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What is varicocele surgery like?

What is varicocele surgery like?

It's....: It's done via an inguinal incision, usually under microscope, to explore the spermatic cord so to identify, isolate, transect, and resect spermatic veins (2-5 variably), resulting in eliminating its dilation and pressure hoping to improve semen sperm quality for infertility and relieve its related pain. Detail? Ask doc. It's usually considered as a minor ambulatory surgery. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Varicocele (Definition)

Varicose spermatic cord veins within the scrotum. Usually left sided & due to absent or faulty venous valves between testis and major vessels permitting beack pressure effects on spermatic veins. Can cause infertility in some, but mostly of no consequence. Best treated by urologist if associated with pain which is rare, or there is an ...Read more


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Varicocele surgery, what can I expect?

Varicocele surgery, what can I expect?

Always ask surgeon: It's a surgeons responsibility to describe the any procedure or operation beforehand also all benefits ; risks. Wonder why ur having this surgery at age 49, this is unusual. Too late to affect fertility ; varicoceles usually don't cause much discomfort. Surgery can be done via laparoscope (my preference), open microsurgery at neck of scrotum or open abdominally through a hernia type incision. ...Read more

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What to do if I have varicocele surgery?

What to do if I have varicocele surgery?

Here are some ...: Nowadays, varicocelectomy is preferably done through inguinal incision under microscopic magnification usually as an outpatient with very low rate of complications and good result under experienced hands. ...Read more

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How can I fix varicocele without surgery?

None ...: If the indication for varicocele correction is established, its treatment of choice is either microscopic varicocelectomy by urologist or spermatic vein embolization by dedicated interventional radiologist. There has been no non-surgical mean to correct it as what I have known through my 45-yr study and practice in urology. ...Read more

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Can a varicocele be cured without surgery?

Yes and no: A varicocele cannot be corrected without some sort of procedure. It can be done via interventional radiology by embolizing the varicocele angiographically. More commonly, it is ligated surgically via one of a number of techniques (laparoscopic, robotic, inguinal, subinguinal). The various benefits of each approach should be discussed with your physician. ...Read more

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Varicocele can be treated without surgery?

No: Not all varicoceles need to be treated. Reasons to fix a varicocele would be symptoms (pain), infertility (common finding with infertile men), and adolescents with testicle atrophy. Treatment options include open surgical repair including microsurgical approach, laparoscopic varicocelectomy or percutaneous embolization typically performed by a radiologist. ...Read more

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How common are complications from varicocele surgery? What would they be?

Varicocele : They may occur in about 10% of the cases. They are recurrence, hydrocele(fluid around testicle), atrophy of testicle ...Read more

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Does varicocele come back after surgery ?

Does varicocele come back after surgery ?

Varicocele: After spermatic vein ligation (varicocele surgery) it is common for the veins to remain enlarged for weeks until collateral venous drainage routes enlarge. If the scrotal approach (instead of inguinal) it is also possible that only some branches of the spermatic vein were ligated, leaving some still dilated. ...Read more

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Are stitches removed after varicocele surgery?

Sometimes: If all the stitches are plaed under the skin they will not be removed. If they can be seen they will be removed after an appropriate period of time, usually 7 to 10 days. ...Read more

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Is there any side effects of Varicocele Surgery?

Varicocele: It is a very common surgery done by Urologist and it should be very safe, although every procedure has risk and in hand of an experienced surgeon the complication is very low, but complication includes Bowl damage, bleeding, infection, Anesthesia complications, etc. ...Read more

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I have varicoceles how to get rid of it without surgery?

I have varicoceles how to get rid of it without surgery?

Manage varicose vein: Varicocele is most like a varicose vein, a dilated venous structure in the scrotal sac rather than in the leg. Compression is a management tool, but does not solve the problem. They are mostly benign, ie don't add risk to your health. If you have an associated inguinal hernia, then repair hernia and have varicocele resected at the same time. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for a Varicocele laposcopic surgery?

A week or less: Here's a link. They suggest limiting sexual activity for 5 days and swelling could take a bit longer, but not much. If there are any problems, contact your provider ASAP. http://urology.osu.edu/19778.cfm Best! ...Read more

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I've got a large varicocele in my left nut. I am 16, and I am getting surgery for the first time. What can I expect?

I've got a large varicocele in my left nut. I am 16, and I am getting surgery for the first time. What can I expect?

Surgeon should tellU: Surgeon ; anesthesiologist should explain it all to you beforehand. Varicocele surgery can be performed by laparoscope (my preference) or by open surgery either on the scrotum or by abdominal surgery similar to an appendix operation, but., on the left. Good luck. ...Read more

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How much is the average cost for varicocele embolization ? And is it an effective way to treat compared to a surgery ?

How much is the average cost for varicocele embolization ? And is it an effective way to treat compared to a surgery ?

Varicocele: Costs varies from hospital to hospital and from doctor to doctor. It is an effective way to treat varicocele but I do not believe there any studies comparing results and outcomes. ...Read more

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If I got varicocele surgery after the surgery will I be able to produce more semen than I am at the moment,only able once in every 4 weeks?

Sperm count improves: The varicocele tony is done to improve the number of sperms in your semen. You may not see an increase in the volume of the semen. ...Read more

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How many days after microsurgical varicoceleelectomy surgery do i have to wait for the pain in scotrum caused by the varicocele to disapear?

How many days after microsurgical varicoceleelectomy surgery do i have to wait for the pain in scotrum caused by the varicocele to disapear?

One or two weeks: The Pain should subside slowly. Most surgical procedures take a couple of weeks to heal well. So I expect the pain to diminish slowly starting one week after surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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Enlarged Testicular Veins (Definition)

This occurs in 15% of the adult population and is not typically visible until after puberty. It is almost always on the left side, and if seen on the right additional evaluation needs to be performed. It is more common in men with infertility and if treated ...Read more