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“Varicocelectomy is a surgical method performed to remove enlarged veins from the scrotum caused by varicocele. This procedure is done to restore proper blood circulation to the reproductive organ.”
varicocelesare abnormally dilated veins in the scrotum that heat the testicles. When these veins get swollen or twisted, it stops blood flow in the scrotum and causes it to inflate. In most cases, Varicoceles don’t cause any discomfort or symptoms. But there are complications you can have due to it, like:
Gorelick & Goldstein, Fertil Steril 59:613-616, 1993
Varicocele is the most common cause of male infertility. Studies have shown that varicoceles can cause progressive testicular damage over time . It appears that surgical repair of varicocele not only halts this decline, but can often reverse it.
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Cayan, Shavakhobov & Kadioglu. J Androl 30 (1), 2009.
Microsurgical subingunial varicocele repair is currently the most popular approach. It allows the surgeon to identity the testicular artery, lymphaticas and small veins to minimize the occurrence of complication like hydrocele or varicocele recurrence.
Microsurgical varicocelectomy is typically done under a light general or regional anesthesia, and the patient can go home the day of the surgery.
Another method of performing varicocelectomy procedures is Laparoscopic surgery. In this procedure, doctors use a thin tube called a laparoscopic to make a few tiny incisions during the procedure. This tube is inserted through the abdomen to perform the surgery. The process takes 30 to 40 minutes to complete, and the patient can go home the same day.
Patients after having Varicocelectomy usually return to their homes on the same day, and after a few days’ rest, men can return to their daily life routine. But it takes 2 to 3 weeks to recover from the surgery fully. There are some things you should take care of during your recovery phase:
As with any surgical procedure, varicocelectomy also has some risk factors like :