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    Erection Problems: Surgery on Penile Blood Vessels

    Erection Problems: Surgery on Penile Blood Vessels

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    Surgery on the veins to keep them from draining blood from the penis is called venous ligation. It is no longer done.

    Surgery to repair blood vessels may be done for some men who have erection problems .

    Penile revascularization

    This surgery is most often done in younger men who have injuries that affect blood flow to the penis. During surgery, part of a blood vessel is taken from the belly. It is then used to bypass the damaged part of the artery that supplies blood to the penis.


    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology

    Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014

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