Performance of inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) surgery on an outpatient basis increased significantly from 2005 to 2015, according to newly released data.

In a study of 40,488 IPP surgeries performed during that 10-year period, Richmond Owusu, MD, of the University of California-San Diego, the proportion of outpatient IPP surgeries increased from 54.3% in 2005 to 83.2% in 2015.

During the study period, the Southeast region performed the highest proportion of outpatient surgeries (46.7%), followed by the Midwest (21.5%), Southwest (12.7%), West (11.9%), and Northeast (7.1%). Surgery for infection occurred significantly more frequently in the inpatient setting (1.5% vs 0.9%).

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