extensively to medical publication libraries, Dr. Paul Perito heads the training center at Perito Urology where his technique is taught to an audience of surgeons from across the globe.
The information contained in this article is provided by Dr. Paul Perito for educational purposes only. It is not intended to treat or diagnose any condition.