Peyronie’s Disease is a condition in which the penis becomes curved. Although there are no known causes for the disease, about three percent of the male population has been affected by the disease.
A surgical procedure has been developed to correct severe cases of curving or bending of the penis. This procedure is called the Nesbit Procedure. The Nesbit Procedure is used to correct curving of the penis, by filling the penis with a sterile physiologic salt solution. This solution causes an artificial erection. The outer side of the curve is then clamped which forces the penis to straighten.
In some cases, an implant alone will correct the curvature. In other cases, an implant is combined with a technique consisting of incisions and grafting. This is used only if the implant alone does not straighten the curvature.
Although the straightening procedure works, it has been reported to cause a slight shortening of the penis! After the procedure, the patient is instructed on how to care for the surgical site, by cleaning and changing bandages, and also told to avoid sex until the wound is completely healed.
This is a relatively simple and safe procedure, although any surgical procedure does carry risks. If you feel that you are a candidate for the Nesbit Procedure, then consult your doctor, and gather as much information as possible prior to making a decision to undergo surgery.
For less invasive correction of your curved penis, see more about using a traction device and exercise program to straighten your penis.