Q. Will my penis be perfectly straight after treatment?
A: The goal of surgery is not to make the penis perfectly straight, but functional. This is accomplished in 98% (cf. 7) of cases.
Q: Will I regain the former length of my penis?
A: The loss of elasticity that occurs with the disease can reduce the length of the penis. Your length may vary depending on your selection of treatment.
Q: My erections have become weaker with Peyronie’s disease; will they improve after surgery?
A: The surgery to correct the curvature will not address the rigidity, or hardness of the erections. Erectile dysfunction is a condition that can be treated separately.
Q: What can I do to improve my erections and make them last longer?
A: Erectile dysfunction is experienced by approximately 30 million men (cf. 8). There are many treatment options that can improve the quality of your erections, including:
- Oral therapy (Viagra®, Levitra®, Cialis®)
- Penile injections
- Vacuum devices
- Intraurethral suppositories
- Penile implant
Q: Will my insurance cover this procedure?
A: Insurance plans cover the procedure in most cases. Billing specialists in the physician’s office can help confirm your coverage.
Q: What should I do next?
A: Make an appointment with a physician specializing in Peyronie’s disease and erectile dysfunction
- Come prepared with questions
- Discuss your treatment options
- Ask if you can speak to a satisfied patient
- Confirm your insurance coverage
Your urologist will discuss with you which treatment option is most likely to be satisfactory for you.
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