Varicocelectomy, is the procedure to fix Varicoceles, which are dilated or enlarged testicular veins inside the scrotum, and is really similar to varicose veins in the legs. These varicoceles are found in about 15% of men worldwide, and men with infertility are more likely to suffer from this disease. But also, when a varicocele happens can decrease the patient’s sperm production and quality, causing in some cases infertility.
The urologist will make an incision of around 1 or 2 inches on the pelvis or the lower part of the abdomen to clamp the abnormal veins, making it possible for the blood to flow around them. The procedure takes about 2 hours and you’ll go home the same day.
It is advisable to rest in a room until the anesthesia wears off, some effects of the anesthesia that you may feel are nausea and sleepiness. You’ll be given some medicines to relieve the pain. You will advised to not do any heavy lifting and not have sex for 2 weeks, apply ice compresses and take the medication as advised.