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 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 to two injections 1-3 days apart followed by modelling of the penis with the hand or with a vacuum device such as the SomaCorrect. This cycle is repeated up to 4 times. A significant proportion of patients will get an improvement in the bend of the penis by over 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.
Xiapex 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.
The world renowed STAMPEDE trial reports Abiraterone aids survival when given at the time of diagnosis of advanced prostate cancer (ASCO 2017)
Urology Clinics is now open in Manchesters Premier new Private Hospital, Spire Manchester, just off Priness Parkway. Ideal for Patients in South Manchester and those arriving from abroad at Manchester Airport.
Peyronies disease can now be treated with collagenase injections (XIAPEX).
Multi-parametric MR scanning of the prostate can help in diagnosing prostate cancer. Available at Spire Manchester and The Chrsitie Clinic.
ED1000 therapy for erectile dysfunction has been shown to have success rates of up to 70%.
Docetaxol Chemotherapy given at the time of diagnosis has shown significant improvements in survival for men with advanced prostate cancer.