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Patient Information Videos on Erectile Dysfunction

Advances in knowledge, science and technology are helping patients who suffer with Erectile Dysfunction (ED). 

One of 14 urologists at the San, Dr Phillip Katelaris says 1 in 5 men over 40 suffer with ED and the incidence increases with age. In a series of 8 videos Dr Katelaris discusses ED and penile prosthesis.

This series produced by Boston Scientific also includes videos from former prostate surgery patient David Sandoe and his wife Pam. Both Order of Australia recipients for their work, David is a former National Chairman of Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) and Pam is a former PCFA Prostate Cancer Support Group Co-Leader at Sydney Adventist Hospital.

Patient Education & Information videos featuring Dr Phillip Katelaris, Urologist

What is Erectile Dysfunction (ED)?

What are the treatment options for ED?

An introduction to ED, common causes, early warning symptoms
and the connection with diabetes.
Surgical and non-surgical treatment options for ED, including medication, implant, vacuum erection device (VED) and injections.

What is a penile prosthesis & who is an ideal patient?

What should I expect before and during surgery,
& what are the risks?

An introduction to what a penile prosthesis is, how it works within
the body, and why it might be an ideal solution.
Background on why some men choose a penile prosthesis and
what to expect, along with the risks and benefits.

How reliable is a penile prosthesis, & what is the recovery time?

Will I still be able to have an orgasm, & will an erection be similar?

An overview on typical recovery times, & when normal activities
can be resumed.
How the penile prosthesis is undetectable within the body and
enables a man to resume a normal sex life.

What are the costs involved for a prosthesis?

Questions to ask your GP or Urologist about ED

Brief information on private health insurance reimbursement,
out of pocket costs, veterans affairs benefits and advice for men
not covered by private health insurance.
Advice on the right questions to ask a GP or Urologist to
determine the right ED treatment option.

Videos featuring prosthesis recipient David Sandoe & wife Pam Sandoe

David Sandoe OAM is a patient and former National Chairman of Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA), and Pam Sandoe OAM is a carer and former PCFA Prostate Cancer Support Group Co-Leader at Sydney Adventist Hospital.

What was it like to live with Erectile Dysfunction?

What do you like most about the penile implant?

David and Pam share their ED journey, how David became ED-free; and the importance of seeking the right medical specialist. David describes suffering from ED after a radical prostatectomy, and shares his experiences with different treatment options.

Would you recommend a penile implant to
other men?

Did you notice any changes to your penis after surgery?

David and Pam share their experience of a penile implant. David discusses what it is like to have a penile implant; together they share how they maintain their intimacy.

Do you think you made the right decision in
getting a penile implant?

Fear of complications and surgery

David and Pam discuss whether they made the right decision in getting a penile implant. David discusses his initial reluctance to have a penile implant after prostate cancer surgery, and how he overcame that fear.

How does it feel to be ED-free?

How would you describe the penile implant?

David shares his ability to have a normal orgasm and satisfy his partner, & Pam discusses how their sex life has returned to normal. David shares his ability to experience normal sensation & activities, and Pam describes how it works from a partner’s point of view.

What advice would you give to others suffering from ED?


David and Pam discuss that ED is a couple’s issues, and highlight
the importance of ongoing and open communication.


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