Frenuloplasty of the Penis (Frenulectomy)
What is the reason that Men Have Frenulectomy or Frenuloplasty of the Penis?
Most commonly, tight or short frenulum of the penis is treated with frenuloplasty. Tight or short frenulum (called frenulum breve) can cause discomfort and pain with erections and during sex, can tear and cause bleeding from the penis during sex. Frenuloplasty is an effective, minimally invasive treatment for frenulum breve.
What is Frenulum Breve of the Penis?
Frenulum breve means short frenulum of the penis. Penile frenulum connects the foreskin to the glans of the penis (the head). When it’s too short it can cause pain with erections, tears and laceration, bleeding and penile bent.
What Kind of Anesthesia is Given for Frenuloplasty?
The vast majority of men choose to have frenuloplasty of the penis under local anesthesia in our office. Most men experience no or minimal pain during the procedure. For men with severe phobia or anxiety, general anesthesia or sedation is available in a surgical center.
How long does Frenulectomy Take to Perform?
Depending on the complexity of the underlying problem as well as underlying anatomy, frenuloplasty can take anywhere from 15-45 minutes to perform under local anesthesia.
How Painful is Frenuloplasty?
We perform frenuloplasty and frenulectomy under local anesthesia in our offices. Local anesthesia involves an injection of pain medication around the penis. The patient is fully awake but does not feel or experience pain.
When we ask men who have undergone frenuloplasty under local anesthesia at New York Urology Specialists to rate the pain score on a scale from 0 to 10, with 0 being no pain, and 10 being the worst pain of their life, most men rate the pain with a score between 1 and 2. Most men do not require pain medications after the procedure but some take over the counter Advil or Tylenol.
Recovery Time After Frenuloplasty
Most men recover fairly fast after penile frenulectomy and frenuloplasty. Most men have minimal to no pain as we administer pain medication that works for 12 hours. Many men do not require any pain medications after the procedure, but some do. Most men in our practice are able to return to office work the next day; a job that requires a lot of activity may require taking a few days off, usually, a weekend is sufficient.
Men are allowed to the gym a few days later but should avoid any activities that involve the penis, in particular, bicycling for 2 weeks. We advise that patients avoid sexual activity for about 3 weeks or until the sutures come out completely.
For patients outside the New York City area (New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Long Island, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx) same-day consultation and frenulectomy are possible which would save you on travel and hotel stay. Patients who are traveling more than 3-4 hours may want to stay in a hotel overnight. Those patients who are traveling by car are advised that they should bring someone who can drive you back. For those men who are taking public transportation, most men are sufficiently comfortable to take public transportation (bus, train, metro) home.
Same-Day Consultation and Frenuloplasty Procedure
We offer same-day consultation and frenuloplasty procedures to make it easier for our patients.
Where to Get Adult Penile Frenulectomy and Frenuloplasty in NYC?
At New York Urology Specialists, we offer same-day frenuloplasty treatment for men.
We perform cosmetic circumcision, circumcision revision, penile frenuloplasty and offer treatment for phimosis, balanitis, penile irritation, and redness. We treat sexual and erection problems and offer comprehensive STD testing for infections. We offer confidential appointments. Our prices are affordable with or without insurance.
Read Real Stories of men who underwent Penile Frenuloplasty and Circumcision at New York Urology Specialists.
Read RealStories: Tears and bleeding of the penile frenulum after sex 36-year-old male.
Read RealStories: Foreskin irritation and recurrent balanitis – 21 yo balanitis and frenulum breve
Read RealStories: Tears and bleeding of the penile frenulum after sex 36-year-old male.
Why Choose New York Urology Specialists for Frenulum Breve and Treatment of Penile Problems?
- All treatment is performed by a board-certified urologist experienced in cosmetic circumcision, circumcision revision, and penile frenuloplasty. We treat men with phimosis, balanitis, BXO, penile skin bridges and other penile problems such as symptoms of pain, irritation, and cuts on the penis, foreskin problems, and genital warts.
- We are one of the few practices in the region to offer a full range of options for the treatment of sexual and erection problems in men.
- We offer diagnostic testing in our office which avoids hospital costs.
- Extensive Experience: Thousands of men have treated successfully using medical therapy, surgery including circumcision, circumcision revision, penile frenuloplasty, ShangRing Circumcision, as well as complex penile surgery including penile plication for Peyronie’s disease, and penile implant surgery for ED.
What do Penile Problems Look Like?
You can find pictures of circumcision as well as before and after treatment images in our image gallery.
Scheduling Appointments for Penile Frenuloplasty at New York Urology Specialists
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by Karl Henry on Jul 24, 2019
Went to get my penile papule remove. Got done same day, it was fast, great staff, and most importantly, pleased with the result.
by Allan B. on Jul 09, 2019
Went in for a procedure with Dr. Alex and he was very calm and thorough about the the operation and the recovery. From the front desk to his assistants, everyone was very courteous, professional and polite. I highly recommend NY Urologist Specialist. They are outstanding!!!
by Charles Thompson on Jul 06, 2019
I am a 54 year-old male who is extremely happy with my care at New York Urology Specialists. I came to see Dr. Alex out of near desperation after consulting with three other urologists. Literally over one night, I began experiencing severe penile pain and burning. None of the other urologists were able to help diagnose what my problem was and seemingly didn't take my problem very seriously. In fact, one of them specifically told me at it had nothing to do with my prostate. After 6 weeks of suffering, I saw Dr. Alex. He examined me and gave me some tests and lab work. He very quickly ascertained that my problem was due to an enlarged prostate. He proscribed medicine to deal with my pain in the short-term and keep my prostate size in check over the long-term. My problem quickly disappeared. Today, 5 years later, I feel great. Dr, Alex listens to you as a patient, takes your opinion and health concerns seriously and knows his field inside-and-out so that you can get proper treatment for your problem. I can't thank him enough for diagnosing and solving my malady - you sometimes can't appreciate a problem until you have it. Getting rid of it and getting back to normal is so important - I am so glad that I saw Dr. Alex for my problem.
by HealthGrades.com on Jun 18, 2019
Professional staff as well as the Doctor
by DAM BEN STANTON on Sep 24, 2018
From the very appointment to the last follow-up visit, I felt I was at the right place and with the right people around me. Dr. Alex Stheynshlyuger and his staff made it easy and confortable. I would recommend them to every man.
by Winston on Sep 15, 2018
I am very please and satisfied with everything that has been offorded to me by New York Urology Specialist Office.....Dr Alex
by Lee St. James on Sep 01, 2018
Dr Alex and his staff are through professionals in every sense of the word. From initial diagnosis to a period of evaluating and ruling out options, we decided upon a surgical solution, which appears for the most part to have corrected the issue. Thanks to Ana, and the staff, especially Dr. Alex for treating me so well. Best regards, Lee
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by juanito creque on Apr 11, 2018
I am very satisfied with the treatment I received at new york urology specialist and would recommend them to other patients.they are the very best.
by JD on Jan 15, 2018
Well I put it to use last night and man, good job. My wife was elated. u made it much better somehow, so thank u for fixing my penis
by Jacob on Dec 05, 2017
"Cannot express how thankful I am I found Dr. Shtetnshlyuger. After undergoing surgery to correct a penile torsion I couldn't be happier with the results. A great doctor who is clearly good at what he does. With something as important as your private area, It's nice to be able to rest easy and know you are in good hands.." via HealthGrades.com 12/5/2017
by Bob Brown on Nov 19, 2017
I am writing to thank dr. Alex. He is thorough, professional, knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. I have seen him for ED and prostate issues, and he has explained all my options clearly, and found solutions that have been a great help. thank you! I highly recommend both Dr. Alex and his staff, which I find to be helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and very professional. They are a pleasure to deal with and all have been a great help.
by Raymond M. on Nov 18, 2017
The attention and care that I received were reassuring and superb. My uneasiness was quickly dispelled by the skill and efficiency they demonstrated during the brief procedure. As a result, my comfort and appearance has improved considerably, and I highly value both Dr. Alex and his staff.
by Clarence Brown on Sep 14, 2017
I am very much thankful for meeting Dr Alex .I had a very serious medical problem I visited many doctors but none could not help me it was very difficult for me until I visited Dr Alex after a couple visits my medical problem is no more I feel very great also I felt almost 20 years younger Dr Alex is second to none fantastic doctor. Thanks again Dr Alex from my family.
by Scott Cameron on Aug 18, 2017
Received circumcision from Dr. Shteynshlyuger. Dr. Shteynshlyuger is a very good specialist who cares for his patients. He was always concerned with my physical and mental comfort prior, during and post-operation. Dr. Alex is very thorough in his work to assess any problems and provide the necessary solution. Being that he has recently moved to a new location, this may afford for speedier appointments and easier flow of patients in and out. In addition, more personal space for waiting patients. If there was any con, it would be, the lack of space at his prior office and being able to see his patients at the appointed time, but a necessary sacrifice for good, careful work. I would recommend him as a very good doctor.
by Michael on Jul 03, 2014
I am feeling better now after visiting clinic New York urology specialists. Excellent staff and appointment on time.
by George & Sally R on Jan 07, 2013
Dear Dr. Alex: We want to thank you for the excellent care you provided for George during his emergency operation and the follow up treatment. Your quiet, confident manner was reassuring to us during a very scary time for us. We will never forget you. George Sally R. Date: 2013
by Joanne R. on Sep 17, 2012
Dear Dr. Alex – I just wanted to write you a note to thank you for all of the care you have gave to my father during his illness. We appreciate all that you did to help my dad through his illness. We wanted to be sure to let you know how much it meant to us. Sincerely Joanne R.
by Joyce T on Feb 16, 2012
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger and Staff – Thank you so much for taking care of my husband Bob. Dr. Alex: I thank God everyday for you. You were an answer to prayer.
Frenuloplasty With Fast Recovery at New York Urology Specialists
At New York Urology Specialists, our urologists are specially trained in the evaluation and treatment of sexual problems in men. We understand the challenges that penile problems such as pain in the penis, cuts on the foreskin, irritation, and curvature create for our patients, their relationships and their self-esteem. We help you find a treatment for penile problems including appearance concerns, foreskin problems, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction that fits your needs, your lifestyle and your preferences.
Urologists are doctors specializing in the treatment of men with sexual problems that include penis problems, scrotal problems, and erectile dysfunction. By the virtue of our experience and skill, we are able to offer an effective treatment option for nearly every man who desires an effective treatment for any problem that affects the penis. We offer medical and surgical treatment for men’s sexual problems.
We Treat Some of the Most Complex Penis and Foreskin Problems Including:
- The foreskin that cannot be pulled back
- Turtle-neck penis “peno-scrotal web“
- Penile skin adhesions
- Circumcision Revision
- Penile Skin Bridges
- ShangRing Circumcision
- Phimosis Treatment
- Frenulum Breve Treatment in Men
- Penile Pain During Sex
- Impotence in men with diabetes.
- Erectile dysfunction in men for whom Viagra and Cialis do not work.
- Loose circumcision vs tight circumcision
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Shteynshlyuger:
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship-trained board-certified urologist with expertise in the evaluation and treatment of sexual and erection problems in men using modern effective and proven treatment methods. We offer circumcision, circumcision revision, penile frenuloplasty, penoscrotal web repair, testicular implants, inflatable penile implant, shockwave therapy for ED, and treatment for Peyronie’s disease.
He is highly recommended by top primary care physicians in the New York area. If you or someone you know has been experiencing urological symptoms, make an appointment to take advantage of Dr. Shteynshlyuger’s expert advice. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
We offer affordable, highest-quality urology care with or without insurance. Find out our office hours or directions to our office. We offer weekday, weekend and evening office hours.
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