Peyronie’s disease is individual in each case and because some patients experience improvement without treatment, medical professionals suggest waiting 1 to 2 years or longer before attempting to correct it surgically. During this waiting period varied treatments are available, such as medications, and devises aimed at improving the curvature of the penis, although their effectiveness is less then conclusive.
Peyronie’s Disease has been treated with some success by surgery. The two most common surgical methods are the removal or expansion of the plaque followed by placement of a patch of skin or other artificial material, and removal or pinching of tissue from the side of the penis opposite the plaque, which cancels out the bending effect. The first method none as the ‘Lue procedure’ can involve partial erectile dysfunction problems (not getting hard).
The second method is known as the ‘Nesbit procedure’, which can cause a shortening of the penis. Most methods of surgery produce positive results, however, complications can occur.