Will Shockwave Therapy For Peyronie’s Disease Help Me Avoid Surgery?
For men with Peyronie’s disease, everyday life – and particularly sexual activity – can be frustrating and even painful. While surgical intervention can certainly help to correct penile curvature, many men prefer a less invasive, more convenient alternative to surgery. With low-intensity shockwave therapy for Peyronie’s disease, some men may be able to reduce their penile curvature and avoid the need for surgery altogether. At Kasraeian Urology in Jacksonville, FL, board-certified urologists Drs. Ahmad and Ali Kasraeian share in their patients’ desires to treat urologic conditions effectively and conveniently in order to achieve rapid, long-lasting relief whenever possible. Keep reading for a closer look at the benefits of shockwave therapy for Peyronie’s disease, including how it may help you avoid surgery in the future.
What is Peyronie’s disease?
Many men have a slight curve in their penis when erect, which can be completely normal and benign. In some cases, however, a significant degree of penile curvature may be due to Peyronie’s disease. This condition is characterized by the presence of fibrous scar tissue, called a Peyronie’s plaque, that causes the penis to bend or curve and, in some cases, become smaller. Patients with Peyronie’s disease often experience pain with intercourse, erectile dysfunction (ED), psychological distress, and even the inability to engage in penovaginal intercourse altogether. Because Peyronie’s disease can worsen over time, early treatment is critical for preventing worsening symptoms.
How is Peyronie’s disease treated?
There are a number of potential treatments available for men with Peyronie’s disease, including:
- Oral medication
- Traction therapy
- Vacuum constrictor device
Another option for reducing the curve associated with Peyronie’s disease is low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy to the penis. This treatment involves administering low-intensity shock waves to the penile scar to soften and reduce the plaque and, ultimately, reduce the degree of penile curvature.
Am I a candidate for Peyronie’s disease shockwave therapy?
Generally speaking, men with early or mild Peyronie’s disease who have not responded well to medications and physical therapies but wish to avoid surgery may be ideal candidates for low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy. During your initial consultation for Peyronie’s disease in Jacksonville, FL, Dr. Kasraeian will perform an examination to evaluate your plaque and degree of penile curvature, discuss your health history, and explain all of your treatment options in detail. If Dr. Kasraeian determines that you are a good candidate for low-intensity shockwave therapy for Peyronie’s disease, he will recommend an appropriate treatment schedule for you, which may require a series of in-office sessions.
In some cases, low-intensity shock wave therapy improves early or mild Peyronie’s curvature enough to relieve the patient’s symptoms and prevent worsening of the condition. For these patients, shockwave therapy often helps avoid or delay the need for more extensive therapies, including Peyronie’s disease surgery.
Restore your sexual function and get the relief you deserve with Peyronie’s disease treatment in Jacksonville, FL
If Peyronie’s disease is interfering with your life and preventing you from enjoying sexual activity, you’re not alone. To learn more about your treatment options for Peyronie’s disease, including nonsurgical shockwave therapy, call Kasraeian Urology in Jacksonville, FL to schedule your private consultation with board-certified urologists Dr. Ahmad Kasraeian and Dr. Ali Kasraeian today.