How Common Is Erectile Dysfunction After Grafting Surgery?
I thought this article was very informative. I am wondering though how many men who undergo grafting surgery eventually develop erectile dysfunction.
It sounds like it is significant, but I am wondering what the percentage is. I have Peyronies Disease and I am a good candidate for surgery. I would like to have it but a little hesitant based on the discussion in this article of the risk of E.D. Does anyone know the percentage of men who have the grafting procedure and do eventually suffer E.D.?
My Peyronie's Answer
I do not have a reliable source of the average percentage of men who have penis grafting surgery and do eventually suffer from erectile dysfunction. Various studies, including those linked to in the article, show different percentage but all highlight there is substantial risk.
I recommend reading my interview with Dr. Levine but he talks about grafting as well as various other treatment options. What he says is "Therefore, for men who are considering grafting surgery, the best candidates will be those who have excellent quality erections preoperatively. In those men who have borderline erections and refuse to have a penile prosthesis placed they must understand that they may need a prosthesis down the road".
I recommend you discuss this carefully with your doctor, he should be able to help you to evaluate the risk in your case or as Dr. Levine says "patient who is considering grafting needs to be carefully counseled on the risk of post-operative ED".
I hope this is some help and I wish you all the best in the future.