Reconstructive Urologic Surgery
Plication is a surgical treatment to straighten the penis in patients with severe Peyronie's disease. Peyronie’s disease is a condition that causes a penile curvature that significantly affects sexual intercourse because it prevents penetration or causes discomfort to the sexual partner. Plication is not recommended for patients who only have mild curvatures from Peyronie’s disease.
Penile grafts are another surgical option to correct Peyronie's disease. Like plication surgery, the goal is to equalize the lengths of the sides of the penis. Graft surgery aims to lengthen the shorter side of the penis, accomplished by removing plaque and surgically adding tissue to the shorter side of the shaft.
The goal of re-do hypospadias surgery is to correct urethral strictures in adults who underwent hypospadias surgery as children. Urethral strictures compromise urine flow and can lead to infection or chronic prostatitis.
The surgery is used to narrow the urethra, correct downward curvature of the penis and maintain the urethral opening at the tip of the penis.
Free flap phalloplasty is a surgical treatment for patients who have sustained major penile injuries. During the procedure, a Temple Health urologist surgically reconstructs the penis using skin grafted from another area of the body, such as the pubic area, side of the chest, leg or forearm.
Following the graft surgery, an erectile prosthesis is implanted into the reconstructed penis to allow erections to occur.
An Individualized Approach
Temple Health urologists specialize in the medical and surgical management of all urologic disorders and diseases – from routine to the most complex, such as reconstructive urologic surgery. We offer the most innovative techniques for restoring sexual, urinary and reproductive function in patients who have sustained serious pelvic trauma or have a significant medical condition that affects their urologic health.
Temple Health’s entire urologic team is committed to providing compassionate, high-quality care, while preserving the individuality, privacy and dignity of each patient.