Dr. Perito Kicks Off SMSNA / ISSM with Panel on Peyronie’s Disease

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SMSNA

Dr. Paul Perito was joined by Georgios Hatzichristodoulou to speak at a panel of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA) and the International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM) titled “Panel on Tips and Tricks for IPP in Peyronies: Tough Cases I Have Managed.”

“I would first like to thank the SMSNA and ISSM for inviting academicians, private practice and hybrid Urologists to speak within their forum.  Both Georgisos and I were somewhat shocked to be invited to speak about Peyroines Disease.  I have always quoted one of my mentors, Dr SK Wilson, “If the patient is over 50, put an implant in him!”  The beauty of this meeting is exemplified in our freedom to introduce some new as well as aged techniques related to the assigned topic and I believe, and hope, that it was a success.  Those attending and speaking at the meeting are stewards of the penis.  I listen to them.  It should be noted that one of the speakers, Dr. Gary Alter, addressed the problems with beauticians or non-urologists attempting cosmetic surgery on the male genitalia.  Go Urofill!  Stick with the experts!”

-Dr. Perito  

 

In Memoriam: Dr. Alfredo Suárez-Sarmiento, Sr.

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We’re saddened to announce the passing of friend, mentor, and father Alfredo Suárez-Sarmiento, Sr.
We’re saddened to announce the passing of friend, mentor, and father Alfredo Suárez-Sarmiento, Sr.
Dr. Suárez-Sarmiento was a pioneer in the field of urology and penile implants and dedicated his life to furthering the treatment of erectile dysfunction. His passion, brilliance, and commitment to his craft and his family are unsurpassed and he will be deeply missed.
Services to celebrate his life will be held November 9, 2022 at 1 p.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church.
Drs. Paul Perito, Alfredo Suárez-Sarmiento Jr. and the Perito Urology family will strive to carry on his legacy and his cherished memory.
Alfredo Suárez-Sarmiento, Sr.

Dr. Perito Presents at Brazilian Paulista Congress of Urology and USP Surgical Workshop

Dr. Paul PeritoIPP Technique, penile implant

Dr. Perito Paulista Brazil

Dr. Perito led demonstrations of the infrapubic penile prosthesis (IPP) technique he developed at a urologic surgical workshop in Sao Paulo, Brazil last month.

The first presentation, Minimally Invasive Infrapubic Inflatable Penile Prosthesis, covered pre-, intra- and post-operative techniques to achieve the best outcomes using best practices for IPP procedures. Following the presentation, Dr. Perito delivered a demonstration of his IPP technique on four patients, with five urologists attending each demonstration.

The second event was a symposium and presentation called Adjunct Procedures at the Time of Penile Implant Surgery. What’s In Your Toolbox? The goal was to prepare surgeons to be able to prepare for potential scenarios and how to achieve the best results for patients in the shortest period of time to avoid complications.

Sixty urologists from Brazil attended the conference in total and was overall a great success!

Many of the surgeons in attendance were eagerly awaiting the introduction of the UroFill™ girth enhancement technique to Brazil.

Dr. Perito in Brazil
Dr. Perito in Brazil
Dr. Perito in Brazil

Are There Natural Treatments For Peyronie’s Disease?

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Peyronie's Disease

One of the most common searches online for Peyronie’s Disease is how to treat it using home or natural remedies. While apprehension about seeking medical attention for a potentially embarrassing medical issue is understandable, the nature of Peyronie’s makes it urgent to see a physician or urologist rather than using home/”natural” remedies. Here’s why.

What is Peyronie’s Disease?

Peyronie’s Disease is a disorder where plaques or scar tissue form in the soft tissue of the penis. Patients must understand that this is a global process involving the penis that may start in one place and recur later on down the road in another. While the cause isn’t always clear, it’s thought to be the result of injury to or bending of the penis while erect. 

Cases can be relatively mild, but in more acute cases can lead to intense pain, erectile dysfunction, curvature or deformity of the penis and penile shortening. While there are treatments available for Peyronie’s Disease, there is no “cure” for the disorder.

Do home remedies work for Peyronie’s Disease?

There is little to no conclusive evidence that home or “natural” remedies can help inhibit the effects of Peyronie’s Disease. 

Is there any harm in trying home remedies?

In addition to the fact that untested or unapproved supplements or pills run the risk of other adverse health effects, the main harm in trying home remedies instead of seeing a qualified medical professional is that it’s wasting precious time. Left untreated, or improperly treated, the symptoms of Peyronie’s Disease can get progressively worse, sometimes rapidly. 

Once penile tissue is scarred or otherwise damaged, the results are typically permanent. In acute cases of Peyronie’s Disease, any curvatures or deformities simply don’t vanish on their own. In cases where erectile dysfunction presents as a result of Peyronie’s, penile tissue begins to atrophy and the penis itself loses both length and girth.

There’s also a psychological element to Peyronie’s Disease that can be overlooked: Painful erections, erectile dysfunction and curvatures and deformities can lead to a loss of intimacy in relationships. Depression is commonly associated with Peyronie’s Disease, which can and should also be evaluated by a qualified medical professional. 

In short: Your anatomy and your sex life aren’t something that should be gambled with on unproven and untested treatments. There are viable treatments, including medication, surgery, and penile sculpting that can help restore sexual function and penile appearance, but they can and should only be recommended by a qualified medical professional. 

If you think you may have Peyronie’s Disease, contact us at Perito Urology today.