Penile implant illustration.

AMS Ambicor™ Penile Implant

The AMS Ambicor Penile Implant is contained entirely in the body and was designed for ease of use. This implant puts you back in control of your erectile function.


The AMS Ambicor Implant consists of a pair of fluid-filled cylinders implanted in the penis and a pump implanted in the scrotum. Talk with your doctor to determine the best treatment option for you.

AMS Ambicor: Firm Cylinders for Support

  • Self-contained fluid system without a reservoir for patients with abdominal scarring
  • Cylinders expand in girth for a rigid erection

Recommended by Patients1 of AMS Ambicor

  • 93% would recommend it to others
  • 90% of partners would recommend it to others


The AMS Ambicor Implant is a fluid-filled device that includes a pair of cylinders implanted in the penis and a single pump located in the scrotum. Squeezing and releasing the pump moves fluid to the cylinders, creating a rigid erection. Deflate by bending the cylinders at the base of the penis.


The implant procedure is usually done in a hospital setting. The duration of your expected hospital stay should be discussed with your physician. A small incision is made in the scrotum or above the pubic bone and a surgeon inserts all components through this opening. The surgery is performed under anesthesia. You may experience pain and soreness at the surgical site. Typically, it takes a few days to return to your regular routine of light activity. The full healing time before using your implant is usually about 6 weeks.


As with any medical procedure, complications can occur. Side effects include, but are not limited to:2 natural or spontaneous erections as well as other interventional treatment options will no longer be possible; infection, in which case the implant may have to be removed; pain (typically associated with the healing process); mechanical failure of the implant.

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  1. Levine LA, Estrada CR, Morgentaler A. Mechanical Reliability and Safety of, and Patient Satisfaction with the Ambicor Inflatable Penile Prosthesis: Results of a 2 Center Study. J Urol. 2001 Sept;166:932-7.
  2. AMS Ambicor™ Penile Prosthesis Instructions for Use. American Medical Systems, Inc. 2013.

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