What to Expect from Peyronie’s Disease Surgery

What to Expect from Peyronie’s Disease Surgery

by Yenny (SU)

If you’re a man who is dealing with a curvature in your penis, which the ads have clearly told you is Peyronie’s disease, you want to fix it. If you’ve already tried oral medications, injection therapy, the vacuum, and traction, but are still getting nowhere, then having minimally invasive surgery is probably your best bet.

As you probably know, Peyronie’s disease is caused by some internal scarring that has formed inside the penis, and that scarring (plaque) is pulling the penile skin inward, thereby forming a curve. The scarring may be due to a sports injury or other type of trauma to the area. The condition was first diagnosed as a health issue in the 1700s by a French physician, Dr. Francois de la Peyronie.

Let’s talk about some of the treatments your urologist is likely to offer to surgically treat your Peyronie’s disease, and where you can go in Phoenix and Mesa to have that penis curvature fixed once and for all.

Removal of Internal Scarring and Repair with Allograft

Your urologist can surgically remove the scars that have developed inside your penis. Once the scar tissue is removed, the doctor can repair the area with Allograft treatment, which essentially replaces the scarring and thereby prevents further scarring from developing after the surgery. The penis should then naturally straighten out.

Surgical Plication and Grafting to Correct Peyronie’s Disease

In surgical plication, sutures are placed along the outer side of the curvature. The goal is for the skin to pull in the other direction.

The urologist will also apply a grafting technique to straighten the penis, because plication alone will simply cause excess pain and pressure. This two-part surgical technique to fix Peyronie’s disease is preferred by many men, and it works well for men who have a simple curvature.

Penile Prosthesis for Erectile Dysfunction Caused by Peyronie’s Disease

For men who have a nontypical curvature in their penis, they may be best served by having a prosthesis, or penile implant. Having a prosthesis gives you total control when you want to have sex, and it usually works perfectly well to straighten out the organ.

There are different types of penis prosthetics, but the inflatable version is the most natural-feeling as reported by men. In other words, men who have had the inflatable penile prosthesis report an incredibly high level of satisfaction, whereas men who have had other types of penile implants report relatively lower levels of satisfaction.

Peyronie’s Disease and Erectile Dysfunction Surgery in Phoenix and Mesa, AZ

If you have Peyronie’s disease that is painful or disruptive, or if it is causing erectile dysfunction (ED), then it is in your best interest to have a consultation with an experienced and skilled urologist who treats men with these issues every day. Dr. Desi Avila of Ironwood Urology has successfully treated men for issues related to sexual health for many years in Phoenix and Mesa, Arizona, and he can perform a full assessment of your situation and provide a specific diagnosis – and explain your treatment options.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Avila, contact our friendly staff today by calling us at (480) 961-2323 or by filling out our easy-to-use appointment request form online now. We look forward to serving you!