Varicoceles Treatment for Male Infertility

A varicose vein is caused when the vein valve fails and blood pools, enlarging the vein and causing varicoceles. When a varicocele occurs in the testicle or scrotum, it can cause infertility, a dull, “toothache-like” pain, and testicular atrophy. It is a common issue, affecting approximately 10% of men.

The Varicoceles Procedure

  • A small catheter is inserted into the groin area to access the femoral vein
  • Catheter guided to testicular vein
  • Contrast injected to map out the problem area so it can be embolized or blocked using tiny particles
  • Blood flow redirected to healthier veins
  • Pressure eased on the varicocele, restoring normal function

The Varicoceles Procedure – What to Expect

  • Procedure takes approximately 30-45 minutes with a two-hour recovery time
  • Done in office
  • Return home the same day
  • Return to normal activity the next day

The Varicoceles Procedure – Advantages

  • Office-based and minimally invasive
  • Home same day
  • Quicker recovery times
  • Very low complication rates
  • No general anesthesia needed

Can Varicoceles treatment be right for you?

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