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Peyronie disease manifests with a penile curvature, caused by the appearance of an inflammatory fibrous plaque that produces the retraction of the corpora cavernosa. Peyronie disease causes are unknown in most cases; however, this condition is more common than we think, affecting 5% of men over 50.

The incurvation is often painful and it can make more difficult or even impossible to have sexual relations. The evolution of peyronie disease lasts from six to twelve months, time after which the disease is stabilized.

Our team has broad experience in the treatment of Peyronie disease, especially in the surgical treatment. We perform all existent surgery procedures: plicature, patch and penile prosthesis implant.


First-phase treatments are drugs that reduce inflammation and pain. Once the pain has receded, we proceed to the surgical intervention.

There are three types of surgery to treat Peyronie disease:

  • Plicature: it is the easiest procedure. Some counter-traction points are placed on the opposite side of the plaque to counteract its effect. The risk of erectile dysfunction is very low with this procedure; however, with this surgery the penis length is shortened by 2 to 3 centimeters.
  • Patch: a tissue graft (oral mucosa, vein tissue, synthetic material) is placed where the plaque used to be. The main disadvantage of this procedure is the possibility of erectile dysfunction after surgery. However, this procedure does not shorten the penis length.
  • Penile prosthesis: in patients who suffer from Peyronie disease and erectile dysfunction, it is necessary to remove the plaque and to implant a penile prosthesis.

Blog del Dr. Romero-Otero

Surgery in Korea

High-level surgery in Korea: Part I

The program will include the implantation of penile prosthesis to treat several conditions. From the 8th to the 18th of January, I will be heading and organizing several activities in collaboration with Coloplast in some of the reference hospitals in Seoul and other important cities of South Korea. The program will include the implantation ofpenile […]
High-level surgery

High-level surgery in Seoul: Part II

We keep working hard in other parts of the world. We are currently working in Seoul. In this city, we are sharing new chirurgical challenges withsurgeons from many countries to treat several pathologies so Peyronie: Peyronie’s disease, penile prostheses, masculine incontinence, vasectomy, prostatic surgery and urethral stricture. The jet-lag has been affecting me for a […]

Is the end of vasectomy coming?

Recently, there has been a relentless colloquium related to new contraceptive techniques for men in round-table discussions celebrated in Korea. We asked ourselves if the end of vasectomy was coming, as we know it nowadays. There are two contrasted methods for contraception in men: barrier methods (preservatives) and vasectomy. Other ways, such as hormonal treatments, […]