Abnormal angulation (or bent) penis
Peyronie’s Disease in Cincinnati
What is Peyronie’s Disease?
Peyronie’s disease is a curvature of the penis caused by scar tissue on one side of the penis. This condition can affect a man at any age.
What causes Peyronie’s?
The cause of Peyronie’s is unknown. Trauma to the penis, which may cause internal bleeding and scar (or plaque) formation is the most common cause; however, the trauma can be very mild and go unnoticed at the time. Other theories involve a genetic risk.
What are the symptoms of Peyronie’s?
When the penis is erect, the hardened plaque will cause the penis to bend or curve. This curvature can cause pain and interfere with a man’s ability to have sexual intercourse.
How do I treat Peyronie’s?
Up until this point, there were very few effective treatment options for Peyronie’s Disease. Medications have been tried, both orally (Pentoxifylline) and injected directly into the plaque (Verapamil or Xiaflex), which do not tend to be very effective, and pose risk for penile fracture. A final option is surgery to remove the plaque or surgery to alter the tissue on the opposite side of the penis, called the Nesbit procedure. Side effects of these treatments include issues with erectile dysfunction and shortening of the penis.
Thankfully, an alternative treatment option, which is free from the side effects from drugs or surgery, is now available called the P-Shot® (or Priapus Shot®). The P-Shot® utilizes PRP, or platelet rich plasma.
What is the P-shot® and how does it treat Peyronie’s?
The P-Shot® involves injecting PRP, or platelet rich plasma, both into the shaft of the penis and directly into the penile plaque, or area of scan that cause the penis to bend. A small amount of blood is drawn from the arm. Using a centrifuge, the physician isolates platelets from that blood (platelet rich plasma, or PRP), all within about 15 minutes in the office. Activation of the PRP results in release of at least 8 different growth factors that would normally be used to heal injured tissue. These growth facts work like magic go increase collagen and elastin, promote angiogenesis (or the formation of new blood vessels), improve blood flow and break down the hardened plaque causing the curvature. Over 7,000 papers have been published speaking to the efficacy of PRP in healing tissue.
Added benefits of PRP in the form of the Priapus Shot® include:
- Increased size of penis
- Straightened penis
- Increased blood flow to the penis for improved erections
- Additional therapies like Viagra® or Cialis® work better
- Increased sensation and pleasure
We have worked with urologists across the country to develop a treatment protocol to address all aspects of Peyronie’s Disease, as well as maximize success of therapy through a comprehensive approach. Our treatment protocol consists of:
- 2 to 3 P-Shots®, spaced 8 weeks apart
- Specific supplements to promote healthy blood vessels and blood flow
- Acoustic Wave Therapy
There is zero down time after a P-shot. Other than potential tenderness at the injection site, there are virtually no adverse effects or side effects of the P shot.
How do I schedule an evaluation to see if I am a candidate for the procedure?
Your initial consultation with one of our physicians will begin with a thorough look into your past medical and surgical history, family history, and current medications, with specific attention paid to factors influencing success of the procedure.
After deciding together if you are a candidate, we will schedule a follow appointment for the P-Shot®.