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Is varicocele embolization effective for treating aching + fertility?

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Dr. Paul Turek
Urology
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In brief: Yes

Surgical approaches or radiological approaches to varicocele treatment should be equally effective.
The differences come with cost and complications and recurrences. The recurrent rate of varicoceles is higher after embolization (10-20%) than with surgery (1-5%). For more info, see: http://www.Theturekclinic.Com/varicocele-treatment.Html.

In brief: Yes

Surgical approaches or radiological approaches to varicocele treatment should be equally effective.
The differences come with cost and complications and recurrences. The recurrent rate of varicoceles is higher after embolization (10-20%) than with surgery (1-5%). For more info, see: http://www.Theturekclinic.Com/varicocele-treatment.Html.
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