New York, NY, April 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- While large hospitals offer a wide breadth of healthcare providers, patients undergoing certain procedures fair better with more specialized care. Sexual dysfunction expert, Dr. J. Francois Eid of Advanced Urological Care, P.C., believes the best place for erectile dysfunction (ED) and penile implant surgery is actually a smaller surgical center with a nursing team trained in the unique needs of patients. According to Dr. Eid, penile prosthesis surgery, for example, at a large institution could mean less experienced surgeons, exposure to virulent bacteria, and terse nursing care.
"Many patients think they need a big name hospital to receive the best care, but with certain surgeries the opposite is true," said Dr. Eid, who stressed that specialized procedures like penile implants require, "highly experienced surgeons, extreme sanitary conditions, and informed nursing." He encourages patients to take a careful look at the number of procedures performed by the individual surgeon--not the institution as a whole. Case in point, Dr. Eid performs more than 300 No-Touch Technique penile implant surgeries each year, while most urologists average less than three implants a year. Many are penile implant repairs or revisions in patients who experienced unsatisfactory results or post-operative infection from another surgeon.
Risk of infection is a major concern with penile implant surgery. Dr. Eid is the only No-Touch penile implant surgeon and his patented customizations reduce the risk of infection during implantation to less than one percent. A portion of this success, he believes, stems from operating on an outpatient basis at small surgical centers. "Large hospitals tend to have higher infection rates, but the operating room is not the only place bacteria can be transmitted," said Dr. Eid. "Post-surgery exposure to other patients, particularly during overnight hospitalization, can increase the risk of cross contamination to penile implant patients."
Further, by using a dedicated team of nurses at the surgical center, Dr. Eid ensures that his patients receive the best, most informed post-operative care. "Hospital nursing staff is often stretched thin as they prioritize with those that are chronically ill. They may not have the time or experience to address the unique recovery needs of my implant patients," he added.
Dr. Eid cites the prevalence of residents and medical students at larger teaching hospitals, whose presence in the operating room extend procedure length and ultimately increase the risk of infection. Additionally, large cancer-centric hospitals that feature nerve-sparring prostatectomy surgery for prostate cancer may be reluctant to offer penile implant surgery. Dr. Eid says, "They don't want patients to get the impression that penile implant volume is related to prostate removal volume."
Patients from around the world seek penile prosthesis surgery in New York City under the surgical expertise of J. Francois Eid, MD. Learn more about Dr. Eid's No-Touch Technique for penile implant surgery at www.urologicalcare.com or 212-535-6690.
Source: Advanced Urological Care, PC