Peyronie’s Disease Surgery: The Length Preserving Technique

Peyronie’s Disease: This is a condition in which patches of scar tissue (fibrous plaques) develop along the shaft of the penis. This can result in changes in the shape (bending or deformity) of the penis, painful erections and difficulties with having sex (intercourse).

The traditional Nesbit operation can lead to penile shortening. Penile shortening does not only have negative effects on the aesthetics of a penis, but also on penetrative ability and also on the psychological well being of a man. Studies have shown that patients who have undergone a Nesbit procedure have higher depression rates and are more frequently dissatisfied with the outcome of surgery.

The length preserving techniques is more complex, but at the same time a more effective treatment option. It is an incision and grafting technique based on geometric principles. This technique straightens the penis without penile length loss, because it tackles the curvature at the short unhealthy side of the penile curvature (concave side of the curvature). Based on special geometric principles the exact point of the incision on the tunica as well as the length and width of the graft needed to cover the tunical defect are identified. View the video to see how it works.

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