Brian S. Christine, MD presented “Pitfalls and Pearls of Penile Prosthesis Surgery” during the 23rd Annual Innovations in Urologic Practice on September 14, 2018 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

How to cite: Christine, Brian S. Pitfalls and Pearls of Penile Prosthesis Surgery” September 14, 2018. Accessed [date today].

Pitfalls and Pearls of Penile Prosthesis Surgery – Summary:

Brian S. Christine, MD, reviews the history of penile implant surgery. He then demonstrates critical steps, correct technique, and precautions to avoid intraoperative complications in scrotal and infrapubic placement of inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP).



Inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) surgery is a particularly effective treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED), either with or without concomitant Peyronie’s disease. The history of penile implants dates back more than a century, with the most significant innovations credited primarily to Drs. Brantley Scott and Hernan Carrion.


This presentation concentrates upon the 3-piece IPP and the surgical approaches commonly employed in order to place the device. For instance, the AMS 700™ from Boston Scientific and Titan® Touch from Coloplast are among currently available IPP devices. The three most common of these surgical approaches are scrotal, infrapubic, and subcoronal incisions. Each of these techniques have benefits and drawbacks for the patients as well as for physicians. This presentation then includes image and video demonstrations of critical steps and correct technique involved in these surgeries. The demonstrations also describe intraoperative “safety checks” to help the surgeon recognize and address problems that arise during the procedure.

About Innovations in Urologic Practice

Innovations in Urologic Practice (IUP) is an annual CME-accredited conference devoted to updating urologists on the rapidly changing healthcare environment. Topics focus on innovative diagnostic and treatment strategies, controversies, new and currently developing technologies, and challenges in today’s urologic practice. Dr. Taylor presented this lecture during the 23rd IUP in 2018. Please visit this page in order to learn more about future IUP meetings.


Dr. Christine attended Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, and then went on to complete his urology residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He practiced general urology for five years, treating urologic cancers, kidney stones, female urology, and male sexual dysfunction. Over a decade ago, Dr. Christine decided to sub-specialize in prosthetic urology and men’s sexual health. At present, his internationally-recognized practice is centered on treating erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s disease, premature ejaculation, radical prostatectomy-induced urinary incontinence, and low testosterone, as well as on providing male genital aesthetic surgery. In addition to his work as a clinician, Dr. Christine is heavily involved in the medical community and is committed to urologic education. He is Fellowship Director and Director of Prosthetic Urology and Men’s Sexual Health at Urology Centers of Alabama. He frequently hosts urologists from around the world and allows them to observe his surgeries. He is a member of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, the International Society of Sexual Medicine, the European Association of Urology, and the International Continence Society.