Surgery is still considered the most effective treatment for Peyronie’s disease, which is a condition in which the penis develops a curvature that may become painful. Urologists may recommend a nonsurgical treatment for certain patients. An injected biologic medicine is FDA-approved to treat Peyronie’s disease in men with the curvature of at least 30 degrees during an erection. Candidates must also have an observable lump, which is caused by the accumulation of plaque within the penis.
The biologic medicine helps reduce the accumulation of plaque in order to treat the abnormal curvature. Men who receive this treatment can expect to return to the urologist’s office several times. At each appointment, they will receive penile injections. The doctor will perform penile modeling treatments to help stretch the plaque and straighten the penis.
Peyronie’s disease is one of the many sexual dysfunctions we treat here at Urology Associates, P.C. If you’ve been referred to a sexual health specialist in Tennessee, you can call us at 888-656-0667.