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About CARE Hospitals

With 14 hospitals spread across 6 cities, CARE Hospitals is a regional leader in tertiary care. It is ranked among the top 5 pan-Indian hospital chains and is driven by the core principle ‘to provide care that people trust’ through cost-effective medical care in more than 30 specialties.

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction refers to an inability to develop or maintain penis erection during sexual activity. Diabetes and cardiovascular diseases increase one’s chances of developing the condition. Neurological disorders, hormonal insufficiencies and drug abuse are also amongst the top causes of erectile dysfunction.

We have a full-fledged dedicated Andrology department in CARE Hospitals - Hitech City. We are doing microsurgical reconstructive surgeries for male infertility and penile implants for erectile dysfunction routinely.

Scope of Services:

  • Semen Analysis
  • Hormone Profile Measurement
  • Transrectal ultrasound
  • Testicular Biopsy (Diagnostic)
  • Vasography
  • Color Doppler Ultrasound for the Testes

No-Scalpel Vasectomy (NSV):

It’s a Suture Less Technique With Quick Recovery and 10 Times Low Complication Rate Than Routine Vasectomy.

Seminal Vesiculoscopy:

Dr. Naveenchandra Acharya is a Proud Pioneer in Seminal Vesiculoscopy (Innovative Surgery in Obstructive Azoospermia) in India. He Has Performed Largest Series of Seminal Vesiculoscopies in Azoospermic Patients With More Than 80% Long-term Results.

Microsurgical Andrological Reconstructive Procedures:

  • Microsurgical Varicocelectomy
  • Microsurgical Vasectomy Reversals
  • Microsurgical Vasoepididymostomy
  • Fertility Preserving Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
  • Sperm Retrieval-Microsurgical/open (Microdissection TESE)

With the advent of microsurgical techniques, pregnancy rates improved considerably. Previously azoospermic (no sperm) and severe oligospermia (low sperm count) patients who had given up hope for biological fatherhood can be potentially treated. We have microsurgeons with vast experience and also state of the art surgical microscope backed by competent embryologists (in the case of sperm banking).

Impotence Evaluation and Treatment

  • Medications for Potency and Premature Ejaculation
  • Bimix Injections for Potency
  • Vacuum Erection Devices / Penile Rings
  • Penile Venous Ligation Surgery
  • Penile Implants
  • Penile Revascularization Surgery (Post-trauma Patients)
  • Surgery for Penile Curvatures and Peyronie’s Disease

CARE Hospitals, Hitech city is one of the very few centers now performing NPTR test for evaluation for impotence. We also accept patients from outside hospitals for the purpose of NPTR for medico legal purposes.

We provide Bimix prefilled syringes for patients who are not likely candidates for implants and respond poorly to Stimulated drugs. In older patients, we provide Vacuum Erection Devices which is safe and effective to a certain extent.

NPTR being conducted

We have performed malleable and three piece implants (Coloplast and AMS) in a select group of candidates routinely with astounding success. About 90%-95% of inflatable prosthesis implants produce erections suitable for intercourse. Satisfaction rates with the prosthesis are very high, and typically 80%-90% of men and partners are satisfied with the results.


Dr. Naveenchandra R. Acharya is working in CARE Hospitals, Hitech city as a Consultant Urologist with a special interest in the field of Andrology and Microsurgery. He did MS from Bangalore University and Superspeciality Urology training (MCh) from the prestigious Institute PGIMER, Chandigarh. He later worked as an Assistant Professor in Department of Urology at the same Institute subsequent to his training. He was in-charge of Andrology division during his tenure as Faculty in PGIMER. His biography has been included in Marquis Who’s who and has more than 50 national and International publications many of them in the field of male infertility and male/female sexual dysfunction. He is recipient of Best paper award as the co-author at American Urological Association in 2008 and best paper award in Asian Congress of Urology at New Delhi in 2008.

Who is the Right Candidate for Penile Implants?

Most men with erectile dysfunction can successfully be treated with medications or penis pumps (vacuum constriction device). However, penile implants are considered if you aren’t a candidate for other treatments or if other methods fail to give you the desired erection, enough for sexual activity. It can also be used as a treatment option for Peyronie’s disease. Penile implants are of two types –Inflatable implants and Semi rigid rods.

You might be cautioned against penile implants if you have:

  • An infection such as urinary tract infection or pulmonary infection
  • Situational ED (as a result of relationship conflict)
  • Dermatitis
  • Wounds or skin lesions on your scrotum or penis

It must be noted that penile implants only help men achieve an erection and does not increase the penis size, sexual desire or sensation. Expect your penis to be a bit shorter than it used to be, post the implants.

Preparing for The Surgery

  • Once you are with your doctor, be prepared to discuss your present and past medical conditions in detail. Tell him about any medications that you have been taking or any surgeries that you have had in the past.
  • Be ready for a physical exam which will be performed by the doctor to confirm the nature of your ED and ensure that it’s the only treatment option available for you.
  • It is important for you to understand the procedure and the type of penile implant that’s the best for you. You will be explained about the benefits, risks, and complications associated with each.

What to Expect from the Surgery?

Penile implants surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes about 45 minutes to an hour. You are given IV antibiotics and the surgery site is shaved to reduce the chances of infection. An incision is made at the base or head of the penis or in the lower abdomen. The spongy tissue, responsible for erection inside each of the two hollow chambers called corpora cavernosa, is stretched by the surgeon. The ideal sized implant is selected and placed inside the penis.

When implanting a two-piece inflatable device, a valve and pump are placed inside the scrotum. For a three-piece device, a fluid reservoir is also implanted under the abdominal wall, through an internal incision. Once the device is in place, the incisions are sewn closed by the surgeon.

Precautions to Take After the Surgery

You would be sent home with a prescription of pain killers and antibiotics that help prevent infection. You also need to keep your penis up on your lower abdomen, pointing towards your belly button to prevent downward curvature during the healing process. Strenuous physical or sexual activity can be resumed four to six weeks post the surgery.

Why CARE Hospitals?

CARE Hospitals is recognized as the most advanced, all-round health care center in the country, powered by cross-functional teams comprising of surgeons, critical care and emergency medicine specialists. The founding team of CARE Hospitals comprises of medical innovators and pioneers who are passionately driven to make healthcare affordable for all while ensuring clinical outcomes at par with international standards.

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