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Microsurgical Varicocelectomy

Microsurgical Varicocelectomy

Microsurgical varicocelectomy is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure performed to treat a varicocele.

What is a varicocele?

A varicocele is a condition in which the veins in the scrotum become enlarged or swollen. Whilst not dangerous, and often causing no symptoms, it may cause discomfort or fertility problems as a result of poor sperm production. Varicoceles are common, arising in up to 15% of men.

What is Microsurgical Varicocelectomy?

A microsurgical varicocelectomy is a procedure in which the affected veins are surgically tied off, preventing the veins from swelling.

The procedure is performed under general anesthesia as a day procedure and involves using a high-powered microscope to precisely identify and treat the affected veins.

Microsurgical varicocelectomy has been shown to be the most effective treatment option for varicoceles and can be performed by our specialist surgeons.

Is Microsurgical Varicocelectomy safe?

Is Microsurgical Varicocelectomy safe?

One of the major benefits of microsurgical varicocelectomy is that it is a minimally invasive procedure that is associated with a low risk of complications. It is performed as a day surgery, which means that patients can usually return home on the same day as the procedure. However, as with any surgical procedure, there are some risks associated with microsurgical varicocelectomy. These risks include bleeding, infection, failure and damage to surrounding structures. There are alternatives, such as a radiological embolisation procedure. It is important for patients to discuss the risks and benefits of the procedure with their urologist before undergoing surgery.

Do I need Microsurgical Varicocelectomy?

Do I need Microsurgical Varicocelectomy?

This procedure is typically recommended for men who have been diagnosed with a varicocele and are experiencing pain or discomfort, as well as those who are struggling with infertility and have impaired sperm test results. Whilst other treatments are available, microsurgical varicocelectomy has been shown to be the most successful procedure at improving varicoceles.

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Microsurgical varicocelectomy is a specialised procedure that requires the expertise of a skilled urologist experienced in performing microsurgical varicocelectomy. With Restore Urology, microsurgical varicocelectomy is a safe and effective treatment option for men with varicocele who are experiencing pain or discomfort, as well as those who are struggling with infertility.

If you are experiencing symptoms of varicocele or have concerns about your fertility, it is important to speak with one of our expert urologists who can evaluate your condition and recommend appropriate treatment options.