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Varicocelectomy

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Varicocelectomyis surgery

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Medical Park Goztepe Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
3 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International EMBT - European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation ISCT - International Society for Cellular Therapy
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Acibadem Maslak Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
10 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2008 - International Organization for Standardization
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Medical Park Ankara Hospital

Ankara, Turkey
4 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International EMBT - European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation ISCT - International Society for Cellular Therapy
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Medipol Mega University Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
9 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International
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Ethica Incirli Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
21 reviews
TTB - Turkish Medical Association
FROM€ 2,172
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Medical Park Antalya Hospital

Antalya, Turkey
11 reviews
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Acibadem Bodrum Hospital

Muğla, Turkey
5 reviews
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Medical Park Bahcelievler Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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Florence Nightingale Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
6 reviews
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Varicocelectomy Cost

Average Varicocelectomy costs are € 2,172, based on Varicocelectomy prices from 9 clinics.

Varicocelectomy prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and the location. For example, Varicocelectomy in Turkey is a popular option where Varicocelectomy costs as low as € 2,172.

Please note that the Varicocelectomy prices listed on FlyMedi are the average price for Varicocelectomy procedures. Clinics may ask you to provide them with specific information about your medical condition in order to provide you a detailed cost estimate for Varicocelectomy procedures. To receive a personalized Varicocelectomy quote, please click HERE.

Varicocelectomy

Varicocelectomyis surgery to treat a varicocele. Varicocele is a condition in which veins in the scrotum become enlarged. When a varicocele develops in your scrotum, it will block blood flow to the rest of your reproductive system. As a result, blood builds-up in the scrotum and the veins get abnormally large. This can decrease your sperm count and results in infertility.

There are 3 types of varicocelectomy:

  • Open surgery
  • Microsurgical approach
  • Laparoscopic surgery

Varicocelectomy Candidates

Candidates of varicocelectomy are patients with varicocele that may have the following conditions:

  • Pain in the scrotum
  • Aesthetic problems
  • Infertility
  • Weight gain and reduced sex drive due to side effects of decreased testosterone production

Preparing for Varicocelectomy

You should inform your doctor about your medical history and the medications you take. Blood thinner medications should be stopped before the surgery. You may need to shave your groin area the night before your surgery. Also, you will be asked to fast for 8 to 12 hours before your surgery.

How is Varicocelectomy Performed?

You will be given general anesthesia. An incision will be made in your abdomen or groin. The open surgery will require one large incision while microsurgical surgery involves one small and laparoscopic surgery involve a few small incisions. After the scrotal veins are found, they are tied off to end the blood backflow. While, a camera and surgical tools used in laparoscopic surgery, a microscope used in microsurgical surgery.

Varicocelectomy Summary

Anesthesia

General anesthetic

Minimum Stay

3 to 7 days

Back to Work

3 days or more

Hospital Stay

The patient is required to stay 1 night in the hospital

Number of Trips Abroad

1

Varicocelectomy Recovery

It is normal to feel some pain after your surgery. You may return to work after a minimum of 3 days but you should avoid any strenuous activity at least 1-2 weeks. Also, you should not have sex for 1 to 2 weeks. You will need to apply a cold compress to your scrotum for 10 minutes several times a day to reduce swelling. Swimming, bathing and using hut tub are prohibited until the wound has healed.

Varicocelectomy Risks and Complications

Even though they are rare, some risks and possible complication of varicocelectomy include:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding, formation of a blood clot (hematoma)
  • Failure to restore fertility
  • Return of the varicocele
  • Chronic pain
  • Fluid around a testicle (hydrocele)
  • Shrinking (atrophy) of a testicle
  • Injury to nearby nerves, blood vessels, or organs
  • A temporary decrease in sperm count
  • Risks of anesthesia

Varicocelectomy Side Effects

Side effects of varicocelectomy may be:

  • Infection
  • high fever (101°F or higher)
  • feeling nauseous
  • throwing up
  • leg pain or swelling
  • fluid around a testicle (hydrocele)
  • difficulty in completely emptying your bladder
  • redness, inflammation, or drainage from your incisions
  • abnormal swelling that not respond to a cold compress

Varicocelectomy Success Rates

After varicocelectomy, while semen parameters are found to be 70% improved, conception rates are improved 40% to 60% as well.

Varicocelectomy FAQ

- How long will it take for my semen quality to improve after varicocelectomy?
Semen analyses are generally done 3 to 4 months after the varicocelectomy. Semen quality mostly improves in 6 months, however, it may also take up to a year.

This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in October, 2019.