Straight and Firm
We can help if you have penile curvature (also known as Peyronie's disease). Our procedures are incredibly precise and exact. We provide the whole spectrum of effective therapies, including prescription drugs, intravenous injections, and penile implant surgery. In our cutting-edge surgery centers, outpatient surgery is performed with the best results. El Camino - Urology Medical Group's Dr. Edward Karpman offers a wide range of therapies to get the best results for you.
A Healthy Sex Life
Peyronie's Disease is a condition that affects the erectile bodies of the penis. It is caused by the buildup of excess collagen (also called plaque), which makes the penile tissue less elastic. This can lead to painful erections, penile curvature, constrictions, and erectile dysfunction. The disease is quite common, with up to ten percent of men being affected. As men get older, the risk of developing this condition increases slightly.
Men who have undergone radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer are at a higher risk, with reports as high as 20 percent. Trauma to the penis is also a common cause of PD. It can occur during sexual intercourse, leading to scar tissue formation and decreased penile elasticity. Additionally, genetics may play a role in PD. Family members with PD or other fibrotic tissue disorders may increase one's risk. Certain medications such as beta-blockers, anti-seizure medication, and some supplements have been reported to cause PD.
Your Partner Will Thank You
Your firm and straight erections will increase your quality of sex life, which is the main objective of Peyronie's disease treatment. We want you to live the best possible life. The second purpose of treatment is to improve sexual function by addressing co-morbid illnesses such as high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, and low testosterone. We want your experience to be enjoyable, stress-free, and painless. All essential treatments are typically carried out under anesthetic in our surgery center.
Finding a hard lump on the penis can cause a lot of worry about cancer. However, Peyronie's plaques are actually harmless lesions that only affect sexual function. Dr. Karpman can help alleviate concerns and suggest treatment options after evaluating the severity of the penile deformity. To help with this assessment, it's recommended that you bring photos of the affected area taken from the best angle to your appointment.
There are many treatment options for Peyronie's Disease, and the right one for you will depend on the severity of your curvature and sexual disability. Your doctor will help you decide which treatment is best. Some treatments have been proven to be effective, while others are less certain.
Here are some treatments that have been found to be beneficial:
Penile Plication – the penis is straightened by placing some plication sutures in the tunic of the corpora cavernosa.
Penile Grafting – the penis is straightened by excising the plaque and placing a graft material over the defect
Penile Prosthesis and Modeling – the penis is straightened by placing a penile prosthesis and modelling the penis over the prosthesis. This is the treatment of choice for men with Peyronie’s Disease and concomitant erectile dysfunction (E.D.)
Penile Prosthesis and Penile Plication/Grafting – in cases of severe Peyronie’s Disease associated with erectile dysfunction, a combination of penile implantation and penile plication/grafting is required to achieve a good functional and cosmetic result.
Dr. Karpman will evaluate the degree of penile deformity and recommend treatment options. You are encouraged to bring in photographs taken from the best angle demonstrating the degree of the penile deformity to your appointment. These images will also be used as a baseline to assess the degree of improvement after therapy.
Start your journey to reclaim your sexual reproductive health. From infertility to erectile dysfunction and more, Dr. Edward Karpman has your best interests in mind. Schedule your consultation today!
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