Dr. Paul Perito is the actuator of the minimally invasive penile implant surgery (The Perito Implant®). To date, he has performed over 4000 penile implant procedures and has trained more than 300 physicians across the globe including leading prosthetic surgeons from the US, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Mexico, Russia, Canada, UK, Australia, Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands among others. Dr. Perito offers a day and a half training course on this revolutionary technique at Coral Gables Hospital near Miami, Florida. Participants are witness to the minimally invasive penile implant procedure, which utilizes an infapubic incision of 1.5cm and offers the patient an expedient recovery time and streamlines the steps the physician must make for surgical completion. While penile implants have been popular among men with erectile dysfunction for nearly 30 years, Dr. Perito has made the procedure faster and safer, with a shorter recovery time than traditional scrotal incision methods. In this training, Dr. Perito’s focus is to help physicians conserve time and motion during the penile implant procedure, offering less time “on the table” for patients. Additionally, since there are fewer steps, there is a less chance of surgical error and infection. The day before surgery, participants will arrive in Miami. The evening before surgical training day Dr. Perito extends a welcome to his World Class Men’s Health Clinic where he gives a presentation and overview of the procedure and what to look for the following day in the surgical training portion of the course. The following morning physicians meet at Coral Gables hospital to observe up to 10 cases. With proper paperwork and availability, surgeons may have the opportunity to scrub in with Dr. Perito while he performs the penile implant procedure. A recap of the presentation is provided over lunch. Surgeons are encouraged to participate in an open discussion with Dr. Perito about his penile implant surgery technique.
The Perito Implant - A Minimally Invasive Implant Technique
The Perito “Minimally Invasive Implant Technique” has been widely adopted and is recognized as the sole cause for a change in implant approach, from less than 20% in 2005 to over 40% in 2013 (Abstract Presentation, 2013 SMSNA, New Orleans, LA) The procedure is generally performed in less than 15 min. and can completely restore a patient’s sexual function. Dr. Perito holds great respect for sexual medicine pioneers who performed and perfected the first penile implant surgeries in the 1970’s, however, he feels that his method for installing penile implants is superior due to its expedient recovery time and strong history of successful outcome. Dr. Perito’s training program is supported by the Coloplast Corporation, makers of the Titan inflatable penile implant. Dr. Perito’s educational program further includes additional training to Residents and Fellows from more than 25 institutions across the globe.