Non-Surgical Treatments | Vacuum Erection Devices

Non-Surgical Treatments | Vacuum Erection Devices

Non-Surgical Treatments | Vacuum Erection Devices or Pump

A vacuum erection device or pump mechanically enhances the flow of blood into the penis. A plastic cylinder is placed over the penis, and an external penile pump (either manual or battery operated) creates vacuum suction within the cylinder, drawing blood into the penis to create an erection. A stretchable tension band is then placed at the base of the penis to maintain the erection long enough to have sex (up to 30 minutes).28

How it works28

The vacuum erection device or pump system consists of a hollow plastic tube or cylinder which is placed over the penis. The pump which is either manually by hand or battery operated is used to create a vacuum. As air is pumped out of the cylinder, the pressure build-up helps to draw blood into the penis, causing the penis to enlarge. Once an erection is achieved, an elastic tension ring is placed at the base of the penis to help maintain the erection.

Features and Benefits

The features and benefits of a vacuum erection device or pump system include:76

  • Non-invasive
  • Cost effective
  • High efficacy rate
  • Portable and suitable for travel

Risks and Side Effects

The most common side effects of a vacuum erection device or pump include:28,30

  • Blocked ejaculation
  • Bruising of penis
  • Penile discomfort
  • Penile numbness or coldness

The most common reason for discontinuation of a vacuum erection device or pump include:16,77

  • Erections of insufficient rigidity or duration
  • Difficult mechanics
  • Penile bruising
  • Lack of spontaneity

Patient Satisfaction: How effective is it?

Patient satisfaction rates range from

Despite initial high success rates, in one study

86% of patients

decide to move on to other sexual aids10

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Treatment options range from counseling, to non-surgical treatments like oral medication, vacuum erection devices and penile injections, to longer lasting surgical solutions like penile implants.

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