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.
Surgery to repair a hydrocele is often done with general anesthesia. Pacients should stay 24 hours in the hospital.
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.
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.
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
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.
Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy needs 5 small incisions in the abdomen, sufficient to remove the prostate, seminal vesicles and pelvic vesicles.