Peyronie’s Disease is a condition marked by penile curvature, indentation, loss of penile length and pain (with or without an erection). These deformities of the penis can appear in men of all ages but is most commonly present in middle age men.

The cause of Peyronie’s Disease is not well understood. In many cases, the disease is a result of inflammation and plaque formation after repeated trauma to the penis; for example, during sexual intercourse. When the penis heals from the trauma, scar tissue may form which could lead to curvature if that scar tissue can no longer stretch when trying to achieve an erection.

Impact of Peyronie’s Disease

The impact of Peyronie’s Disease can be significant. It can cause one or more of the following conditions:

Penile deformity
  • Resulting in indentation, narrowing or loss of length
  • Can interfere with the ability to engage in sexual activity and penetration
Psychological distress
  • This condition has been recognized to affect a man’s psychological state including causation of depression and anxiety disorders. Appropriate diagnosis and treatment may require the help of an experienced medical professional.
Erectile Dysfunction
  • Peyronie’s Disease is frequently linked to erectile dysfunction, which is the difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection.
There are a number of successful interventions available including:
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • Low Energy Shockwave Therapy
  • Injections into the penis
  • Oral Medication

COVID-19 Update

We regret to announce that Dr. Banno has contracted COVID-19 and will not be in the office for the month of October. Midwest Urological Group has been serving the patients of Central Illinois for over 40 years, and we are committed to continuing to provide quality care. Our entire staff has been tested, and we are taking every precaution to ensure your health and safety. We have several providers in the office who are able to see patients at this time. Dr. Banno’s health must be his priority right now so that he can recover and continue to serve the community. He is gaining strength every day, but it will be a long road to recovery. Thank you for understanding. Please contact the office at 309-692-9898 if you have any questions or concerns.