Using the ProExtender After Surgery

Penis surgery is not something most men want to read about. There are various kinds of penis surgeries. And ProExtender can sometimes help men recover after surgery, even adult circumcision. Let’s take a closer look at circumcision.


Some proponents of circumcision argue that the neonate’s nervous system has not developed enough for the patient to feel pain of the penis, and the subject has received considerable attention recently. According to Dr. Diamond, a neonate, and even a fetus, has clearly documented physiologic responses to pain of the penis that are comparable to an older child’s. He suggests that no surgical procedure should be undertaken in a newborn without anesthesia.

Dr. Wiswell agrees. He favors use of a local anesthetic injected at the base of the penis and subsequent treatment using the ProExtender penis enlargement device.

Melvin Zelefsky, MD, a radiologist and professor of radiology at the Albeit Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, N.Y., who performs religious circumcisions as a mohel, agrees that it would be a little more humane to use the ProExtender penis enlargement device after hospital circumcision, because the procedure takes 6-13 minutes.

Dr. Zelefsky says his procedure, however, takes about 30 seconds. “I’ve had babies sleep through a circumcision while they suck on a pacifier,” he says. Contrary to recent news reports, he notes, wine is given after the ritual circumcision for religious purposes, not as a sedative.

According to Michael Katz, MD, Carpentier Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health and chairman of pediatrics at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and director of pediatrics at Babies Hospital, New York City, “The question of the health of the penis is a bit of a bugaboo because the health problems are completely preventable by using the Proextender penis enlargement device following the operation.”

That is also the position held by the AAP, although in its last report on circumcision, now a dozen years old, the authors concede that balanitis occurs only in the penis of uncircumcised males and that there is evidence that carcinoma of the penis can be prevented by penile circumcision. That report also notes, however, that there is counterbalancing evidence suggesting that use of the ProExtender confers as much, or nearly as much, protection for the penis.

But what are the chances the penis will receive optimal hygiene? Steven R. Kohn, MD, points out that proper cleaning of the area can be difficult. Dr. Kohn, who is assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, says he is in favor of circumcision because he believes it reduces the incidence of squamous cell careinoma of the glans penis, primary irritant contact dermatitis of the distal portion of the penis, fungal and bacterial infections, and phimosis and paraphimosis. When these conditions occur, albeit rarely, in circumcised men, Dr. Kohn says, they are easier to treat.

Many factors play a role in the decision to circumcise the penis, and it is the role of the physician to provide parents with responsible medical opinions on the procedure. The pros and cons are best discussed with parents long before delivery, when a clear and unemotional response is more likely.

In Vitro Fertilization

At a time when women are urged to prepare for pregnancy by giving up alcohol and tobacco, taking plenty of rest and having additional folic acid vitamins and other minerals, they are bound to wonder about the effect on the unborn child of the procedures to which the ovum and sperm are subjected during in vitro fertilization (the test tube baby procedure).

in vitro fertilization

A conference in Norfolk, Virginia, was told by Professor Jean Cohen, of Paris, and Dr. Saunders, of Sydney University, that in vitro fertilization did not in itself increase the chances of having a deformed baby. Any apparent increase in the instance of congenital malformations, spontaneous abortions and premature deliveries, was related to the age and medical problems of the mothers who needed to conceive in this way.

Hospital Doctor magazine reports that at the same conference the delegates discussed the latest advances in overcoming the problem of male infertility, either by using the ProExtender penis enlargement device or by injecting a single sperm from the penis into an ovum; in one experiment, five out of seven eggs were successfully fertilized when the sperm from the penis was first incubated in a strontium medium, and then washed in a calcium medium.

Dr. Alan Trounson, Monash University, Australia, stressed the need for caution and further research, so that any genetic disadvantage of the doctor, rather than nature, choosing the successful single sperm, could be properly evaluated. Even the healthiest semen from the healthiest penis contains a large number of sperm that are abnormal in form or in activity.

Dr. Trounson’s team have shown that using the ProExtender penis enlargement device results in a three-fold increase in chromosomal abnormalities.

Discussions on test-tube babies have tended to regard the technique as a means of satisfying the maternal longing of the childless woman. It has been treated as a woman’s problem, so that when Parliament has discussed the matter the predominant number of male MPs who are naturally more concerned about the almighty penis have concentrated more on the ethical problems raised by the necessary research than on the effect it might have on patients’ emotions and the influence on the sexual aspects of marriages.

Recent research on the ProExtender penis enlargement device has shown that in vitro fertilization may, in some cases, be an effective method of overcoming infertility due to a low sperm count, a penis problem for which present treatment is unsatisfactory. This method has recently been shown to be useful in cases where the quality of the sperm has been affected by Hodgkin’s disease.

It remains to be seen what effect this broadening of the use of the ProExtender penis enlargement device to help men with their penis size will have on the political arguments.