International penile implant surgery (research) network

international men's health



The aim of the International Penile Implant Surgery Network is to jointly address scientific research questions in Penile Implant Surgery.


The network was established by Prof. Dr. MD Antonini (Rome, Italy), Prof. Dr. MD Lledo Garcia (Madrid, Spain) and Prof. Dr. MD Koenraad van Renterghem (Hasselt, Belgium) who are the “founding fathers” of this initiative. They were joined by Dr. MD Paul Perito (Miami, USA) and Dr. MD Paolo Egydio (Sao Paolo, Brasil).


It aims at grouping high volume/high standard penile implant and male genital reconstructive surgeons. The network intends to promote scientific research, reports and communication with regard to this specific topic. This is done by retrospectively and prospectively collecting real life patient data. The network promotes opportunities to identify unmet needs in the treatment of patients by utilizing high-quality data from existing cases.


The network welcomes to be enlarged with dedicated andrological/urological surgeons. Since providing the highest quality of care is the intention of the network, the enlargement of it and selection of new members is guided by the same criterium. In the menu of this website there is a link to the involved centres located all over the globe.


The increasingly ageing population has resulted in the reversal of the population pyramid. Our affluent society is characterised by an increasing number of active older people, which causes very complex economic, technological, organisational and social challenges.

The growing population group of over-50s is also looking for more quality of life. However, from the age of 40 to 50 it is possible that men are experience several conditions at the same time. It is therefore very important to create a comprehensive profile with risk factors based on the prognosis and wellbeing of the ageing man. This can be achieved through an interdisciplinary approach: the interaction between first-line medicine and the urologist and the cooperation of a number of consultants (cardiovascular revalidation, sexology, endocrinology, etc.).