Peyronie's disease

Peyronie’s disease is a relatively common benign condition of the penis whereby fibrous scars or plaques form within the erectile tissue. In the early stages these can be painful and in time may cause deformity of the penis due to greater shortening of one side of the penis than the other. In the early stages of the disease medical treatments may be of benefit in slowing down or reversing progression of the disease. We offer the full range including drug therapies and mechanical devices to stretch the affected tissues.

Once the disease has stabilised then surgery can be offered if the residual deformity is such as to cause problems with sexual intercourse. Such surgery traditionally involves shortening the longer side of the penis to compensate for the scarred side. This is known as the Nesbit procedure. In addition to this technique we also offer procedures to increase the length of the shorter side of the penis using vascular or artificial grafts (Lue technique). Finally, if the man suffers from erectile dysfunction in addition to penile curvature then the implantation of a penile prosthesis will overcome both problems.
Video: Peyronie's Disease

In the video below, David Ralph gives an overview of Peyronie's Disease.