The Nesbit procedure can be performed on those who have a penile curvature. The procedures aim is to straighten a curved penis.
The Nesbit procedure is the commonest surgical intervention for Peyronie's disease, and is on the whole a very successful operation. It is generally indicated in men with a penile curvature of less than 60 degrees, with adequate penile length, reasonable erectile function, and where more conservative options have failed or are not suitable.
In this procedure a small section of the penile deeper penile tissue (tunica albuginea) is removed - to make it the same length as the opposite (shortened / scarred) side. The correction is tested at the end of the procedure to confirm that the penis is functionally straight.
By definition, there is a small loss of erect length with the Nesbit procedure, but on the positive side it is a very effective treatment that restores sexual function in the majority of men, has minimal complications, and a durable result.
Very few patients require any further treatment. A simultaneous circumcision is sometimes recommended for a smooth recovery and uncomplicated outcome, depending on how tight is your foreskin.
What happens after surgery?
A dressing is placed on the penis for 24 hrs after the surgery, and once removed there is no need for any special dressings. The recommendation is to take a week off work, and to avoid intercourse for a month. Patients are usually reviewed in clinic 6 weeks after the operation to ensure that all is well.
At London Men's Clinic we ensure that you are provided with an expert service in order to minimise complications.
All patients are discussed within the team prior to surgery and fully counselled to ensure that the surgery is appropriate and that patients have expectations fully met.