Penis Skin Bridges, Skin Tags, and Skin Adhesions after Circumcision: Treatment, Removal, and Correction in New York City
by Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger, a board-certified urologist, and specialist in the treatment of penile problems in men
What You Need to Know about Treatment of Penile Skin Bridges
What are Penile Skin Bridges?
Penile skin bridges or penile skin adhesions occur in men and boys after penile surgery, most commonly after neonatal circumcision.
Penile skin bridges occur as a result of penile skin attaching to the glans of the penis or between two different points creating a raised skin tag on the penis.
What are Penile Adhesions?
Penile adhesions occur when the skin of the penis attaches to the glans penis (head of the penis) above the corona of the penis (normally penile skin attaches to the penis below the corona). Penile adhesions could be a result of poor hygiene, inflammation, infection, phimosis or balanitis xerotica obliterans (BXO).
What are the Symptoms of Skin Bridges or Skin Tags on the Penis?
Usually, penile skin bridges do not cause symptoms but sometimes they can cause discomfort during erections.
What is the Treatment of Penile Skin Bridges?
Penile skin bridges can be removed. This is a relatively simple procedure that can be performed in our office.
Removal of Penile Skin Bridges at New York Urology Specialists
Penile skin bridges can be removed in the office settings under local anesthesia. At New York Urology Specialists, >90% of our patients choose to have penile skin bridge removal to be performed in the office under local anesthesia. The procedure takes usually less than 30 minutes and the patient can return to usual activities the same day. No sexual activity is allowed for 2-3 weeks after the procedure to allow complete healing to occur.
Our patients are highly satisfied with the results of penile skin bridge removal in terms of aesthetic appearance and functional outcomes after the procedure.
Insurance Coverage of Penile Skin Bridges
Many insurances may not cover the cost of penile skin bridge removal as it may be considered an aesthetic procedure and not medically necessary.
Why Choose New York Urology Specialists for Treatment of Penile Skin Bridges?
- All treatment is performed by a Board-certified urologist experienced in treating men with penile symptoms using medical therapy, minimally invasive therapies, lasers and open surgery.
- We are one of the few practices in the region to offer a full range of options for treatment of sexual and penile problems in men
- We offer treatment options for balanitis, genital warts, phimosis, Peyronie’s disease, and penile cysts in our office which avoids the risks, costs, and recovery from general anesthesia.
- Extensive Experience: Hundreds of men and women have treated successfully using medical therapy and surgery.
When it comes to experience and innovation – New York Urology Specialists are a step ahead. Better Science Means Better Care. We specialize in minimally invasive highly effective treatment for symptoms of penile pain, urethral burning, foreskin inflammation and penile cancer. Many treatment procedures are performed in the convenience and privacy of office settings under local anesthesia.
Medicare and major insurances accepted. Urologist. We offer affordable rates and financing options.
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Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship trained board-certified urologist with expertise in evaluation and treatment of penis problems in men. He uses modern effective and proven treatment methods. He is highly recommended by doctors and patients alike.
He has successfully treated hundreds of men of all ages with penile problems including irritation and inflammation of the penis, bent penis, and weak erections.
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.
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a board-certified urologist in NYC who specializes in treating men with penis problems including lumps, pain in the penis, penile masses, erectile dysfunction, circumcision.