Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD: Why Impotence Shortens the Penis

Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD

Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD

Genetics are a significant determining factor of penis size, but there are instances when a man’s penis grows shorter during his life. Radiation treatments for cancer, for instance, as well as Peyronie’s Disease can both negatively impact penile size. But research has also shown that impotence has a direct correlation with a decrease in penis size, and Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD, a Miami urologist, explains why.

Founder of Perito Urology, Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD has performed thousands of surgeries to treat erectile dysfunction. This research shows the importance of treating erectile dysfunction, Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD says. Over time impotence can have a negative effect on a man’s penis, with a loss of elasticity being partly to blame, explains Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD.

According to Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD, an erection stretches the tunica albuginea—the fibrous tissue that covers erectile bodies of the penis. When a man goes too long without an erection, Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD explains, that fibrous tissue is believed to lose elasticity.  The tunica albuginea has a direct correlation to achieving erection and to penis size and shape.

A metanalysis of several papers on the topic reveal that any man suffering from impotence could lose .5 to 5 cm’s every year and a half they manifest the disease.  Dr. Perito explains that nocturnal erections, erections occurring 6 to 10 times a night act to exercise the penis and keep it healthy.  The old saying “If you do not use it, you will lose it”, certainly applies here.  For men suffering from erectile dysfunction, Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD and others in his field are able to surgically implant an inflatable device that will restore patients to normal function in a matter of weeks. An added benefit to this surgery, Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD explains, is that patients will stretch the tunica albuginea and result in retention of penis size.

Lifestyle factors like smoking often play a role in both erectile dysfunction and penis size, Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD says. According to Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD, experts believe smoking can damage the blood vessels of the penis, just as it damages other blood vessels. But for Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD and his staff, it is of greater concern that smoking has been directly connected to erectile dysfunction. As Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD points out, men who smoke more than a pack of cigarettes per day are 50% more likely to suffer erectile dysfunction than non-smoking men. As always, patients should live a healthy lifestyle and refrain from behavior that might be detrimental to health, Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD concludes.

Contact Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD at Perito Urology by visiting the practice online at www.peritourology.com

The information contained in this article is provided by Dr. Paul Edward Perito MD for educational purposes only. It is not intended to treat or diagnose any condition.

Dr. Paul Perito’s Minimally Invasive Technique Heralded as Revolutionary

Dr. Paul Perito

Dr. Paul Perito

Fort Meyers urology specialist, Dr. Meir Daller, MD, says that his learning experience with Dr. Paul Perito cut his surgery time in half.

“A few months ago I spent a Friday afternoon with Dr. Paul Perito in Coral Gables Hospital. That was an incredible experience for me as an urologist. On that Friday, Dr. Paul Perito had 18 procedures. I scrubbed in on three of them. His operative time was about 8 minutes.

“Dr. Paul Perito is an excellent surgeon with an excellent staff. Coming back from Coral Gables, I immediately scheduled two penile prosthesis implants. I have now gone from using the scrotal approach to the infrapubic approach. My surgical time went down from 45 min. to 20 min. Keep in mind that I don’t have surgical staff that Dr. Paul Perito does.

“Overall, I truly believe that a quick operation is a better operation and that less dissection is a better surgery. This helps with patient recovery as well as decreased complications. The experience with Dr. Paul Perito, on that Friday afternoon, was a very positive experience for me.”

About the Surgery

Over the last 10 years, Dr. Paul Perito has found a marked success using his signature Perito Minimally Invasive Infrapubic Approach. This method is different in many aspects to traditional penile implant surgery. Dr. Paul Perito does not employ a scrotal incision; he uses minimal dilation of the erectile bodies; uses an artificial erection at the opening of surgery to evaluate previously unidentified pathologies; and generally performs under local anesthesia. In his method, Dr. Paul Perito uses an incision that is 1 ½ cm long and will be covered by the natural regrowth of hair in the pubic region. This not only helps to expedite recovery time but also ensures that evidence of surgery is concealed.

Dr. Paul Perito has successfully trained hundreds of urologists in his approach and currently offers a two-day training workshop at Coral Gables Hospital, where he is Director of Urology. Patients undergoing the minimally invasive infrapubic approach have achieved results that, post operatively, often surpassed the current clinical literature available regarding the traditional surgery methods.

For more information on Dr. Paul Perito or Perito Urology, please visit www.peritourology.com

Dr. Paul Perito is a 1988 graduate of the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine. His practice, Perito Urology, is considered one of the foremost Erectile Dysfunction treatments centers in the world. Since 2005, Dr. Paul Perito has successfully performed more than 3,000 penile implants, establishing him as a leader in the field. He has streamlined the procedure, making it not only more efficient, but safer, by the development and actualization of a minimally invasive approach. Aside from contributing extensively to medical publication libraries, Dr. Paul Perito heads the training center at Perito Urology where his technique is taught to an audience of surgeons from across the globe.

The information contained in this article is provided by Dr. Paul Perito for educational purposes only. It is not intended to treat or diagnose any condition.