First Penile Implant in St. Maarten. St. Maarten Medical Center



First Penile Implantation in St. Maarten Hope for men with Erectile Dysfunction Erectile dysfunction is a problem that affects millions of men around the world, and it has a great impact on their quality of life. It can affect men of all ages and in many cases is caused by something physical. Erectile Dysfunction is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection that is firm enough to have sexual intercourse.

In other words, the penis doesn’t get hard enough to allow you to have sex. Common causes include: heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, sickle cell disease, high cholesterol, tobacco use, sleep disorders, among others. However, there is hope for men with erectile dysfunction.

Recently, at St. Maarten Medical Center, Dr. Diego Ramos Urologist with remarkable experience, performed the first penile prosthetic implantation for a man who had permanent erectile dysfunction. Also assisted by Dr. Carlos Rojas, experienced Urologist and Elliott Garcia -Pietri, Product Specialist from Boston Scientific , who assisted Dr. Ramos remotely through the great technology of smart glasses. The patient has now a prosthesis called AMS 700, a Boston Scientific company medical solution, that is available in the Caribbean through MITEC Medical.

This permanent prosthesis offers concealed support for an erection whenever and wherever desired. This procedure allows patients go home the next day. It includes a pair of cylinders implanted in the penis, a pump placed inside the scrotum, and a reservoir of saline placed in the lower abdomen. Squeezing and releasing the pump moves fluid into the cylinders, creating an erection. Deflate the device by pressing the deflate button on the pump. The penis then returns to a soft, flaccid and natural-looking state.

The AMS 700 implantation can allow patients to have intimacy again, good self-esteem, and better relationship with their partners. Recent data, shows that patients report 97% satisfaction rate, 96%partners reported sexual activity with the implant to be excellent or satisfactory, 95% patients reported no change or better orgasm following the surgery and 98% of patients reported satisfactory or excellent erections following the surgery After the procedure, Dr. Ramos said that the patient is doing great and in his own words: “There is not reason for men to suffer in silence, there is a solution that allows them to get back in control of their erectile function”.