Friday, January 23, 2015
How to prepare for penis reattachment
According to Dr. Doron Stember, assistant professor of urology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, "the most important thing is, the penis should be attached as quickly as possible . . . . The best way to transport the amputated penis is to put it in a plastic bag and put that plastic bag in another plastic bag with ice and slush, which cools it, and then get into the operating room as quickly as possible.”
To give a patient the best chance of experiencing a successful reattachment, he needs to be in an operating room within six hours of experiencing the amputation, according to Stember. Though successful reattachments have been reported up to 16 hours after an amputation, any attempts to reattach the penis beyond that point would likely fail.