- What is Peyronie’s Disease?
- What is the impact of having Peyronie’s Disease?
- How is Peyronie’s treated?
- The link between Peyronie’s and ED
- Penile Prosthesis (Penile Implant)
- What are the risks of surgery?
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Next Steps
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Will my penis be perfectly straight after treatment?
A: The goal of surgery is not to make the penis perfectly straight, but functional. This is accomplished in 98% of cases6.
Q: Will I regain the former length of my penis?
A: The loss of elasticity that occurs with the disease can reduce the length of the penis. Shortening of the penis does commonly occur but is dependent on direction and degree of curavture.7
Q: My erections have become weaker with Peyronie’s Disease; will they improve after surgery?
A: The surgery to correct the curvature will not address the rigidity, or hardness of the erections. Erectile dysfunction is a condition that can be treated separately.
Q: What can I do to improve my erections and make them last longer?
A: Erectile Dysfunction is experienced by approximately 30 million men8. There are many treatment options that can improve the quality of your erections, including:
- Oral therapy (Viagra®, Levitra®, Cialis®)
- Penile injections
- Vacuum devices
- Intraurethral suppositories
- Penile Implant
Your urologist will discuss with you which treatment option is most likely to be satisfactory for you.
If you do suffer from both Erectile Dysfunction and Peyronie’s disease you may wish to have a surgical solution that addresses both issues.
Q: Will my insurance plan cover a surgical procedure?
A: Medicare and most insurance plans cover the procedure in most cases. Billing specialists in the physician’s office can help confirm your coverage.