If you have a bend in your penis when you get an erection, you may have a condition called Peyronie’s disease. The bend could be upwards downwards or to either side. Of course, no man penis is perfectly straight. A natural curvature is normal. With Peyronie’s disease, the bend is very noticeable and it makes sexual intercourse more difficult, in some cases impossible, and very often painful.
Peyronie’s disease is not an uncommon condition; it affects around 9% of adult men. While sexually active men of any age can find themselves with Peyronie’s disease, it usually is a condition that is more prevalent in older men.
We can help you. At Moorgate Andrology we offer Peyronie’s disease treatment for all cases of the condition. All patients are able return to a healthy sex life given expert treatment has been provided.
Peyronie’s disease is caused by a formation of scar tissue inside the penis, known as a plaque. Peyronie’s disease causes are not exactly known, but it is thought that the plaque can be formed after trauma or repeated injury to the penis, such as bending. In some cases it is through attempting sexual intercourse without the penis being fully erect, that can lead to plaque formation. Most men will notice a curve and pain in the penis on erection. Over time this pain can subside but the bend can get worse, especially over the first year.
Whether you only have a slight curvature of the penis, or a severe curvature and pain on erection, it all depends on the location and size of the scar tissue. If you think you have any severity of the symptoms, contact Moorgate Andrology for a consultation to discuss a Peyronie’s disease cure or treatment plan.
Our team of Uro/Andrologists use the latest surgical procedure, The Stage Technique, for the correction of penile curvatures. The Stage Technique stands for “Superficial Tunica Albuginea Geometric-based Excision.” This is a significant advancement on the Peyronie’s disease treatment offered by the NHS, called the Nesbit procedure, which generally results in significant penile shortening. Whereas the latest Peyronie’s disease cure of the Stage technique results in minimal loss of penile length.
In Moorgate Andrology’s Peyronie’s disease treatment geometric principles are used to straighten the penis. This is achieved by making very small, multiple incisions just underneath the skin surface at the maximum point of the curvature.
Surgical Peyronie’s disease treatment is usually advised and considered primary for patients who have a more severe curvature, and whose penile curvature is preventing them from having satisfactory sexual intercourse. Other methods of Peyronie’s disease treatment is available at Moorgate Andrology should the patient prefer non-surgical options.
There are a number of key principles that are adopted in the Stage Technique. These are as follows:
– To protect or increase penile length and girth
– To straighten the penis and remove or minimise any bend
– Maintain or improve your erection
– Minimise risks of complications in the straightening of your penis
The procedure is performed under general anaesthetic and takes around one hour. In most cases, you can go home on the same day after Peyronie’s disease treatment. Depending on the type of work you do, please arrange to take one to two weeks off work.
The Stage Technique has significant advantages over traditional Peyronie’s disease treatment methods, such as the Nesbit procedure used by the NHS.
– High risk of penile length loss with Nesbit, minimal length loss with Stage.
– Higher risk of haematoma following Nesbit surgery. This risk is very low with the Stage Technique.
– There is a much lower risk of loss of glans sensitivity with the Stage Technique when compared to Nesbit.
– Much lower risk of recurrence of Peyronie’s disease with the Stage Technique.
– 99.1 % straightening rate with the Stage Technique compared to only 76.2% with the Nesbit procedure.