Why I Chose Penile Implant Surgery to Treat My Erectile Dysfunction

Why I Chose Penile Implant Surgery to Treat My Erectile Dysfunction
Living & Loving with Prostate Cancer
I have three personality traits that led me to choose penile implant surgery to treat my erectile dysfunction. #1. I hate to lose. In other words, I strongly prefer to win. After my double-nerve-sparing robotic prostatectomy left me impotent,  I did not want ED to be the cost of winning the war against my prostate cancer. #2. I’m persistent. Long after others quit, or believe it’s hopeless, I’m still there plugging away. #3. I find it difficu
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Rick Redner received his master’s degree in social work from Michigan State University. He has spent many years working as a medical and psychiatric social worker He is the author of the award winning book I Left My Prostate in San Francisco-Where's Yours? His second book Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Erectile Dysfunction and Penile Implants won the Beverly Hills International Book Awards in Men's Health in 2016. Additionally, the book was a winner in the 2017 IAN Book of the Year Awards.


  1. Chris O'Neill says:

    I was concerned that if I viewed the procedure, I would come to the conclusion I didn’t want a surgeon performing it on me.

    That would have made it worth viewing a prostatectomy online before having it done.

    • Rick Redner says:

      Based on the variety of comments you’ve made I get the distinct impression you are not at all happy with the quality of your life following your prostate surgery. What weren’t you told before you went for surgery.

  2. Chris O'Neill says:

    My experience was in the old days (pre-2009 published RCTs) when men were either told nothing or were outright lied to.

    Men are still being deceived, if they are told anything, by only being told a misleading fraction of the truth.

      • Chris O'Neill says:

        Do you not agree that urology surgeons and associated practitioners deserve a lot of anger for the deception and contempt they have shown to their patients, not to mention professional incompetence?

        If not then why not? They have known for long time that there were serious doubts about whether their very harmful treatments were actually saving a significant number of lives, if any. But did they normally let their patients know of these doubts? No. Did they try to understand epidemiology? No. Did they tell their patients the truth about the extent of harm of their treatments? No. They displayed a level of ethical behaviour not much better than used car salesmen.

        Do men have reason to be very angry with the way they have been treated by this part of the medical profession? Of course they do.

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