Clínica Universidad de Navarra
A varicocelectomy is the surgery to correct a varicocele, a widening of the veins along the spermatic cord.
Varicoceles usually develop slowly. They are more common in men ages 15 - 25 and are most often seen on the left side of the scrotum.
Varicocelectomy is usually performed on an outpatient basis, through an incision in the lower abdomen.
An alternative to surgery is varicocele embolization that uses a much smaller cut or with laparoscopic surgery.
BEFORE THE PROCEDURE
Patients should undergo a preliminary test to evaluate the specific characteristics of their intervention.
Furthermore, they must undergo a standard preoperative study that includes blood tests, electrocardiogram, etc.
Also, if they have any chronic illness or regularly take medications, especially anticoagulants, they should inform the surgeon before surgery.
AFTER THE PROCEDURE:
After the procedure, you must place ice on the area and wear a scrotal support for a little while.