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What is a penile implant?

A penile implant is a permanent option for a man suffering with ED and offers concealed support for an erection whenever and wherever desired. Patients report 97% satisfaction rates with a Boston Scientific implant.1

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Penile implants

Natural results

Most patients report that a penile implant looks and feels natural. Many partners of patients with penile implants often say they wouldn’t know their partner had an implant if they had not known about the penile implant surgery.2

Patients and partners

Patients often wonder if their sexual activity will be the same with an implant. 92% of patients and 96% of partners reported sexual activity to be excellent or satisfactory with the AMS three-piece inflatable.3 Starting a conversation with your partner about erectile dysfunction could change your life.

Available penile implant products

Boston Scientific penile implants have been in clinical use for over 40 years4 and more than 500,000 patients have been treated with a Boston Scientific penile implant5. Talk to your doctor about finding the right implant to fit your lifestyle.

3-piece inflatable penile implant

Fluid-filled cylinders expand in girth and length (LGX only) using a pump in the scrotum; the implant has antibiotics embedded in the surface to help prevent infection.

2-piece inflatable penile implant

Simple inflation and deflation results in a rigid erection; an option for men with abdominal scarring which may prevent reservoir placement.

Malleable penile implant

Bendable cylinders are easy-to-position and conceal even for men with limited dexterity.

Compare at a glance

FeaturesAMS 700 Penile ImplantAMS Ambicor ImplantTactra Implant
Inflate/deflate cylinders expand in girthXX 
Anti-infection coatingX  
Appearance when not erectNaturalFullFirm at all times

Patients and partners are satisfied3


Patients who reported sexual activity with the implant to be excellent or satisfactory


Partners reported sexual activity with the implant to be excellent or satisfactory


Patients reported no change or better orgasm following the surgery


Patients reported satisfactory or excellent erections following the surgery

About the AMS 700 Penile Implant

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Medicare and most private insurance companies cover a penile implant; however, individual coverage may vary. If you don’t have insurance or a penile implant isn’t a covered benefit, you can access physicians who offer a cash pay option at

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  1. Bernal RM, Henry GD. Contemporary patient satisfaction rates for three-piece inflatable penile prostheses. Adv Urol. 2012;2012:707321.
  2. Levine LA, Estrada CR, Morgentaler A. Mechanical reliability and safety of, and patient satisfaction with the Ambicor inflatable penile prosthesis: results of a 2 center study. J Urol. 2001 Sep;166(3):932-7.
  3. Montorsi F, Rigatti P, Carmingnani G, et al. AMS three-piece inflatable implants for erectile dysfunction: a long-term multi-institution study in 200 consecutive patients. Eur Urol. 2000 Jan;37(1):50-5.
  4. Scott FB, Bradley WE, Timm GW. Management of erectile impotence: use of implantable inflatable prosthesis. Urology. 1973 Jul:2(1):80-2.
  5. Data on file with Boston Scientific.