Treatment of Peyronie’s Disease – Peyronie’s Specialists in NYC
Treatment Approach to Peyronie’s disease
Peyronie’s disease is treated by a small number of specialists. It is important to know that many treatments that have been tried and are still in use are of no benefit. These include vitamin E, colchicine and a number of other approaches.
Early use of effective treatment approach can limit the severity of the disease and reserve the severity of the condition.
Principles of Treatment of Peyronie’s Disease
Limit Progression of Early Disease
- Agents such as CoQ10 have the potential of limiting the severity of the disease. They are used in early-stage disease given good safety profile.
- Early initiation of adjunctive treatments can help to reverse and prevent progression. These include traction therapy, injectable therapy with verapamil, collagenase and interferon.
Use Proven, Effective Treatment Options for Stable Peyronie’s Disease
Combination of traction therapy and plaque injections with Xiaflex, verapamil or interferon is the initial approach for most patients with good erectile function and a palpable penile plaque. If the benefit is insufficient, surgical treatment with penile plication, Peyronie’s plaque excision or penile implant is initiated.
Treatment Decisions in Peyronie’s Disease
Treatment options for men with Peyronie’s disease are fairly complicated and depend on a variety of factors such as duration of Peyronie’s disease symptoms, the presence of a palpable plaque; size and hardness of Peyronie’s plaque, the presence of “hourglass deformity” or narrowing of the penis, and quality of erections.
In addition, treatment options need to be individualized to fit the preferences of each patient. Read the detailed discussion about treatment options for Peyronie’s disease.
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a board-certified urologist in NYC who specializes in treating men with Peyronie’s disease.