Can Peyronie’s disease be cured? What is the best cure for Peyronie’s disease? Watch Dr. Katelaris answer these often asked questions on Peyronie’s disease.
The treatment of Peyronie’s disease has to be individualised to the individual patient.
A man with a palpable lump and a straight, good quality erection doesn’t need treatment, he just needs reassurance. A man with a painful erection due to Peyronie’s disease needs to be encouraged to continue to have erectile activity because this stretches the plaque and prevents contraction of the penis.
Now, if Peyronie’s disease causes an angulation or a bend in the erection, then we can operate and fix that. Now, we always wait at least six months for the scar tissue to be mature. We do two reconstructive operations. One is called a Nesbitt’s plication, whereby the tissue is straightened opposite the maximum point of curvature, or I do a more complex operation known as incision and graft, whereby the plaque is excised and the defect grafted. The selection of patients for those two operations depends entirely on the degree of curvature, the length of the penis and other physical factors, which are carefully discussed with the patient.
Now, if a man has a bent erection and very poor rigidity, the best surgical approach to that is the implantation of a penile prosthesis. This is an excellent treatment, it will straighten the penis and give very good erectile function. And that enables a couple to get back to normal love-making once again.
Now for men listening to me talk about Peyronie’s disease, I want to emphasise, it’s nothing you’ve done or haven’t done. It just happens. It’s not your fault. It does get inside a man’s head having a bent erection. Therefore, come forward, come and see me, let’s talk about it and we are able to fix or significantly improve it for the majority of men.
Therefore, come forward, come and see me, let’s talk about it and we are able to fix or significantly improve it for the majority of men.
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