Goodbye Impotence: Kenya Hits its First Successful Penile Surgery

The doctors of Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) in Kenya have executed the first penile implant treatment in the East African region. The success of this hit the news last week following a publication by The Nation.

Men suffering from erectile dysfunction can finally exhale a sigh of relief as erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation affect roughly 15-20 percent of men in Kenya, according to AKUH doctors.

Many of them suffer in secret due to the nature of the problem. Erectile dysfunction, often known as impotence, is a rarely discussed topic among many men, according to experts, despite the fact that it is a frequent condition in Kenya and other African countries.

The procedure was carried out on a man in his 40s who had been suffering from impotence for several years and had tried different treatments with no luck.

Dr. Ahmed Yousef, a consultant urologist and the case’s principal surgeon, told the Nation that the process took roughly an hour and involved implanting a prosthetic device in the penis.

An interview with one of the doctors that performed the procedure.

Dr. Yousef also mentioned that the patient’s exams, which included a penile doppler ultrasound, revealed that he had been suffering from “serious venous leakage,” which is why an implant was the best option for him.

“The advantage of this surgery is that the man can have intercourse anytime they like without using medication. Through this procedure his erectile dysfunction condition has been treated. If he had an issue with premature ejaculation, it will also be treated by this procedure,” he said.

This was the first time this procedure was conducted in the region because it requires rare specialised expertise, a sub-specialty in urology.

“The man can now have sex with a woman whenever he wants as long as he wants in any style he wants wherever he wants and the success rate is 95-97 per cent,” Dr Yousef said.

He added, “the procedure costs about Sh800,000 to Sh1 million,” about $7,029 to $8,787.

Source: The Nation

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