Cost for Excision and Grafting with Dr Levine?

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swiss

I am going to explore excision and grafting in the next few months. My insurance sucks. I need to do it with a good surgeon. Ideally Levine since I am in Chicago. Does anyone know the cost for this out of pocket?

james1947

May I ask why you posted this topic on the "Oral treatment board"?

James
Age 71, Peyronies from Jan 2009 following penis fracture during sex. Severe Erectile Dysfunction.
Lost 2" length and a lot of girth. Late start, still VED, Cialis & Pentox helped. Prostate surgery 2014.
Got amazing support on the forum

djordj

Quote from: swiss on December 24, 2018, 09:48:53 PM
I am going to explore excision and grafting in the next few months. My insurance sucks. I need to do it with a good surgeon. Ideally Levine since I am in Chicago. Does anyone know the cost for this out of pocket?

grafting is bad
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Pfract

Djordj: unless you post the reasons why, try not to do comments like this that are alarming, but provide no explanation. Especially when he have members that just went through excision and grafting with good results.
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swiss


LWillisjr

Quote from: djordj on December 25, 2018, 02:41:14 PM
grafting is bad

Would be interested in your data why you think grafting is bad. And keep in mind I had grafting surgery and VERY happy with it.
Developed peyronies 2007 - 70 degree dorsal
Traction/MEDs/Injections/Surgery 2008
66y/o  14 years Peyronies free
[URL="[url="http://www.peyroniesforum.net/index.php/topic,895.0.html"]http://www.peyroniesforum.net/index.php/topic,895.0.html[/url]"]My History

swiss

How long have you had the grafting and had sex with it? Who did it? Was it scary? What did they use for the graft? How much did it cost? Thank you for your response.

Frank55

I think the cost with Levine is roughly 10K if you are self paying. They have a "surgery center" at the Rush Medical facility which he uses for people who get surgery outside of the hospital system.

Not sure what the cost would be if you get your insurance involved.
Single and 58 yrs. old - first peyronies symptoms Fall 2015
Had grafting surgery by Franklin Kuehhas in June 2016 - complete failure
Borderline Erectile Dysfunction possible but not taking drugs, shots or using VED
Now evaluating options for next step

redbullmaster

The reason grafting is bad, is because it increases the risk of Erectile Dysfunction and is only normally used in cases of severe bends.




TonySa

dr karpman does incision/excision w grafting as well as with implant.  He is in Mtn View, CA.
PxD 2 yrs 9/16.  Failed all treatment. 9/11/18: excision, grafting & implant Dr Karpman MtnView Ca, AMS CX 18cm + 3-1cm RTEs.
Pump failed.  2/11/20 Dr Karpman installed Titan 22cm +1cm RTE.

LWillisjr

Quote from: swiss on December 28, 2018, 01:46:04 AM
How long have you had the grafting and had sex with it? Who did it? Was it scary? What did they use for the graft? How much did it cost? Thank you for your response.

Swiss,
Hard to believe how long you have been on the forum and have not read my story in the link below.

10 years since the surgery, sex is great, no issues.... would do it again.
Developed peyronies 2007 - 70 degree dorsal
Traction/MEDs/Injections/Surgery 2008
66y/o  14 years Peyronies free
[URL="[url="http://www.peyroniesforum.net/index.php/topic,895.0.html"]http://www.peyroniesforum.net/index.php/topic,895.0.html[/url]"]My History

LWillisjr

Quote from: redbullmaster on December 29, 2018, 04:19:07 PM
The reason grafting is bad, is because it increases the risk of Erectile Dysfunction and is only normally used in cases of severe bends.

That doesn't make the procedure "bad". I agree it is more invasive and is a greater risk. And I have stated repeatedly that it is a last resort option. But for us who did have severe curvature... it is an option that is worth evaluation.
Developed peyronies 2007 - 70 degree dorsal
Traction/MEDs/Injections/Surgery 2008
66y/o  14 years Peyronies free
[URL="[url="http://www.peyroniesforum.net/index.php/topic,895.0.html"]http://www.peyroniesforum.net/index.php/topic,895.0.html[/url]"]My History

swiss

I just read the history. Wow. My brother. Thank you.

With me, I have a hinge effect, but my curve is minimal almost normal at about 20 degrees...might have gotten a little worse...anyways...the hinge is very worrisome and doesn't seem stable enough for intercourse even though I get very hard erections.


F550M

Quote from: swiss on January 02, 2019, 11:50:44 PM
I just read the history. Wow. My brother. Thank you.

With me, I have a hinge effect, but my curve is minimal almost normal at about 20 degrees...might have gotten a little worse...anyways...the hinge is very worrisome and doesn't seem stable enough for intercourse even though I get very hard erections.
Sorry. I don't know what you mean by hinge effect. Can you please explain. Thank you.
injury while having intercourse before fully erect,6months later noticed change,local urologist suggested plication, no thanks, second suggested Xoaflex,going to get back with me. Never heard back, 2 years later successful surgery w Dr. Karpman