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Hi Dr

I have few questions about what is called webbed penis in adults.
1-Can surgery for correction be performed as an outpatient procedure in mild cases...anesthesia and cathetrization required or only sedation?

2-What is the long term sequelae on erectile function..fibrosis expected after surgery?and when a person can resume sexual activity after surgery?

3-What is the success rate for this type of corrective surgery?

Thanks for your time and response.

Answer
Johny:

Depending on the severity of the webbing, most corrective surgeries can be done on an outpatient basis.  A catheterization is not likely to be needed. The degree of anesthesia will depend on the exact circumstances of the surgery.

There would not be any expected effect on erection fuction.  Starting sex after surgery will be at the direction of the surgeon but this varies from 2 weeks up to 8 weeks again depending on the exact nature of your surgery and the discretion of the surgeon.

There is no data on the success rate for this particular surgery, but there is no reason to think that the success rate is poor.

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Stephen W. Leslie, MD

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Questions concerning erectile dysfunction, kidney stones and prostate disorders including prostate cancer. I have a special interest in kidney stone disease prevention.

Experience

Full time practicing urologist with 30 years experience. Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of Urology at Creighton University Medical Center. Editor in Chief of eMedicine Urology internet textbook. Author of only NIH approved book written for patients by a urologist on the subject of kidney stones "The Kidney Stones Handbook". Inventor of the "Parachute" and "Escape" kidney stone baskets and the "Calculus" stone prevention analysis computer program.

Organizations
American Urological Association, Ohio State Medical Association, Sexual Medicine Society

Publications
Men's Health, Journal of Urology, Urology, Healthwatch Magazine, Emergency Medicine Monthly, eMedicine, "The Kidney Stones Handbook", and numerous articles in various newspapers. He is also the editor of the Urology Board Review by McGraw-Hill used by urologists to study for their Board Certification Examinations.

Education/Credentials
Graduate of New York Medical College with residencies completed at Metropolitan Hospital New York, Albany Medical Center and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Awards and Honors
Thirlby Award of the American Urological Association. Rated as one the country's Best Urologists by the Independent Consumer's Research Institute

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