Penoscrotal Webbing (Turkey Neck) Repair in NYC
We offer affordable prices with or without insurance.
What is Penoscrotal Webbing?
Penoscrotal Webbing, also known colloquially as “Turkey Neck”, refers to the skin that connects the penis to the scrotum (ball-sac bag). When the scrotum attaches to the penis too far up the penis, it creates a skin web that may interfere with sexual function. The closer scrotum attaches to the tip of the penis, the more severe is the penoscrotal webbing.
What are the Treatment Options for Penoscrotal Webbing Repair?
Penoscrotal webbing is unlikely to disappear. Typically the skin attachment is fixed and does not change.
There are no effective creams or medications that can improve the appearance or location of penoscrotal webbing. Stretching the skin is of dubious benefit.
Penoscrotal webbing requires surgical correction. There are a number of surgical techniques that can be used to correct penoscrotal webbing.
The most appropriate technique depends on the exact anatomy, skin redundancy and the location of the insertion of the scrotal skin on the penis. Z-plasty is a traditional procedure used when there is a shortage of skin but a number of additional techniques may be used depending on the particular needs of the patient, including scrotal excision and reduction, flap rotation.
If a patient with penoscrotal webbing desires a circumcision, penoscrotal repair should usually be performed simultaneously at the time of circumcision. Many men with a pre-existing penoscrotal web that is mild, moderate or severe (without symptoms) before circumcision may develop symptoms after circumcision and would require subsequent repair if not performed at the time of circumcision. We use a special technique during circumcision to minimize the risk of penoscrotal webbing aggravation.
Did you know? Dr. Shteynshlyuger has performed over 1,000 penile surgeries including circumcisions, penoscrotal web repair, circumcision revisions, frenuloplasty, penile implants, correction of Peyronie’s disease and congenital penile curvature. He performs 150-200 penile surgeries a year.
Scheduling Peno-Scrotal Web Repair at New York Urology Specialists
Our experienced urologists perform hundreds of complex penile and scrotal surgeries every year, including penoscrotal web repair, scrotoplasty, circumcision revision, and scrotal cyst removal.
Many men with the penoscrotal web can undergo penoscrotal web repair under local anesthesia in our office. For men traveling from out-of-town, we offer same-day penoscrotal web repair. Men with severe peno-scrotal web and additional problems that may need to be addressed may require general anesthesia which will be scheduled after the initial evaluation.
What Does Penoscrotal Web Look Like Before and After Removal?
You can view our picture gallery before and after webbed penis repair at New York Urology Specialists.
What are the Causes of Penoscrotal Webbing?
Penoscrotal webbing is usually caused by a combination of factors. Some men have a congenital (they are born that way) high insertion of the scrotal skin on the penis.
When a man with a high insertion of the scrotum on the penis is circumcised, the situation is often exacerbated. Experienced urologists who perform circumcision in men with pre-existing penoscrotal web would typically modify circumcision technique to create a flap which can minimize the severity of penoscrotal web.
Some men are advised to have penoscrotal web repair at the time of circumcision or circumcision revision. Some men have too much skin removed during circumcision which leads to the turkey neck appearance of the peno-scrotal junction. Occasionally, penoscrotal webbing can occur as a result of scarring or fibrosis after penile or scrotal surgery such as the reconstruction of the scrotum after scrotal infection, or penile prosthesis implantation.
What are the Symptoms of Penoscrotal Webbing or “Turkey Neck” of the Penis?
- scrotal skin riding too high on the penis
- discomfort and irritation of scrotal skin during or after sex
- Condoms do not stay on
- Many men report no symptoms related to visual diagnosis of penoscrotal webbing.
What is a “Pseudo” Peno-scrotal web?
Penoscrotal web refers to the scrotum riding high on the penis when the penis is erect and the foreskin is retracted (pulled back). One can pull the foreskin forward over the glans penis hard enough to pull the scrotal skin along with the foreskin – this is a “pseudo” peno-scrotal web which does not cause any functional problems as it is created ‘artificially’ by pulling the foreskin over the glans penis. “Pseudo” penoscrotal web is a frequent reason for self-referral of patients to our clinic. “Pseudo” penoscrotal web does not require surgical correction.
Why Do Men Choose to have Penoscrotal Webbing Repaired?
Depending on the severity of penoscrotal webbing and individual anatomy and sexual practices, penoscrotal webbing can cause a number of functional problems in addition to the appearance that may bother some men:
- Difficulty rolling condoms all the way to the base of the penis
- Condoms may slip or roll-off the penis during sex
- Irritation of the penoscrotal web skin during sex
- Makes penis appear shorter than it actually is
- Makes penis functionally shorter as penoscrotal webbing can restrict the depth of penetration.
Factors that Affect Penoscrotal Webbing:
Location and severity of penoscrotal webbing affect both the severity of symptoms and the severity of aesthetic appearance. The closer the scrotum attaches to the tip of the penis or the glans of the penis, the more severe the symptoms.
The thickness of Scrotal Skin: some men have naturally thicker and rougher scrotal skin with many ruggations. Scrotal skin thickness exaggerates penoscrotal webbing and makes it functionally more noticeable as thick skin does not mold as easily as thinner, more pliable skin.
Men who are obese, often have a few inches of fat pad above the penis, which contributes to the short appearance of the penis and often causes buried penis.
The availability of redundant skin on the penile shaft or the scrotum can affect the surgical approach to the correction of a penoscrotal web.
Cost and Insurance Coverage of Penoscrotal Web Correction
If the penoscrotal webbing causes functional difficulties, most insurances consider that medically necessary and may cover the cost of the surgery. If the procedure is done for aesthetic reasons, the cost of treatment is not covered by insurance companies.
We offer affordable rates on penoscrotal web repair without compromising quality. All procedures are performed by a highly experienced surgeon who has performed hundreds of penoscrotal web repair procedures.
Where to Get Adult Penoscrotal Web Repair in NYC?
At New York Urology Specialists, we offer same-day penoscrotal web correction 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 penoscrotal web repair surgical prices are affordable with or without insurance.
Read Real Stories of men who underwent Penoscrotal Web Repair and Circumcision at New York Urology Specialists.
Read RealStories: Correction of the penoscrotal web in a 41-year-old man
Read RealStories: Circumcision for the treatment of recurrent balanitis and balanoposthitis in a 43-year-old man
Read RealStories: Circumcision for a 49-year-old man with BXO – out-of-state – Drove
Read RealStories: Circumcision revision due to pain and discomfort for a 37-year-old man
Why Choose New York Urology Specialists for Circumcision 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 does Penoscrotal Webbing Look Like?
You can find pictures of circumcision as well as before and after treatment images in our image gallery.
Scheduling Appointments for Circumcision at New York Urology Specialists
We offer affordable prices with or without insurance.
Circumcision 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 fit your needs, 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 prices with or without insurance.