Insurance Coverage for Penile Plication Surgery for the Treatment of Peyronie’s Disease

by Alex Shteynshlyuger MD


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Is Penile Plication Covered by Insurances?

shutterstock 65373562 200x300 - Insurance Coverage - Penile Plication for Treatment of Penile Curvature in Peyronie's DiseasePenile plication procedures such as 16-dot-plication and Nesbit plication are typically covered by healthcare insurance plans such as Cigna, AETNA, UnitedHealthcare, Oxford, Blue Cross Blue Shield plans if it is performed to correct a functional problem that interferes with bodily functions.

In the case of Peyronie’s disease and congenital penile curvature, penile plication is typically covered if a patient has pain with erections, difficulty with having intercourse due to the curvature or inability to have intercourse.  It is also covered if penile curvature causes distress and affects self-esteem and difficulty with relationships.

Penile plication is typically not covered by insurance companies if it is performed for the sole reason of improving the cosmetic appearance of the penis in a patient who does not have a functional problem.

It is always a good idea to verify insurance coverage before the procedure and if necessary appeal denial of coverage decision prior to having penile plication surgery.

Warning:  Insurances love to deny penile plication inappropriately.  Often, an appeal of their initial decision is necessary for them to approve the procedure.

At New York Urology Specialists, we work with your insurance to pre-authorize surgery to ensure that your insurance pays for the procedure.  We appeal insurance denials on your behalf as well.

What is Necessary for Insurance to Approve Penile Plication?

Insurance may require that patients try another therapy such11 as injection therapy with Xiaflex or verapamil prior to approving penile plication. 

The evaluation usually involves the induction of penile erection with measurement of penile curvature as well as a penile Doppler ultrasound to evaluate the penile anatomy and vascular function.  Evaluation of erection quality is also part of this process.  Insurances typically want to see that a patient undergoes a full evaluation to determine if alternative therapy is appropriate. 

One of the required criteria for surgical treatment of Peyronie’s disease is that the disease process is fairly stable – there should be no new changes in curvature in the past 6 months

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


If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation, please contact us or call/text: 1-646-663-4050.

We have excellent reviews from patients and their partners.  Information for out-of-state and international patients.  

We offer affordable prices with or without insurance.  We speak Spanish and Russian languages.


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 fit 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 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.


If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation, please contact us or call/text: 1-646-663-4050.

We have excellent reviews from patients and their partners.  Information for out-of-state and international patients.  

We offer affordable prices with or without insurance.  We speak Spanish and Russian languages.