Varicocele Treatment at Apollo Hospital, Karnataka
Veins running through your Scrotum (the pouch of skin that holds your testicles) expand abnormally, causing a medical condition known as Varicocele. One in five men have varicoceles, which typically result in little symptoms or none at all. Moreover, it is a typical factor in male infertility. Although varicoceles are mostly painless, occasionally, they might result in aching testicles or discomfort that comes and goes.
Doctors believe many cases of varicocele are congenital. A varicocele is frequently first detected in teens. In many cases, a varicocele goes unnoticed. However, you could observe the following:
- Dull testicular discomfort or scrotal ache, which usually feels better when you lie down.
- Scrotum or testicle swelling
- The damaged testicle has a little bulge above it.
- Male Infertility
Treatment Modality for Varicocele
Treatment for varicocele might not be required in many cases. You could require medical attention if the varicocele results in further problems, including severe discomfort, pain, infertility, testicular atrophy, and more. Your doctor can suggest one of the following varicocele treatments, depending on your condition:
Varicocelectomy – The physician creates an incision in your groyne during this procedure and examines the veins under a microscope or with a magnifying lens. Once the problematic veins have been tied up, the surgeon will guide blood flow to the better veins.
Varicocele Embolization – A tiny catheter is inserted into a vein in the groyne during this varicocele treatment. After that, a coil is inserted into the catheter and advanced into the varicocele. The coil diverts blood flow away from the defective vein and toward the healthy veins.
Laparoscopic Surgery – A tiny device and a special camera are sent into the abdomen during this procedure by the surgeon in order to see the veins and treat the varicocele.
Varicocelectomy – Before the surgery
Depending on whether you will have surgery or a less invasive procedure like varicocele embolization, the preparations you must make may differ. Ask your doctor for detailed instructions so you can be ready on the day of your surgery in order to be totally prepared. The following actions might help you get ready for your varicocele treatment:
- Share any medications you take with your doctor.
- Follow the directions on your prescription.
- Shaving your surgical incision site.
- When receiving varicocele treatment, avoid eating.
- Take a shower before your procedure.
During the Surgery
The surgery will be carried out by a group of medical professionals who are experts in disorders of the reproductive and urinary systems. General anaesthesia will be administered to sedate you by your anesthesiologist. Your urologist will access your varicocele while you are unconscious by making small cuts in your skin with a sharp, sterile knife. The veins will then be severed, and the ends will be sealed. Small silicone tubes may be inserted into the damaged part of your body to drain any blood or fluid after your urologist has treated the varicocele.
What to Expect After the Surgery?
The day after the surgery, you will be permitted to leave for home. Mild to moderate scrotal soreness may last for several days or weeks. You will be able to return to work in around three days once the doctor has given you some time to take painkillers. For at least a week after surgery, it is advisable to refrain from physically demanding activities. Since this procedure also enhances the development of the male hormone testosterone, the success rates of this procedure are excellent.
Interventional Radiologists carry out embolization. In order to locate the issue’s origin, contrast dye is injected through a tube under X-ray supervision. The objective is to locate every vein that leads to the varicocele. The blood supply to the varicocele is restricted using coils. Through a very small hole in the groyne, the procedure is performed using either a local anaesthetic or mild sedation. The procedure typically takes 45 minutes to an hour.
Complications or Risks of the Treatment
Every surgical treatment involves some risk. A varicocelectomy or Varicocele Treatment has several risks, such as:
- Mass of clotted blood
- Healing problems.
- Tenderness in your testicles.
- Injury to a testicular artery.
One of the greatest varicocele treatment facilities in India is at the Apollo Hospital, Karnataka. For varicocele, we offer unmatched patient care and all-inclusive multidisciplinary treatment in India. In order to provide patients with high-quality care, we house renowned and experienced medical specialists and cutting-edge technology under one roof.