Dr Samuel Amanamah has become the first Ghanaian to successfully perform a penile implant surgery in the country.
The Sexopathologist specialist was part of a four-member team that performed to surgery to check the erectile disorder.
The other three doctors include Dr. (Mrs.) Beatrice Wiafe Addai, Kofi Owusu Gyimah and Esther Antwi, who helped to successfully carry out the surgery at the Kumasi South Hospital in the Ashanti Region.
Sexopatgologists are normally in charge of operating on patients to correct sexual disorders. Doctors in this field most often treat men who are having erectile dysfunctions.
Penile implant, otherwise known as penile prosthesis, is one of the most recommended treatments for persons suffering from erectile dysfunction.
A surgery to correct this sexual disorder requires that a medical device is implanted within the corpora cavernosa of the penis.
Speaking after becoming the first ever Ghanaian to successfully perform a penile implant surgery, an elated Dr Amanamah described the achievement as"a dream come true, that Ghanaians can now access this treatment in Ghana.”
He added that the public must start to take erectile dysfunction more seriously, while also urging patients to seek for professional help if such a disorder is noticed, rather than just trying out counter drugs.
Experts say erectile dysfunction normally affects men between the ages of 40 – 70 years.
Dr Amanamah who led the four-member team of doctors performed the penile implant surgery in collaboration with the Peace and Love Hospital and the Derry Court Medical Practice.