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How can surgery be used to treat penis disorders?

In some cases, doctors may recommend one of several surgical procedures to treat penis disorders. If the disorder is caused by blood flow problems, surgery may be done to either block the blood flow (if it's draining from the penis too quickly) or unblock the blood flow (if not enough blood is entering the penis). For Peyronie's disease and other disorders that cause scar tissue, surgery may be a last resort for removing the scar tissue and replacing it with a skin graft. Disorders that cause a tightening of the foreskin may require a doctor to make a cut in the foreskin, or it may require a full circumcision (surgical removal of the foreskin). In rare cases of gangrene or penile cancer, penectomy (surgical removal of all or part of the penis) may be necessary. Talk to your doctor to find out if a surgical procedure may be right for you.

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