A penile enlargement operation has been given the green light by doctors after it was deemed safe.
Key points:Doctors said the procedure would be carried out with a smaller device than previously used and would be saferThe procedure is not approved in IrelandDr David Dolan, chief surgeon at the Royal College of Surgeons, said the device was a “much better option”.
“It is much less painful than previously thought, and we believe it is much safer, both for the patient and the surgeon,” he said.
“We also believe that the size of the device will be much smaller and more controllable than the previous devices used.”
Dr Dolan said he was confident that the procedure was safe.
“This is the first surgery that has been carried out on a patient without having a negative outcome, and our surgeon is a very experienced surgeon who has done penile reconstruction and surgery on a number of patients.”
There is no evidence of any side effects associated with the operation.
“All the patient’s wishes are being listened to and we have been assured that they will not be disappointed.”
Dr Peter McNamara, chief executive of the Royal Irish Penitentiary Service, said: “I am confident that this surgery will be carried through with no negative outcome.”
The surgeon’s assessment of the risks of the operation is a sound one and the safety of the surgery has been confirmed by the hospital.
“Dr McNamara said the operation would be performed with a “smaller device” than previously seen.”
What we will be doing in terms of the procedure is a much more gradual operation,” he added.”
It will take about 20 minutes to do this operation on a penis.
“I am sure the surgeon will be able to do the operation safely.”‘
Not a good use of time’Dr Dola said he did not expect the operation to be successful.
“If this is successful, it is likely to have a negative impact on the patient.”
They might need surgery, but I would expect that the surgery will not have an adverse effect on the penis.
“I do not think that the operation will have a significant impact on a person’s sexual functioning, as long as it is performed in a manner that is safe, with a positive outcome for both patient and surgeon.”
Dr McHugh, from the British Association of Sexual Health and Sexual Dysfunction, said he believed it was unlikely the procedure could be carried off.
“In the past, I have not seen any evidence of success with this procedure, so I am not sure it is a good option,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.
“To be honest, I would hope that we will see a significant decrease in the use of the surgical tools and equipment.”