Sexual Medicine & Surgery

Dr. Yonah Krakowsky MD FRCSC | Urologist
University of Toronto

DR. YONAH KRAKOWSKYMD FRCSC

Dr Krakowsky MD FRCSC is a urologist and sexual medicine surgeon on staff at Women’s College Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr Krakowsky is a surgeon-educator at the University of Toronto and is the vice program director for the urology residency program.

Dr Krakowsky completed his medical training and urologic surgery residency at the University of Toronto. He then completed a fellowship in Sexual Medicine and Surgery at Harvard Medical School under Dr Abraham Morgentaler including Peyronie’s Disease, Erectile Dysfunction, Vasectomy and Penoscrotal Surgery. Dr Krakowsky is an active member of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH) and the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA).

Dr Krakowsky’s clinical and research interests are in female sexual medicine, peyronie’s disease, vasectomy, surgery of the penis and scrotum, and increasing access for trans surgery in Canada.

Yonah is lifelong Blue Jay and Leafs fan. He’s into music, competitive storytelling and his family.

CONDITIONS

Low Libido

At any age individuals may experience a decrease in sexual desire that causes distress. While the cause of changes in libido are almost always multifactorial, there are medical investigations and treatments that can help uncover reversible causes and improve desire. For those with low libido secondary to birth control usage alternative options such as vasectomy can be explored.

Decreased Arousal

Decreased arousal is characterized as the inability to achieve the required blood flow and lubrication for sexual activity. In many cases, there are medical and psychosocial causes that contribute to the lack of arousal that can be diagnosed and treated.

Sexual Pain

Sexual activity should not be painful. Although once thought to be rooted in psychology, there is growing awareness of the many medical and anatomical causes of both superficial and deep sexual pain. There are a growing number of multidisciplinary treatments available for sexual pain depending on cause and patient preference that include oral therapies, injections, local therapies, surgery and new technologies such as laser treatment. For those with sexual pain related to birth control use, alternative options such as vasectomy can be explored.

Circumcision

Circumcision is the removal of foreskin for medical, cosmetic or religious reasons. The procedure is preformed either with local anesthesia or under a general anesthetic as day surgery depending on patient preference. Absorbable, dissolving sutures are used. The procedure takes approximately 45 minutes and patients are encouraged to take a few days off work to recover.

Erectile Dysfunction

There are many reasons why individuals may have trouble achieving or maintaining an erection. No matter the cause there are treatment options available including oral medications, injections, minimally invasive shockwave treatment or surgery with penile implants.

Peyronie’s Disease

Peyronie’s disease is characterized as a penile deformity secondary to plaque formation within the penis. Treatment may include oral therapies, injections (verapamil or Xiaflex) or surgery depending on a patient’s goals and the unique nature of their deformity.

Penoscrotal Surgery

There are abnormalities of the penis and scrotum that may cause undesired aesthetic or functional consequences.  Many of these abnormalities are amenable to surgical correction. Further, many individuals choose to proceed with a vasectomy- a short procedure the provides reliable and permanent birth control. 

Orgasmic Dysfunction

The experience of orgasm is unique. There are individuals who have never achieved an orgasm is their lifetime (primary anorgasmia) and others who became unable to achieve an orgasm due to medical, psychological or social changes in their life (secondary anorgasmia). While once thought to be a psychological phenomenon only, there is growing evidence that physicians can play an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of orgasmic dysfunction.

FORMS &
RESOURCES

Testosterone deficiency

Establishing a biochemical diagnosis

testosterone replacement therapy

Survival and cardiovascular events in men treated with testosterone replacement therapy: an intention-to-treat observational cohort study

erectile dysfunction

2015 CUA Practice guidelines for erectile dysfunction

Testosterone Undecanoate Therapy

Initial Clinical Experience With Testosterone Undecanoate Therapy (AVEED) in Men With Testosterone Deficiency in the United States

Sex Hormone–binding Globulin

Serum Concentrations of Sex Hormone–binding Globulin Vary Widely in Younger and Older Men: Clinical Data from a Men’s Health Practice

PEYRONIE’S DISEASE

American Urological Association (AUA) Guideline

North American Menopause Society

The 2017 hormone therapy position statement of The North American Menopause Society

Vulvodynia

Assessment and Treatment

Testosterone Flare

Risk of Testosterone Flare in the Era of the Saturation Model: One More Historical Myth

CONTACT &
LOCATION

Referrals:

Referrals are required for all non-cosmetic procedures

Please fax referrals to: 647.837.5815

Questions? Call: 416.586.4800 x 3917

Mailing Address

Mount Sinai Hospital, 6th floor
60 Murray Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada

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