A varicocele occurs when veins from the testicle become dilated. Varicoceles most commonly occur on the left. 15% of men have a varicocele, and up to 40% of men with infertility will be diagnosed with a varicocele. Although though most varicoceles are asymptomatic, some are associated with symptoms or conditions
- Abnormal sperm quality
- Testicular atrophy
- Low testosterone (Low-T)
Microsurgical varicocele repair begins with a small incision near the pubic bone. An operating microscope is used to identify and divide the dilated veins from the testicle. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes approximately 1 hour to complete. Patients are able to go home the same day. Microsurgical varicocele repair has been shown to improve pregnancy rates compared to men who do not undergo varicocele repair. Semen quality has been shown to improve in approximately 60% of men after varicocele repair.
The doctor is fellowship trained in performing microsurgical varicocele repairs. Please contact our office today in order to make an appointment and discuss your options for varicocele treatment.