Dr. Andrew Kramer Installs a Penile Implant on a Patient Dealing with Peyronie’s Disease

Peyronie’s Disease and Other Male Conditions That Affect Sexual Performance

Dr. Andrew Kramer, a urologist and penile implant surgeon, shared a video of one of his penile implant surgeries on a popular video-sharing site in hopes of educating the public, especially men, about erectile issues that affect one’s sex life, and the availability of an effective treatment. It also highlights the importance of being open about penile problems, including erectile dysfunction, because the sooner the patient gets it properly diagnosed, the sooner they can receive appropriate treatment.

Peyronie’s disease

Peyronie’s disease is a medical condition that afflicts men. The most common symptom is penile curvature. While some patients dealing with the disease can still have sex, for most, sexual intercourse is painful, which could ultimately affect a couple’s sex life.

Like most other patients dealing with different medical issues, men delay seeking consultation from a licensed urologist believing the condition will treat itself over time. What Dr. Andrew Kramer wants patients (and their partners) to know is that penile curvature caused by Peyronie’s disease doesn’t go away on its own. Proper medical attention is needed in order to treat the disease. And for the patient in the video, Dr. Kramer saw it fit to install a penile implant to correct his penile curvature.

Are there other diseases or conditions that that affect a man’s sexual performance?

The most common penile problem that affect a man’s sexual performance is erectile dysfunction or ED. A patient experiencing erectile dysfunction is unable to get a “proper” erection; that is, an erection that is hard enough for penetration during sexual intercourse. ED may also cause the patient to completely lose his ability to get an erection.

Some men may experience the occasional ED, which could be caused by stress, excessive alcohol intake, or fatigue. Dr. Andrew Kramer shares that this isn’t generally a cause for concern. A few lifestyle changes that include getting enough sleep and rest, limiting alcohol consumption, and eating healthy are often all it takes to prevent ED from ever happening again.

However, men who are experiencing persistent ED may have an undiagnosed medical condition. Medical conditions that could potentially cause ED include the following:

  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Obesity
  • Atherosclerosis (a condition wherein the patient’s blood vessels are clogged)
  • High cholesterol level
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • High blood pressure
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Tumors on the spine or brain

Another common problem among men is what is known as premature ejaculation (PE). This is a type of sexual dysfunction where the male partner reaches orgasm and ejaculates soon after penetration (some patients ejaculate before penetration). This becomes a problem for couples as the partner may be left unsatisfied/unfulfilled, shares Dr. Andrew Kramer.

What causes PE? Premature ejaculation can be caused by either a physical or psychological factor. Physical reasons include undiagnosed ED, hormone problems, and low levels of dopamine or serotonin, which are neurotransmitters responsible for sexual desire, pleasure and excitement.

Psychological factors, on the other hand, include anxiety, stress, relationship issues with your partner, or depression. Therapy and medication are often the prescribed treatments for PE.

Will a penile implant affect ejaculation?

A common question in a patient’s mind is how a penile implant affects their orgasm and ejaculation. Dr. Andrew Kramer shares that a penile implant is designed to improve a patient’s sexual performance, specifically, in terms of getting and maintaining an erection. He adds that a penile implant has no negative effect on sexual performance, orgasm, and ejaculation. To read more on topics like this, check out the health category.