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What are the surgical treatments for varicocele?

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Open surgery: The doctor will make a 1-inch cut into your scrotum. They’ll use a magnifying glass or microscope to help hem see small veins better. You might get local anesthesia to numb the area, or you may need general anesthesia to help you sleep through the procedure.

Laparoscopic surgery: The doctor makes a much smaller cut and uses it to insert tubes that hold surgical tools and a special camera to help them see inside you. You’ll get general anesthesia so you can sleep during it.

From: What Is a Varicocele? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Varicocele: Diagnosis & treatment,” “Varicocele: Symptoms & causes.”

Urology Care Foundation: “How Are Varicoceles Treated?” “More Information,” “What Are Signs of a Varicocele?” “What Are Varicoceles?” “What Can I Expect After Treatment?”

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on December 01, 2017

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Varicocele: Diagnosis & treatment,” “Varicocele: Symptoms & causes.”

Urology Care Foundation: “How Are Varicoceles Treated?” “More Information,” “What Are Signs of a Varicocele?” “What Are Varicoceles?” “What Can I Expect After Treatment?”

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on December 01, 2017

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