Peyronie’s disease is a disorder in which scar tissue, called plaque, forms under the skin of the penis in the thick elastic membrane called the tunica albuginea. The tunica albuginea helps keep the penis stiff during an erection. The plaque can develop anywhere along the penis.
As it develops, the plaque pulls on the surrounding tissues and causes the penis to curve or bend, usually during an erection. Curves in the penis can make erections painful and may make sexual intercourse painful, difficult, or impossible.
- While in acute cases, you may not need an extensive treatment procedure, in some other cases you need a corrective surgery to treat the condition. The ultimate goal for the treatment is to reduce pain, attain a straight or close-to-straight penis, and restore and maintain the ability to have intercourse.
- Experts at Jai Andrology have extensive experience with reconstructive procedures congenital erectile curvature. Correction of congenital erectile curvature is accomplished by surgically exposing the penis, in order to shorten the side of the penis opposite the curvature to match the other side. This results in a straightened erection. This procedure has a high rate of success and can be performed in an outpatient setting.