Which doctor is best for varicocele?
Performed by a urologist, open ligation is the most common treatment of varicoceles that cause symptoms for the patient. Varicocele embolization, a nonsurgical treatment performed by an interventional radiologist, is as effective as surgery with less risk involved, less pain and less time for recovery.
Is varicocele an emergency?
Varicoceles are not life threatening, but rarely they can be associated with dangerous conditions. For example, if a varicocele forms on the right side and not the left, it is important to make sure there is no mass or other abnormality in the abdomen that might be causing it.
Do you need surgery if you have varicocele?
Varicocele treatment might not be necessary. Many men with varicoceles are able to father a child without any treatment. However, if your varicocele causes pain, testicular atrophy or infertility or if you are considering assisted reproductive techniques, you might want to undergo varicocele repair.
How can I get rid of varicocele without surgery?
Varicocele embolization is a minimally invasive procedure that is an effective alternative to surgery for the treatment of varicocele. The procedure can be carried out with only a small incision or nick in the skin and it does not require any sutures.
How much does varicocele surgery cost?
On MDsave, the cost of a Varicocelectomy ranges from $4,188 to $7,053. Those on high deductible health plans or without insurance can save when they buy their procedure upfront through MDsave.
Can I get pregnant if my husband has varicocele?
Here’s the good news: varicocele infertility is treatable, and it’s possible for a couple to become pregnant after treatment. After varicocele surgery, varicoceles may recur in about 10% of men and up to 30-50% of couples will become pregnant.
Do urologists treat varicocele?
At Urology Specialist Group, the skilled urologists can diagnose and treat bothersome varicocele and the resulting infertility issues they may cause. The providers can determine which treatment options work best for you based on your own unique health needs.
Can you have a kid with a varicocele?
Varicoceles, or varicose veins in the scrotum, affect a significant proportion of young men, and many men are able to have children with no problem with varicoceles.
Is varicocele surgery safe?
Varicocelectomy is a safe procedure that has a high chance of improving your fertility and reducing complications of blocked blood flow into your reproductive organs. As with any surgery, there are some risks, and this procedure may not be able to fully restore your fertility.
What is the home remedy for varicocele?
Wrap ice packs or cold gel packs in a towel and use it for about 15 minutes at a time. Over-the-counter medication: Acetaminophen or ibuprofen may take the edge off any minor scrotal or testicle aching that becomes distracting.
Can I be a father with varicocele?
There is no evidence that varicoceles inevitably make a man infertile. In 10 to 20 percent of men, the varicocele comes back after surgery. Men who notice swollen veins should not assume they will have fertility issues, though they may wish to discuss the risk with a doctor.
Does ice help varicocele?
Wearing tighter fitting underwear (like spandex) or a jockstrap can ease symptoms due to exercise or long periods of standing. Ice: Applying cold packs to the scrotum may help you feel better.
When did Mediclinic Durbanville day clinic open?
Opened on 1 June 2015, Mediclinic Durbanville Day Clinic is situated in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town and is the first day hospital to be launched by Mediclinic Southern Africa. The day clinic accommodates planned, minor procedures that allow for admission and discharge on the same day, providing the same quality of patient care.
What kind of pain does a varicocele cause?
A varicocele is a varicose vein of the testicle and scrotum that may cause pain, testicular atrophy (shrinkage) or fertility problems. Veins contain one-way valves that work to allow blood to flow from the testicles and scrotum back to the heart.
What can be done about a varicocele in the scrotum?
Veins contain one-way valves that work to allow blood to flow from the testicles and scrotum back to the heart. When these valves fail, the blood pools and enlarges the veins around the testicle in the scrotum to cause a varicocele. Open surgical ligation, performed by a urologist, is the most common treatment for symptomatic varicoceles.
How does an interventional radiologist treat a varicocele?
By using coils, balloons, or particles, the interventional radiologist blocks the blood flow in the vein which reduces pressure on the varicocele. By embolizing the vein, blood flow is re-directed to other healthy pathways.