Dorsal Penile Curvature Caused by Peyronie’s Disease
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Penis “Bent Up” – Dorsal Penile Curvature is the Most Common Symptom of Peyronie’s Disease
Bent or curved penis is a common symptom of Peyronie’s disease. Curvature can be up (towards the head) which is called “dorsal penile curvature“. When the curvature points the penis down, the curvature is called “ventral curvature”
Treatment options are similar but somewhat different for men with ventral and dorsal curvature.
In general, more treatment options are available to men with a dorsal curvature of the penis, which is also a more common type of penile curvature accounting for 80% of men with penile curvature.
The severity of dorsal curvature varies from mild to moderate to severe. Location of curvature also matters with curvature typically causing more difficulty with sex when it’s located distally on the penis or towards the tip of the penis.
Some men experience penile pain in addition to having a bent penis. Penile pain is another common sign of Peyronie’s disease.
Evaluation of Men with Dorsal Penile Curvature
New patients at New York Urology Specialists undergo a comprehensive evaluation which includes blood work, evaluation of the severity of curvature (Peyronie’s disease questionnaire), penile doppler ultrasound with the induction of an artificial erection, and measurement of the plaque size, curvature location, and severity. If a lateral curvature with a deviation of the penis to the right or left side co-exists with dorsal curvature, a more complex measurement is performed.
Where to Get Peyronie’s Treatment in NYC for Men with Dorsal Penile Curvature?
At New York Urology Specialists, we offer treatment for men with Peyronie’s disease.
We treat sexual and erection problems and Peyronie’s disease. We offer comprehensive STD testing for infections. We treat penile problems in men, including phimosis, balanitis, penile irritation, and penile redness. We perform a no-scalpel vasectomy, vasectomy reversal, cosmetic circumcision, circumcision revision, penile frenuloplasty. We offer confidential appointments.
Our appointment costs are affordable with or without insurance. Low-cost Viagra (sildenafil) and Cialis (tadalafil) are available to our patients. We offer free insurance verification.
Treatment Options for Dorsal Penile Curvature
The dorsal curvature of the penis (pointing up or to the head) is usually caused by a plaque on the dorsal side of the penis. Many men are able to feel a ‘knot’ of Peyronie’s plaque but some men do not have a palpable plaque.
Depending on the severity and duration of symptoms, treatment options for dorsal penile curvature include:
- Oral therapy
- Intra-lesional plaque injections (injection of medications directly into the scar tissue that causes curvature)
- Penile plication – a surgical procedure for the treatment of bent penis designed to straighten the penis.
- Plaque incision/excision with grafting – a surgical procedure that removes the scar tissue that causes penile curvature and narrowing.
- Penile implant
More severe and complex curvature is often associated with significant penile shortening. A combination of penile traction and surgical treatment is often used to treat severe cases.
Dorsal Penile Plaque
Dorsal plaque usually causes the penis to point up or to the side. Sometimes the curvature may be multi-dimensional pointing both up and to the side. Occasionally the curvature maybe even more complex ‘doughnut-like” causing severe multi-dimensional curvature.
Distal Dorsal Peyronie’s Plaque
Location of curvature whether closer to the body or closer to the tip of the penis affects the severity of sexual problems experienced by men. For the same degree of curvature, curvature that is closer to the tip of the penis tends to affect men more severely in terms of sexual function than the same curvature that occurs closer to the base (or beginning of the penis).
Did you know? Dr. Shteynshlyuger has performed over 1,000 penile surgeries including penile implants, correction of Peyronie’s disease, circumcisions, circumcision revisions, frenuloplasty, and congenital penile curvature. He performs 150-200 penile surgeries a year.
Read Real Stories of Men who Underwent Treatment for Peyronie’s Disease at New York Urology Specialists.
Read RealStories: Penile pain in a 51-year old adult male with curvature to the left and up treated with Xiaflex and penile traction.
Read RealStories: 32-year-old man with penile curvature and pain treated with verapamil
Read RealStories: 58-year-old man with penile shortening and narrowing after prostate cancer treatment treated with a penile implant and grafting.
Cost of Treatment and Insurance
At New York Urology Specialists, we offer affordable treatment for men. Our prices are low for patients without insurance and for those who have high insurance copays, high deductibles, or insurance plans that do not cover treatment costs.
We accept many health insurance plans. We would be happy to verify your eligibility and benefits and to provide you with detailed information on your health plan’s coverage. Financing options and credit options are available to help you pay for medical care.
Why Choose New York Urology Specialists for Treatment of Peyronie’s Disease?
- All treatment is performed by a board-certified urologist experienced in treating men with symptoms of Peyronie’s disease, including penile curvature, narrowing of the penis, shortening of the penis, pain in the penis, and ED.
- We are one of the few practices in the region to offer a full range of options for treatment of Peyronie’s disease, sexual and erection problems in men.
- We offer diagnostic testing in our office, which avoids hospital costs.
- Extensive experience: Thousands of men have been treated successfully using medical therapy (Xiaflex, Verapamil injections, Interferon), shockwave therapy for penile pain, penile plication, plaque excision and grafting, and penile implant surgery.
- Confidential and Understanding Care. We understand that most of our patients desire privacy. We see patients with a variety of urological problems. Your reason for visiting us is entirely confidential.
- We offer diagnostic testing in our office, which avoids hospital costs.
- We are conveniently located within a 30-60 minute commute to men who are seeking ED treatment in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Long Island, Bronx, and New Jersey.
What does Peyronie’s Penile Curvature Look Like?
You can find before and after treatment images in our image gallery.
Scheduling Appointments for Peyronie’s Treatment at New York Urology Specialists
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Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a board-certified urologist and specialist in the treatment of sexual problems in men including Peyronie’s disease and erectile dysfunction. He is one of the few urologists who offers a full range of treatment options for Peyronie’s disease and ED. He has successfully treated thousands of men with sexual problems.
When it comes to the treatment of Peyronie’s disease – New York Urology Specialists are a step ahead. Better Science Means Better Care. Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a specialist in treating erection and penis problems using the latest scientific and medical breakthroughs.
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Peyronies Disease and ED Are Treatable in Nearly Every Man
At New York Urology Specialists, our urologists are specially trained in the evaluation and treatment of Peyronie’s disease and erectile dysfunction. We understand the challenges that Peyronie’s disease and ED create for our patients, their relationships, and their self-esteem. We help you find a treatment for Peyronie’s disease that fits your needs, lifestyle, and your preferences.
Urologists are doctors specializing in the treatment of men with sexual problems including Peyronie’s disease and erectile dysfunction. By 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 ED. We offer medical and surgical treatment for Peyronie’s disease and erectile dysfunction.
We Treat Some of the Most Complex Peyronie’s Problems and Men’s Health Problems Including:
- Hourglass narrowing of the penis
- Shortening of the penis and loss of penile length
- Penis curvature with worsening erections
- Peyronies disease in men with diabetes and weak erections in men with diabetes.
- Peyronie’s disease and erectile dysfunction in men with prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy
- Erectile dysfunction in men with Peyronie’s disease
- Erectile dysfunction in men for whom medications do not work.
- Premature Ejaculation
- Frequent urination
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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 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.
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