Peyronie's disease affects many men across the globe. It is a benign condition that causes scarring of the covering of the erectile tissue of the penis.
Peyronie's disease causes the following symptoms:Pain on erection, bending of the penis, difficulty with intercourse, discomfort on intercourse, discomfort in your partner on intercourse.
There are multiple treatments for Peyronie's disease. The evidence for some is good but for many treatments the evidence is poor. Vacuum pump therapy (SomaCorrect) is a very good initial therapy for most patients. This treatment can work in a majority of cases.
For thosee with stable bends that are problematic surgery can be undertaken. We only offer plication procedures as the side effect profile is less than other more invasive treatments. The outcome of surgery can be a straighetr penis, but we recgnise that patients want less impact on erectile function.
When peyronies disease begins it can be painful, even before the bend is apprarent. In these circumstances treatments such as low intensity shock wave therapy can sometimes reduce the pain significantly. This alongside other therapies can be helpful in reducing the problems encountered with peyronies. We offer shock wave therapy to carefully chosen patients.
For some patients with Peyronie's disease there is now a new treatment called Xiapex. It has proven efficacy in randomised controlled trials, showing that it can make the penis straighter.
Xiapex is now available for use in men with Peyronies disease. This treatment involves having injections of collagenase into the scar tissue that has formed in the penis. Each treatment cycle consists of up one injections every 4 weeks, with modelling of the penis with a vacuum device such as the SomaCorrect. A significant proportion of patients will get an improvement in the bend of the penis by up to 35%.
The advantage of this treatment is that there is no shortening and limited effect on erectile function, which are the two main downsides of standard surgery such as plication or graft procedures.
Treatment for Peyronie's is available from trained and accredited Surgeons. Please contact us if you wish to have a Consultation.
The world of medicine is in a state of constant flux. This is where we will provide you with a selection of interesting news about the medical world and our practice.
Prostate SelectMDx is now available at our clinics. Please call in advance if you wish to be considered for this test.
New therapies (Fortacin) for Premature Ejaculation now available at Urology Clinics (April 2019)
Shock wave therapy can assist in Peyronies disease & Prostatitis (April 2019).
Peyronies disease can now be treated with collagenase injections (XIAPEX) (Jan 2018).
Multi-parametric MR scanning of the prostate can help in diagnosing prostate cancer. Available at Spire Manchester and The Chrsitie Clinic.