Dr. David Fenig Helps Patient with Peyronie’s Disease Find Hope, and a Second Chance at Intimacy
“Before I was diagnosed with Peyronie's disease, I had suffered from being a Type II Diabetic. As a result of diabetes, I had trouble getting or maintaining an erection. This led me to take medication to get an erection, and at first this worked great. Then the effectiveness started to wear off and my erections became softer and softer. I think for me this was what led me down the path of having an injury while having sex.
My penis became severely bent when having sex with my spouse. At first I thought it would correct and heal itself, and you really couldn't tell anything was wrong with my penis in a flaccid state. I soon discovered when having an erection, it was still bent and it made have vaginal sex impossible. There was slight pain when erect. I did not know what to do, and it was an embarrassing problem to discuss with someone. This condition for me was depressing and gave me low self-esteem as I wasn’t being able to have sex anymore with my spouse. After two months, I finally had the courage to bring my problem up with my primary physician. He recommended I see an urologist.
I saw one urologist who told me I had Peyronie's disease. He recommended I see Dr. Fenig who had a lot more experience with treatment of this disease.
I made an appointment with Dr. Fenig. His office staff was great and they treat patients with respect. I met Dr. Fenig, who examined me and told me a few options for patients with Peyronie's disease. Dr. Fenig scheduled me for another appointment for a test to see the extent of my injury. After that exam, it was determined that the only viable option for me was a penile implant. He thoroughly discussed the penile prosthesis procedure with me and also brought up the risks. It did not take me long to decide I wanted a chance at having a normal sex life again. Dr. Fenig is knowledgeable, caring, and I trusted his judgment.
The procedure went well. I left the hospital that day and started the recovery process. In about six weeks I was able to have sex again, and it was great to feel normal. The bent penis was gone. I recommend it for anyone in a similar situation. There is no reason to live the rest of your life not being able to perform. Dr. Fenig was an integral part of the process, and I salute his professionalism."
How Well Does a Penile Prosthesis Really Work?
"You read about the procedure, and you think does it really work? Well, as far as the penile implant is concerned, you squeeze the pump about 10 times and you are ready to go. You do not have to take a pill and wait an hour. As far as having an orgasm goes, you are just like you were before, if not better. I would recommend this for any man in need of this surgery. My wife and I are very happy with the results. We were too young to quit."
“Men, You Do Have Options.”
"I would like men to know, you do have options. Do not give up on an important part of life. You can be normal again, get your self-esteem back, and be able to share intimacy with your partner again.”
- J.S., a patient of Dr. Fenig’s
Peyronie’s Patient Finds Relief, Second Chance at Intimacy
Patient Allen B. initially came to Dr. David Fenig in 2011 for treatment of Peyronie’s disease, discussing several options for the treatment of this condition that causes curvature of the penis. When the initial treatment of plaque injections, as well as other treatments such as the vacuum device, did not correct the condition, Allen and Dr. Fenig started discussing surgery. Allen ultimately chose to have an excision and grafting procedure performed to correct his Peyronie’s.
Allen explains, “Peyronie’s disease made it very tough for my wife and I to be intimate. After initial treatment with injections did not work, Dr. Fenig and I discussed the option of surgery. I met with Dr. Fenig and surgeon Dr. Geoffrey Sklar to go over the surgery and possible side effects I would experience, including some loss of sensation. It was a very anxious time for me, but Dr. Fenig was very compassionate and understanding about what I was going through and made the situation less anxiety-filled considering what needed to be done.”
“After the surgery, it was about three or four months before things were back to normal, but this was expected. In the end, everything turned out very well. The results were better than I had anticipated,” adds Allen.
“For any man going through same situation, I would strongly recommend surgery with Dr. Fenig not just because of the good outcome, but also because of his great bedside manner."
"He removed my anxiety and the results were completely successful,” Allen says. “Now I see Dr. Fenig for regular follow up exams and he’s always asking me how things are going. It helps when I can say that things are going very well.”