Peyronie's Disease

For patients with Peyronie’s Disease, we want to be sure that you are properly informed so that we can provide you with the highest quality of care.

Peyronie’s disease is a curvature to the penis due to the presence of scar tissue. The prevalence of Peyronie’s disease is between 1-5% of men. Typically, men with Peyronie’s disease do not feel any pain as a result of the condition.

Causes of Peyronie's Disease

The reason for the initial curve varies based on the patient. Some reasons for this include:

  • Injury during a sexual event

  • Injection of medication to treat erectile dysfunction

  • Genetic component

In most cases, the penis is unable to become erect because of the built up scar tissue, often preventing the ability to have sex.

Treatments for Peyronie's Disease

Medical Treatments

Few medical treatments have been found to significantly improve the Peyronie's disease. Vitamin E supplementation, potaba, cholchine, fexofenadine, verapamil, carnitine, and several creams have been used with some success. A penis vacuum erection device used daily can help, but often takes months to provide any noticeable improvement.

Surgical Treatments

For best results, the patient should not currently be experiencing any pain and the condition should not have worsened within the last 6 months. Peyronie’s disease can be treated surgically by removing the plaque in the affected area, by removing or altering the tissue from the side of the penis opposite the plaque, or by placing a penile prosthesis.

For patients who have been treated for Peyronie’s Disease, please see your Post-Operative Instructions.

To schedule an appointment with our experts in men's sexual health, call (614) 788-2870 to schedule with Dr. Lowe at our Columbus, Bing Cancer Center office, or call (614) 544.1460 to schedule with Dr. Patel in our Columbus, West Broad Street office.