What procedure is used to implant a testicular prosthesis?

It should be noted that only surgeons having specialized knowledge of testicular prosthesis implantation should perform such surgeries. In general, the procedure is as follows:

  • The patient is placed under either general (whole body) anesthesia or local anesthesia that will block sensation in the lower part of the body.
  • The surgery may be performed on an outpatient basis or require only a brief stay in the hospital.
  • An incision is usually made in the lower part of the groin or scrotum.
  • A pouch will be created for the prosthesis.
  • The implant is sewn or otherwise fixed into place so that it is in the correct position and will remain there.
  • The incision is sewn shut.

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