Latest Treatments of Peyronie’s Disease
Peyronie’s disease is a men’s health condition in which scar tissue that has formed under the skin in the penis causes a pulling on the organ, creating a curvature during an erection. The curvature can cause pain, and the pain can lead to erectile dysfunction (ED) because it interferes with proper sensation during sex.
If left untreated, the plaque (scar) buildup that is indicative of Peyronie’s disease can interfere with fertility. The goal of treatment is to reduce pain and ensure that you can maintain a healthy sex life.
The most effective treatment for moderate to advanced Peyronie’s disease is usually surgery. Let’s talk about the latest surgical treatments for Peyronie’s disease, and where you can go for a consultation and treatment that works for you.
Surgery for Peyronie’s Disease
There are three surgical approaches for treating Peyronie’s disease:
Penile plication involves making an incision around the offending scar tissue (plaque) in the penis, and the surgeon then injects a solution to create an erection. Based on the degree of the curve, the doctor will apply stitches that go against the direction of the curve. The stitches will then gently pull against the curve during an erection, straightening out the organ.
Penile Plaque Excision and Graft
In a plaque excision and graft, the surgeon removes the plaque and replaces it with a section of tissue that is harvested from the patient’s own body. This is a very complex surgery, since there is a risk of injury to the nerves which can result in penile dysfunction.
Penile implant surgery is one of the most effective surgical treatments for Peyronie’s disease. A penile implant helps to straighten out an erection, counteracting the effects of Peyronie’s disease. There are several different types of penile implants; talk to your urologist about the viability of this option for you.
Leading Urologist in Concord and Charlotte, NC
If you have Peyronie’s disease or an undiagnosed curvature of your penis, it is in your best interest to have an evaluation by a skilled and experienced urologist for treatment. Dr. Richard Natale of Carolina Urology Partners specializes in men’s health services in Mint Hill and Concord, and he has many years of successful experience in helping men be healthy and active.
If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment with Dr. Natale, contact our friendly staff today by calling us at (704) 786-5131 or by filling out our easy-to-use online appointment request form now. We look forward to being your healthcare partner!