AUS 800 & Vacuum Erectoaid Compatibility.

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Date Joined Sep 2010
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   Posted 12/2/2010 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Guys, I made the 90 days from the Laser Roto-rooter without too much scar tissue
My primary Urologist ( who used to install AUS) stated he felt I was a good candidate for the AMS800
Dec 13, I have console with Dr. Angermeier - Cleveland Clinic.
Prayers would be appreciated that I can get rid of the pads ( 6-7/day if I don't use a restricter (Erectoaid Rubber)) and get the AUS 800 installed.
I know it will be the double cuff based on my leakage.

The one question I have is using the Esteem Vacuum Erectoaid with the AMS 800.
I finally have gotten the hand of the Vacuum pump and rings.
Wife and I have enjoyable love making.
The one think I worry about is the AUS and the Pump.
Is it compatible - can I use it and not affect the AUS?
Your comments would be appreciated.

I really do not want to get an artificial erectoaid implanted.

Thanks to all who sent me info in past - Tall Guy and the rest


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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 89
   Posted 12/3/2010 9:58 AM (GMT -6)   

I had both the AUS800 and the IPP procedures performed by Dr. Angermeier. You are in great hands. There are a few posters here that have both devices. I have had the AUS activated since July 2009 and the IPP activated February 2010 and satisfied with both.
I, too, was going through about 6 - 8 pads per day.  I have a single cuff and it's doing the job nicely.


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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 654
   Posted 12/3/2010 11:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I also leak that amount or more but don't know pads as I have been using external condom style catheters and leg bag. I am scheduled for the AUS (AMS 800) on 1/11/11 as well as the IPP (AMS 700LGX) . I added the IPP surgery to get both problems "fixed" and get it over with, or as over as it will be. I will be getting a single cuff AUS and will go from there. I hope the both of us will be dry or at least not too wet.
I don't think you will have problems with the vacumn device after you have the AUS but you should ask your doc. I was not so lucky in the ED department as the vac doesn't not work for me. Getting the IPP is a last resort, I think, and I would not be doing it either if the vac worked for me.  Good luck and think about how nice it will be if the AUS works as well as others on this board report.
06-08 1st biopsy neg psa 4
10-09 psa 5.5 2nd biopsy 1/12 pos. 10%, G(4+3) age 65
12-15-09 RRP Tulane NOLA Dr Lee
Path, 1%, clr marg, no EPE, no SVI, nodes cl, G(4+3)
100% incontinent after 3 mo. PT
ED, pre-op severe, post op total
10/10 Dr Boone, Baylor recomended AUS
AUS and IPP scheduled 1/11/11
post op psa's 0.04,<0.1,<0.1

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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 12/3/2010 11:46 AM (GMT -6)   

To add my two cents' worth, I also used the VED after having the AUS surgery. After six months of trying the VED, without success, I scheduled my IPP surgery. So, if you are wanting to know if you can use the VED after the AUS surgery, the answer is yes; however, you will probably be told to wait for six weeks or so before doing so.

Diagnosed @ age 46 - September 1997
PSA 5 / Gleason 3+3
Seed Implant - January 1998 @ Trident Hospital, SC
PSA 2.4 - July 2007
PSA 2.7 - July 2008
PSA 3.0 - November 2008
Diagnosed @ age 57 - December 2007
Gleason 4+3
Salvage Prostatectomy & Colostomy - March 2008 @ MSKCC, NY
Suprapubic cathether installed - July 2008 @ Cleveland Clinic, OH
Urethral-Rectal Fistula Repair - August 2008 @   Cleveland Clinic, OH
PSA < .03 - Aug 2008
Penile catheter removed October 2008
Suprapubic catheter removed December 2008
Colostomy Reversal - January 2009 @ Cleveland Clinic
Urethral stricture removed - January 2009 @ Cleveland Clinic
(Total incontinence - 4 diapers & 6 - 8 pads per 24 hour period)
PSA < .03 - Jan 2009
AUS implant - May 2009 @ Cleveland Clinic
PSA < .03 - May 2009
AUS activated - July 2009
(Wearing a light pad daily.)
PSA < .03 - July 2009
Penile Implant - December 2009 @ Cleveland Clinic
PSA < .03 - December 2009
Penile Implant activated - February 2010
PSA < .01 - April 2010 

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Date Joined Sep 2010
Total Posts : 175
   Posted 12/4/2010 7:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the response. 
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