Clínica Universidad de Navarra

Urology

  • Bilateral hydrocele repair

    DEFINITION:

    Hydrocele repair is surgery to correct the swelling of the scrotum that occurs when you have a hydrocele. A hydrocele is the backup of fluid around a testicle.

    Hydroceles are fairly common. It can occur in baby boys or in older boys and men. Hydroceles often go away on their own in children, but not in adults.

    DESCRIPTION:

    Surgery to repair a hydrocele is often done with general anesthesia. Pacients should stay 24 hours in the hospital.

  • Bilateral undescended testicle repair

    DEFINITION:

    Orchidopexy or Undescended testicle repair is surgery to correct testicles that have not dropped down into the correct position in the scrotum.

    An undescended testicle is different from a "retractile" testicle, in which the testicle drops into the scrotum and then pulls back. Retractile testicles do not need surgery.

    DESCRIPTION

    The surgery can be used in adults and children. In some newborns, however, testicles will descend within the first year of life without medical treatment.

  • Varicocelectomy

    DEFINITION:

    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.

    DESCRIPTION:

    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

  • Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)

    DEFINITION:

    Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is a surgical treatment for benign enlargement of the prostate. Benign enlargement of the prostate consists in the appearance of a benign tumour, known as prostate adenoma, which obstructs the urethra, dificulting the flow of urine.

    DESCRIPTION:

    The surgery is generally performed with epidural anaesthesia, although in some cases general anaesthesia is required. It takes between 30 and 60 minutes depending on the size of the prostate. Patients must stay in hospital for between three and six days.

  • Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy

    DEFINITION:

    Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy is a surgical technique used to remove the entire prostate, the seminal vesicles and the lymph glands

    Using a laparoscopic approach avoids the need to make an incision in the lower abdomen and reduces the risks and discomfort associated with open surgery.

    DESCRIPTION:

    Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy  needs 5 small incisions in the abdomen, sufficient to remove the prostate, seminal vesicles and pelvic vesicles.

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