Anesthesia Choices for Penile Plication for Treatment of Penis Curvature / Bent Penis 

by Alex Shteynshlyuger MD


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Penile Plication Under General or Local Anesthesia

At New York Urology Specialists, all patients have a choice of having penile plication performed in the office under local anesthesia or in a hospital or surgical center under general anesthesia.

General anesthesia means that the patient is fully asleep.  Medications are administered through IV to put a patient to sleep and oxygen is given via a mask.  Some patients may require intubation for the duration of the procedure but usually, intubation is not required for penile plication.  While modern general anesthesia is fairly safe, there are always some risks involved that are typically related to patients medical problems.

With local anesthesia, the patient is fully awake.  Pain medication is injected around the penis (penile block) to numb the penis.   Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is one of the most experienced surgeons who has performed hundreds of penile surgeries under local anesthesia with a good success rate.  Pain medication takes 10-15 minutes to start working and provides anesthesia for 8-12 hours after the procedure.  Most patients do not feel any significant pain or discomfort after the procedure.

In general, more than 80% of our patients elect to proceed with penile plication under local anesthesia in the office settings. 

Patients with severe anxiety or panic attacks are not good candidates for having the procedure done under local anesthesia and are typically advised to have a procedure done under general anesthesia in a surgical center or hospital.

Penile Plication Under Local Anesthesia At New York Urology Specialists

For most patients with Peyronie’s disease or congenital penile curvature, we able to perform penile plication under local anesthesia in the office settings.  The procedure takes about 1-to-1.5 hour to perform.  The patient is able to go home shortly after the procedure.

By avoiding general anesthesia as well as hospital settings, the procedure is much more affordable to patients without insurance and patients with high deductible insurances.

Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger at New York Urology Specialists is among a small number of urologists worldwide who are experienced in performing penile plication under local anesthesia.

When penile plication is performed in the office under local anesthesia, most patients report having no pain or minimal discomfort during the procedure.  During the procedure, the patient is fully awake while the penis is numb. Most men report pain score to be minimal 2-3 out of 10 (with 1 being no pain and 10 being the ‘worst pain of their life”).

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 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.

Scheduling Appointments for Peyronie’s Treatment at New York Urology Specialists


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Peyronies Disease and ED Are Treatable in Nearly Every Man

Excellence-Urology_Care-banner2At 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, your lifestyle and your preferences.

Urologists are doctors specializing in the treatment of men with sexual problems including Peyronie’s disease 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 ED.  We offer medical and surgical treatment for Peyronie’s disease and erectile dysfunction.

We Treat Some of the Most Complex ED Problems Including:

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Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship-trained board-certified urologist with expertise in 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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