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Male Fertility

We specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions which affect men’s reproductive system.

Conditions we treat

Peyronie’s disease

Peyronie’s disease is fairly common and can occur at any age. It is caused by damage to the penile tissue, which creates a scarring under the skin, known as a plaque. The plaque then causes the penis to bend upwards, downwards or become indented.

Symptoms

The first stage of the disease is known as the inflammatory stage, leading to the chronic stage, during which symptoms include:

  • Pain experienced during erections.
  • A thickening of scar tissue under the skin.
  • Curving of the erect penis.

Causes

There are a number of theories concerning the cause of Peyronie’s Disease, including:

  • Infection
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Fibrosis or scarring of other tissues in the body
  • Smoking
  • Vascular disease leading to increased risk

Treatment

In most cases Peyronie’s Disease does not require surgical treatment unless there is an inability to penetrate, or difficulty having intercourse.

Non-surgical treatments

Vitamin E, Potassium aminobenzoate, Potaba, colchicine or Verapamil can in some cases reduce pain.

Injections of the calcium channel blocker verapamil and interferon have been shown to improve pain, curvature and sexual functioning.

Surgical treatments

For surgical treatment, the disease must have been present for a year and stable for three to six months but surgery should only be considered if there is difficulty with intercourse.

Nesbit procedure – shortening the penis
Incision and grafting

This treatment involves making an incision and inserting graft material into the curvature, which can also be used to treat deformities of the penis where Peyronie’s disease causes indentation on one side. The graft is inserted into the indented area to expand the penis’s circumference.

Penile prostheses

Peyronie’s disease associated with erectile dysfunction is more challenging to treat surgically. If there is a mild degree of erectile dysfunction, it may be possible to carry out a Nesbit procedure combined with medication to improve erections post surgery. For patients with significant erectile dysfunction, or who have risk factors pointing to this complication post-operatively, it is best to offer penile prosthesis insertion from the outset. This treats both the erectile dysfunction and the curvature.

Urology Clinic

Our private urology clinic in London uses the latest techniques to give you the best diagnosis, intervention and aftercare for any urology problem you may be suffering from, allowing you to get back to your normal life as soon as possible.  We provide our urology Consultants with the most modern diagnostic equipment, so they can quickly find out what’s wrong. They also have four operating theatres at their disposal to carry out procedures, which cuts waiting times.

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Patient information

Our Hospital is renowned for providing exemplary levels of care across more than 90 services. From orthopaedics, to urology, ENT, as well as a private GP practice and our urgent care centre, Casualty First, our services are led by some of London’s leading Consultants. For more information, and to find a service suitable for your care, find out more about the services that we offer.

Make an enquiry

If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information then get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 020 7432 8297.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

 If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP for a consultation. You can simply refer yourself* and book an appointment.

If you have medical insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa PPP, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation for any treatment and, in most cases, you will require a referral letter from your GP.

If you do not have a GP, then we have an in-house private GP practice that you can use. Alternatively we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstance.

*Please note – for investigations such as X-rays and MRI’s a referral will be required. However, we may be able to arrange this for you through our on-site private GP.

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