i am 60 years old, i have a curved penis , there is no pain and never has been. But it is affecting me psychologically. Can surgery help and what are the risks if any?
Person's Gender: Male
Person's Age: 60
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Do you have problems getting an erection?
How long have you noticed the curvature now?
Also how involved is this surgery and how expensive?
I have no problem getting an erection and i have had this all my life. Also how involved is this surgery and how expensive?
Do you have insurance?
Yes i do.
i lost the page before did i miss your answer?
If you have insurance, they will cover this procedure most likely. I don't know the exact costs of the procedure if you were to pay out of pocket, but it would likely be around $10000 or so.
You can have surgery to straighten the penis with a procedure called plication where sutures are placed on the side opposite the curve. This results in slight shortening of the penis. The risk of ED is 1% and you may have some temporary numbness of the penis for up to 6 months. This procedure is only good if your curve is less than 60 degrees.
If the curve is over 60 degrees, then you will need the scar tissue cut out and a graft placed in the area where the scar was removed. This results in ED 30 % of the time that is permanent and this is why we only do this procedure if your penis is so curved that you cannot even have sex. You should see a urologist to discuss your options. Hope this helps.
Specializing in general urology and reconstructive urology