Peyronie’s Disease & Surgical Grafting
The medical community have generally only recommended surgical grafting for Peyronie’s Disease (PD) when PD has been stable for at least three months, i.e. without pain or deformity deterioration. This is usually the case twelve months after the onset of symptoms, and when sexual intercourse has been compromised due to penile deformity.
Research outcomes from surgical grafting studies have varied. Some found a substantial decline in penile straightness when comparing results after 6-months and 5-years and the majority reported dissatisfaction with the outcome of their PD surgery. Other studies have been reported better satisfaction rates.
However, in almost all studies, penile shortening as a result of grafting has been a common concern. This reinforces the importance of preoperative counselling with patients before surgery and them being informed that the primary goal is to provide adequate straightening, indentation correction, and maintenance of an erection so that satisfactory penetrative intercourse is possible. They must understand that their erection after surgery will not be the same as that which they remember before the onset of PD.
If you have been recommended to undergo surgical grafting for PD by your consultant but are worried about invasive surgery and concerned about loss of penile length we suggest that you urgently contact us to discuss alternative treatment, if you have any preferences about the next steps you can take please tick one of the boxes on the form. Thank you – we look forward to hearing from you.