What is ARES-XL?
ARES-XL girth and length options at the time of penile implant surgery is based on the physics of the Tunical Expansion Procedure (TEP) described by Dr. Paulo Egydio. While his technique involves a circumcision (subcoronal) incision and is intended to be used with malleable penile implants, his description of the physics (described below) is sound.
Rationale for the ARES-XL
High volume penile implant surgeons (those who perform greater than 50 implants per year) account for <1% of all urologists. Accordingly, 75% of inflatable penile implant surgeries in the United States are done by urologists who perform 4 or fewer implant operations per year. Studies have shown that surgeon experience is directly correlated with higher patient satisfaction scores (Congrosso et al), longer penile cylinder lengths, shorter surgical times, and less prosthetic complications (infection, erosion, poor positioning) (G. Henry et al).
Additionally, the #1 complaint for patients who have healed appropriately after penile implant surgery is the perceived loss of penile length. The ideal implant from ARES-XL is a penile implant that preserves penile length.
ARES-XL was designed to address both the complication risks associated with surgical inexperience as well as dissatisfaction associated with penile length loss. ARES-XL surgeons are specifically chosen because of their expertise in penile implant surgery. They are all thoroughly vetted by their peers for their ability to maximize length and girth during their surgeries, and also evaluated on their ability to adhere to ARES-XL recommendations and technically perform ARES-XL adjunctive procedures. They are certified by the Hismeros Centers of Excellence.
Learn More about ARES-XL
If you’re interested in a penile implant but concerned about loss of length or girth, or are worried about your surgeon’s qualifications or experience, ARES-XL may be right for you. See if you’re a candidate for ARES-XL and contact us today.