Peyronie’s disease is a condition caused by scar tissue buildup, referred to as plaque, that forms inside the penis. The buildup can lead to a bending of the penis. It can also lead to loss of width and length, as well as the development of erectile dysfunction.
Fortunately, there are many treatments available for this condition. If you suspect you may have Peyronie’s disease, talk to a urologist about getting a diagnosis and finding the right treatment for your specific situation and preference.
Below are some of the most popular and effective surgical treatments for Peyronie’s disease.
Scar Removal and Allograft
During allograft surgery, the doctor makes an incision and removes scar tissue present on the side of the penis that appears shorter. The scar tissue and swelling make the part of the penis very tough, but removal of it allows the penis to straighten. After the removal of the scar tissue, the doctor places a soft graft material that provides safe and natural support, and restores natural length.
Scar tissue removal and allograft is an ideal treatment for patients with severe deformity of the penis — with a curvature of greater than 60 to 70 degrees — but no erectile dysfunction issues.
Surgical Plication and Grafting
During surgical plication, the doctor sutures the side of the penis without scar tissue. The goal of this treatment is to shorten the longer side without scarring, which allows it to be pulled straight. The effect is that the penis is made the same length on both sides.
This surgical treatment is ideal for patients with less severe deformity of the penis, with a curvature or indentation of less than 60 degrees. It is not ideal for patients with hourglass deformities or indentations.
A penile prosthesis may be the best surgical treatment option for patients with Peyronie’s disease who are unable to get an erection. This type of treatment has a very high satisfaction rate. During the procedure, the doctor places an implant into the spongy tissue that fills with blood during an erection.
Penile implants are either rigid or inflatable. The inflatable penile implant helps achieve a spontaneous erection, which is what makes it so popular. Inflatable penile implants can have three components: a pump and release valve (which go in the scrotum), inflatable cylinders (which go inside the penis), and a fluid-filled reservoir (which goes under the abdominal wall). To achieve an erection, you just pump fluid from the reservoir and fill the cylinders.
Peyronie’s Disease Treatment in Phoenix, AZ
If you are looking for effective treatment for Peyronie’s disease, choose a urologist that specializes in treating the condition. Dr. Desiderio Avila is a urologist specializing in treatments for all types of men’s health issues, from erectile dysfunction to Peyronie’s disease. Dr. Avila is highly skilled in surgical treatment of Peyronie’s disease, especially in the implantation of inflatable penile prostheses.