Peyronie’s disease is characterized by an unnatural curvature of the penis, which is caused by “plaque” (scar tissue) that develops on the upper or lower side of the penis in layers containing erectile tissue. Cases of Peyronie’s disease, which range from mild to severe, begin as a localized inflammation that can develop into a hardened scar. The plaque/scar tissue can prevent a complete erection as well as cause painful erections. Peyronie’s disease may be connected to a personal or family history of autoimmune or connective tissue disorders. Sometimes, Peyronie’s develops due to trauma to the penis or groin area. In any case, Peyronie’s disease is not cancerous and is not a sexually transmitted disease. Treatments range from surgery to injections of a FDA approved medication called a “collagenase.”
To schedule an appointment for a urological concern, please call METROWEST UROLOGY. Dr. Conners and Dr. Kacker are nationally recognized experts specializing in Peyronie’s disease. Our world-class team is the most experienced in Massachusetts with medical collagenase injection therapy. To schedule an appointment, please call (508) 655-4422. Our practice is located at 67 Union St, Suite #308, in Natick.
P.S. In addition to medical injection therapy, surgical procedures also exist for Peyronie’s disease. Dr. Conners and Dr. Kacker are experts in inflatable penile prothesis (IPP) placement and in surgical operations to correct penile curvarture by incising or removing the plaque or by reshaping tissue on the side opposite the curve to cancel out the bending effect.