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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 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? side effects?

Thanks for your time and response.


This is a rare surgical condition that is not done very often.  Usually, such procedures are outpatient surgeries not requiring an overnight stay.

There should not be any problems with erection function since that is not affected.

Resumption of sexual activity after surgery is up to the surgeon, but usually we like to wait 4-6 weeks after surgery.

There is no data on success rates for this type of surgery, but unless the problem is severe there is no reason to think the failure rate would be particularly high.

Side effects would be usual of infection, swelling, bleeding and scarring.


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Stephen W. Leslie, MD


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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.

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

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.

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

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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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