What is varicocele?

Varicocele surgery is a surgical procedure used to treat varicoceles, which are swollen veins in the scrotum that can cause infertility, pain, and discomfort. MGM Hospital CBD provides treatments for varicocele surgery with their skilled specialists and experts through a minimally invasive surgical approach called laparoscopic varicocelectomy.

MGM Hospital CBD also offers non-surgical treatments for varicoceles, such as embolization, which involves blocking the affected veins with small metal coils or a special medical glue. The appropriate treatment option depends on the individual case and will be determined by the patient's healthcare team.



Symptoms of varicocele are:

  • Pain: A dull, aching pain or discomfort is more likely when standing or late in the day.
  • A mass in the scrotum.
  • Differently sized testicles.
  • Infertility.


The exact cause of varicocele is not fully understood, but there are several factors that may contribute to its development:

  • Impaired fertility.
  • Decreased testosterone production by the testis, or scrotal discomfort.


The risks associated with varicocele are:

  • The procedure is often painful.
  • Injury to the veins, arteries, and intestine.
  • Air embolism.
  • Wound infection.
  • Recovery time is more.


The following suggestions will help to avoid ursl surgery varicocele at MGM hospital:

Increasing your intake of high-fiber and foods such as fresh vegetables, fruits, and whole grains into your diet may be helpful since these flavonoid-rich foods are known to enhance the structural integrity of blood vessels.

How is it diagnosed?

At MGM hospital, our medical staff administers the following tests: A urologist will carry out a physical examination of your condition which might help the doctor to feel the non-tender mass above your testicle. If it is still not diagnosed, the urologist might use a procedure of Valsalva maneuver, where you might be asked to stand, take a deep breath, and hold it while you bear down.The diagnostic procedures for Varicocele at MGM Hospital CBD may include:
•Physical examination
•Ultrasound imaging
•Semen analysis


How is it treated?

MGM Hospital CBD offers surgical treatment for Varicocele, which is performed by skilled specialists in the field of urology. The surgical procedure involves making a small incision in the scrotum and tying off the affected veins to redirect blood flow.

The hospital also provides comprehensive pre-operative and post-operative care to ensure a speedy recovery for the patient.


Your surgeon can stop the flow of blood through the testicular vein by stitching or clipping the vein shut (ligation). Two approaches are commonly used today. Both require general anesthesia and are out patient procedures that usually allow you to go home the same day. The procedures include:

Microscopic varicocelectomy

The surgeon makes a tiny incision low in the groin. Using a powerful microscope, the surgeon identifies and ligates several small veins. The procedure usually lasts 2 to 3 hours.

Laparoscopic varicocelectomy

The surgeon performs the procedure using a video camera and surgical tools attached to tubes that pass through a few very small incisions in the lower abdomen. Because the network of veins are less complex above the groin, there are fewer veins to ligate. The procedure usually last 30 to 40 minutes.

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