Peyronies Disease Treatment
Peyronies Disease is an abnormal scarring of the tunica albuginea (fibrous structure of the two penile cylinders). It is associated with an acute phase which is highly inflammatory and a chronic phase where scars turn into tough “plaques” in the penis which can deviate erections and interfere with normal blood flow resulting in ED. Once Peyronies is in the chronic phase. It is more difficult to repair the problem.
Adult stem cells from fat have been used for a variety of medical treatments to repair and regenerate acute and chronically damaged tissues. When properly deployed into damaged human tissues, these cells have the potential to repair targets by forming cells of mesenchymal origin, such as cartilage, bone, fat, muscle and blood vessels or in many cases coming into proximity with damaged tissue and providing healing signals to influence repair.
Dr. Lander has been using stem cell therapy in combination with shock wave (provides deep tissue energy that weakensthe Peyronies Plaque). Many cases also receive Platelet Rich Plasma which contains additional enriching growth factors (signaling molecules) obtained from a person’s own blood that is processed with a centrifuge. Generally earlier interventions (within 6 months of onset) seem to be most effective but some chronic cases of Peyronies are
also eligible for treatment. In 2016, Dr. Lander published a pilot study that was used to evaluate safety and subjective outcomes in a small series of Peyronies disease patients using a combination of autologous stromal vascular fraction (SVF) stem cells and penile shock wave treatments. (Click Here to View Publication). The majority of patients had an excellent response and there were no side effects to the treatments.
Dr. Lander is the Co-Medical Director of California Stem Cell Treatment Center® and the Cell surgical Network which is an international research collaboration dedicated to the investigational use of adult mesenchymal stem cells found in fat tissue. The goal of the project is to use regenerative cells from one’s own body to provide relief for patients suffering from certain degenerative diseases (including Peyronies Disease) that have been resistant to common modalities of treatment.