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About Varicocele

When the veins in the scrotum enlarge, the condition is known as Varicocele. Varicocele affects sperm production and function that can potentially reduce fertility. Out of a hundred males, ten to fifteen have varicocele. Varicoceles are found to be more common on the left side of the scrotum as the male anatomy is not the same on both sides.

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Overview

Varicocele
Foods to avoid with varicocele:
  • Refined carbohydrates
  • Added sugar
  • Alcohol
  • Canned foods
  • Too much salt
ICD-10 code for varicocele
  • ICD-10 code for perineum varicocele - I86.3
  • ICD-10 code for spermatic cord - I86.1
Complications of untreated varicocele:
  • Infertility
  • Low testosterone production
  • Shrinking testicle or testicular atrophy
Why Pristyn Care for varicocele treatment?
  • Highly experienced vascular surgeons
  • Flexible payment options
  • Assistance in insurance claim
  • USFDA-approved treatments
  • Free-follow up consultation
  • Free transportation on the day of the surgery
Varicocele pain areas:
  • Throbbing pain in the testis
  • Stabbing pain in the groin
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Treatment

Varicocele is treated in several ways that include percutaneous embolization, open surgery, and laparoscopic surgery.

Percutaneous Embolization

During this procedure, the radiologist inserts a catheter into the veins through a tube with X-Ray guidance and repairs varicocele. It is performed under the influence of anesthesia through a small hole in the groins.

Surgery

The most-effective treatment for curing a varicocele is surgery. This is done when the varicocele causes discomfort or the doctor feels there is a risk of infertility.

A small incision is made in the abdomen or upper thigh. After that, using ultrasound and surgical equipment, the doctor closes the affected veins to reroute the blood through other healthy and unaffected veins.

The doctor then applies a dressing to the site of the incision. The surgery of varicocele is also known as varicocelectomy. The whole procedure is performed under the influence of anesthesia. Varicocele Surgery is done in two ways, including open surgery and laparoscopic surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of varicocele surgery in Kolkata?

The average cost of varicocele surgery in Kolkata ranges from Rs. 55,000 to Rs. 65,000. However, it’s not the final cost of this surgery. The cost of varicocele treatment in Kolkata depends on several factors such as the severity of the condition, type of surgery, and experience of the surgeon, etc.

How Pristyn care treats varicocele in Kolkata?

This disease is treated in several ways in Kolkata. This may include open surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and percutaneous embolization. The doctor chooses the best-suited treatment option based on several factors that mainly include the grade of varicocele and age as well as the overall health of the patient.

How much time does varicocele laparoscopic surgery take to complete?

This surgery takes around 30 minutes to complete. This is a daycare procedure so the patients are discharged from the hospital just after a few hours of the surgery. They can also resume their work in the next 48 hours.

How soon can I have sexual intercourse post the varicocele surgery?

You can start your sexual activity after 15-20 days of the surgery. However, discuss the same with your doctor to avoid possible complications.

Is it safe to avoid surgery for grade 3 varicocele?

Grade 3 varicocele is a severe condition. At this stage, the lump of damaged veins (varicocele) is visibly big and extremely painful. Problems with fertility also tend to become serious by this time. Delaying the surgery can result in the rupturing of the varicocele in the scrotum. Therefore, it’s not safe to ignore the symptoms or delay the treatment of Grade 3 Varicocele.

What is considered the best treatment for varicocele in Kolkata?

There are several treatments for varicocele, however, laparoscopic varicocelectomy and microscopic varicocelectomy are considered the best treatment for varicocele in Kolkata. If you experience the symptoms of varicocele or are suffering from the same, you should go with any of these procedures after consulting with an experienced and reliable urologist.

How can I consult with the best urologist for varicocele treatment in Kolkata?

If you are suffering from varicocele and want to get treated by the best varicocele doctor in Kolkata, you should contact us right now. We house some of the most experienced and reliable varicocele specialists at our clinics/hospitals in Kolkata. Our varicocele surgeons have mastered the art of performing laparoscopic varicocelectomy successfully.

What are the types of varicocele?

There are three types of varicocele that are known as Grade 1 Varicocele, Grade 2 Varicocele, and Grade 3 Varicocele.

When should I consult the doctor for varicocele?

Consult the doctor if you’re feeling the following symptoms-

  • Dull pain in your scrotum
  • Lump on your testicles
  • Swelling around the scrotum
  • Visibly enlarged veins that may appear like a bag of worms
How to cure varicocele at home?

There are several methods that can manage the symptoms of varicocele at home. However, surgical procedure is the only effective method to treat varicocele. Some of the home remedies for varicocele are –

  • Applying ice – Applying cold ice packs on the scrotum can help relieve the pain
  • Routine changes – Avoiding certain activities such as wearing tight undergarments or food that can trigger discomfort must be avoided.
  • OTC medications – Several pain relievers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen can reduce the pain around the testicles.
What are the different grades of varicocele?

There are three grades of varicocele based on the severity of the condition –

  • Grade I: Mild symptoms where the dysfunctional veins are not visible. Can be detected during the Valsalva maneuver.
  • Grade II: The veins are still not visible but can be felt during the doctor’s exam without the Valsalva maneuver.
  • Grade III: Varicocele veins are apparent, and there is usually no need for any physical examination.
What are the diagnostic tests for varicocele?

The vascular surgeon may recommend several diagnostic tests to determine the presence of varicose veins depending on the severity of the condition. Some of the diagnostic tests include the following-

  • Valsalva Maneuver
  • Doppler Ultrasound
  • Physical examination
  • Scrotal ultrasound
  • Semen analysis
  • Hormone tests
What are the different treatment options for varicocele?

There are several surgical as well as non-surgical methods for the treatment of varicocele depending on the severity of the condition and the preference of the surgeon.

  • Non-surgical methods that include various home remedies, over-the-counter medications, etc.
  • Surgical procedures that include open surgery, laparoscopic procedure, and percutaneous embolization.
How long does it take to recover from varicocelectomy?

Patients who have undergone varicocelectomy can usually resume their daily routine within 2-3 days after the surgery. Varicocelectomy is an outpatient surgery which means the patient can go home within 24 hours of the surgery after consulting with the doctor. There may be mild swelling, redness, and discomfort, which can be reduced in 2-3 weeks by prescribing medication. However, complete recovery from varicocelectomy may take 4-6 weeks.

What is the surgical time of laparoscopic varicocelectomy?

Laparoscopic varicocelectomy can take anywhere between 30 minutes to 45 minutes, depending on the surgical expertise of the surgeon and the grade of varicocele.

Can varicocele affect fertility?

Yes, varicocele can affect fertility as it can lower sperm production. Men with severe cases of varicocele are usually found with lower sperm counts, which can majorly affect fertility.

Does varicocele cause erectile dysfunction?

Severe cases of bilateral varicocele (grade 3 varicocele) are associated with a significant reduction in testicular function, causing erectile dysfunction and male infertility.

Does varicocele go away on its own?

Varicocele can go away on its own for most men, but not all. Some varicocele turns severe that can cause various problems, including infertility. Consult Pristyn Care to know if you are suffering from varicocelectomy and book an appointment today.

Can masturbation cause varicocele?

There is no relation between masturbation and varicocele. Masturbating does not cause varicocele.

What is the cost of varicocele surgery in Kolkata?

The average cost of varicocele surgery generally depends on the different types of techniques used during the procedure, the severity of the condition, etc. Based on these factors, here is an estimated range of costs for different varicocele procedures:

  • Microscopic Varicocelectomy- Rs. 45,000 – Rs. 55,000
  • Embolization Varicocelectomy- Rs. 70,000 – Rs. 1,20,000
  • Laparoscopic Varicocelectomy- Rs. 40,000 -Rs. 50,000
What factors affect the cost of varicocele surgery in Kolkata?

Several factors that affect the cost of varicocele procedure are –

  • Type of surgery
  • General fee of the vascular surgeon
  • Choice of the hospital for the procedure
  • Experience and expertise of the vascular surgeon
  • Type of anesthesia used (local or general)
  • Post-consultation charges
  • Cost of medications
  • Insurance coverage
Is varicocele surgery covered under insurance?

Varicocele procedure is covered under the insurance if the procedure is deemed a medical necessity. Some health insurance companies cover the cost of varicocele partially or entirely. Pristyn Care has a dedicated team that assists with the insurance approval for varicocele surgery. However, the insurance approval depends on the type of your insurance policy and the terms and conditions set by the insurance provider.

How can I choose the best hospital for varicocele surgery in Kolkata?

Consider the following factors while choosing the best vascular surgeon for varicocele surgery in Kolkata –

  • Patients’ reviews
  • Reputation of the hospital
  • Experience of the vascular surgeon
  • Reputation of the surgeon
  • Number of surgeries performed
  • Number of successful surgeries
  • Accessibility of the surgeon (nearby)
What is the success rate of varicocele procedure at Pristyn Care in Kolkata?

The success rate of varicocele surgery at Pristyn Care in Kolkata is well over 90%. Pristyn Care is associated with some of the top hospitals and clinics in Kolkata that ensure a very high success rate. Our vascular surgeons have years of experience in performing successful varicocelectomy with an excellent track record.

More Questions

Why is Varicocele Treatment Necessary?

Varicocele is considered the most common reason for male infertility that can be corrected. Varicocele not only causes physical discomforts such as swelling and pain but also create immense mental pressure.

Timely and proper treatment of varicocele is extremely important. Ignoring the symptoms or leaving varicocele untreated for a long period of time can cause various issues related to infertility.

Following are the infertility issues related to varicoceles:-

  1. As a varicocele grows bigger in size, it pushes aside the testicle in the scrotal sac. This causes the shrinking of testicles that is known as testicular atrophy in medical terms.
  2. One of the WHO researches shows that the males above 30 years of age who suffered from varicocele have lower testosterone levels (male hormone) in comparison to men who did not have varicoceles. And, testosterone is necessary for the optimum production of healthy sperm. Thus, varicoceles have a direct negative impact on the process of sperm formation (spermatogenesis).
  3. Rupturing of varicocele can cause bleeding in the scrotum. This rare and complicated phenomenon is known as a scrotal hematoma
  4. Episodes of erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation also become frequent with varicocele.

How is Varicocele Treated In Kolkata?

You might not need varicocele treatment as several men with varicocele are able to father a child without any treatment. However, if your varicocele causes pain, swelling, discomfort, testicular atrophy, or if the risk of developing infertility is high, you should undergo varicocele repair.

There are several treatment options for varicocele in Kolkata that may include open surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and percutaneous embolization. However, due to its several advantages, laparoscopic varicocele surgery is considered the best treatment in Kolkata. The surgical treatment of varicocele is known as varicocelectomy.

If you experience the symptoms of varicocele or are suffering from the same and seeking the best varicocele treatment in Kolkata, you should choose laparoscopic varicocelectomy after consulting with an experienced, skilled, and reliable varicocele surgeon.

Why Do People Choose Laparoscopic Varicocele Surgery In Kolkata?

There are medications to treat or prevent varicocele. But there are certain painkillers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen that may help with pain caused by varicocele. Surgery is the only treatment option for this disease.

Varicocele surgery can be done in several ways, but the laparoscopic technique is a modern and advanced method that can cure varicocele.

Following are the reasons people prefer laparoscopic surgery for the treatment of varicocele over other methods:-

  1. Laparoscopic Varicocele Surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that involves no major incisions and inflicts no pain or bleeding. This makes laparoscopic varicocelectomy a precise, safe, and successful treatment for varicocele in Kolkata.
  2. Laparoscopic Varicocelectomy is a short procedure that hardly takes 40-45 minutes to complete. After the surgery, the patient stays in the hospital for a few hours and then he can return to his home.
  3. The success rate of laparoscopic varicocelectomy is as high as 95-99 percent and the risk of complications is as low as almost zero. However, you must ensure that you choose an experienced and reliable surgeon. Laparoscopic surgery provides relief from varicocele and the chance of recurrence is negligible.
  4. The recovery after laparoscopic varicocelectomy is very short and comfortable. You just need to follow a few minor precautions for a couple of days. This ensures a healthy recovery and then you can go back to your normal routine in less than a week.

If you are suffering from varicocele and seeking to get the best treatment in Kolkata, you should choose laparoscopic varicocele surgery after consulting with a varicocele specialist.

Get The Best Varicocele Treatment In Kolkata At Pristyn Care

If you have an injury in your scrotum or suffering from varicocele, you should get proper treatment for the same on time. To get the best treatment for varicocele in Kolkata, you can contact Pristyn Care. We have top surgeons and modern medical technologies that make the whole varicocele treatment process easy and comforting for the patients.

At Pristyn Care, varicocele is treated with laparoscopic surgery. The whole surgical procedure is performed by our highly experienced and accomplished surgeons who have mastered the art of treating varicocele successfully. The surgery is absolutely painless, bloodless, and results in no stitches or wounds.

Pristyn Care understands how important it is to consult an experienced and qualified doctor while undergoing treatment for any medical condition. To provide our patients with the best treatment facilities, Pristyn Care is associated with the best vascular surgeons in Kolkata.

The doctors at Pristyn Care are highly experienced, skilled, and reliable. They have performed hundreds of modern laparoscopic varicocelectomy and treated even the severest cases of varicocele with minimal complication.

You Can Consult With Our Following Experienced Varicocele Doctors In Kolkata:-

  1. Dr. Swarupjit Ghata – MBBS (2009)/MS (2015), with 5 years of experience.
  2. Dr. Praveen Kumar – MBBS (2007)/MS (2013), with 5 years of experience.
  3. Dr. Sarfraz Alam- MBBS (2003) / NBE (2013), with 5 years experience.

What Are Top Hospitals For Varicocele Treatment In Kolkata?

Choosing the right hospital and healthcare provider is very crucial for the treatment process. We at Pristyn Care acknowledge this fact and therefore partner only with well-reputed hospitals in Kolkata.

Following are the best hospitals for varicocele treatment in Kolkata that Pristyn Care is associated with:-

  1. Iris Hospital
  2. Seba Hospital
  3. Royd Hospital
  4. Ohio Hospital
  5. Mercy Hospital
  6. Daffodil Hospital
  7. Health Point Hospital
  8. Techno IndiaHorizon Hospital
  9. Repose Clinic and Research Centre
  10. All Asia Institute of Medical Sciences

All the aforementioned hospitals are equipped with the latest technologies and the staff caters to the smallest needs of the patients. The hospitals are well-maintained and follow all the necessary medical and COVID-19 related guidelines. All in all, Pristyn Care assures you a safe and reliable treatment.

Why You Should Choose Pristyn Care For Varicocele Treatment?

Pristyn Care is considered one of the best healthcare providers in Kolkata where you can get the most effective and advanced treatment for varicocele.

Following are the benefits of choosing Pristyn Care for varicocele surgery in Kolkata:-

01. Experienced & Reliable Surgeons

We have a team of highly experienced, skilled, and reliable urologists. Our surgeons have mastered the art of performing laparoscopic varicocelectomy successfully. The success rate of the laparoscopic surgery for varicocele at our clinic/hospital is as high as 95-99 percent and the risk of complications during and after this procedure is as low as almost zero.

If you are struggling with varicocele and want to be treated by the best varicocele surgeon, we are there for you.

02. Free Pick-Up & Delivery

To ensure that the patient doesn’t face any problem, we offer free pick-up and drop service on the day of the surgery. If you are worried about the journey on the day of the surgery, you don’t need to worry about anything as our cab picks up the patients from their homes before surgery and drops them back after completion of the surgery.

03. 30% Off On Diagnostic Tests

To help the patient with their surgery expenditure, we offer a 30% discount on all diagnostic tests that are done before the surgery.

04. Insurance Approval

At our clinic/hospital, we also accept all types of insurance. We assist the patients end-to-end through their individual policies and case-to-case. So rest assured, your experience with insurance approvals will go swift and hassle-free. Also, you can claim insurance.

05. Maintenance Of Proper Safety Standards

To ensure the safety of the patients, we strictly follow the protocols of thermal screening, sanitization at the associated clinics and hospitals. The overall health and safety of the patients are our top priority.

06. Availability Of Advanced Technologies

From diagnosis to surgical procedure, only the latest technologies are used at Pristyn Care. Advanced technologies provide better results and faster recovery to the patient. Our hospitals and clinics as fully equipped with modern and advanced medical technologies.

07. Free Follow-Up Meeting

We also offer free follow-up meetings to our patients for the first few days post-procedure. If you have any problems or questions, you can consult with your doctor without paying any extra fee.

How To Book An Appointment With Varicocele Specialists At Pristyn Care?

It is very easy to book an appointment with a Pristyn Care doctor. You can get in touch with one of our medical representatives either by filling the Book Appointment Form or by directly calling on the Mobile Number provided.

You can also book the appointment through Pristyn Care’s Mobile Application. The medical coordinator will set up the appointment at your convenience.

What Are The Benefits Of Choosing Laparoscopic Varicocelectomy?

Laparoscopic varicocele surgery, also known as laparoscopic varicocelectomy is a modern and advanced procedure used to treat varicocele. Due to its several advantages, it’s the most preferred treatment method for varicocele in Kolkata. Following are the benefits of choosing this procedure for varicocele treatment:-

  1. Involves Small Incisions
  2. Involves No Stitches
  3. Inflicts No Pain Or Bleeding
  4. Results In No Wounds or Scars
  5. Precise, Safe & Effective
  6. Minimally Invasive Procedure
  7. Almost Zero Risk Of Complications
  8. Almost No Risk Of Recurrence

Not only this but the success rate of this procedure is as high as 94-99 percent and the risk of complications during and after the procedure is as low as almost zero. However, you must ensure that you choose an experienced, skilled, and reliable surgeon for this surgery.

If you want to get rid of varicocele without feeling any pain or problem, you can contact Pristyn Care now. At our clinics and hospitals in Kolkata, varicocele is treated with advanced laparoscopic techniques. This procedure is performed by our highly experienced and skilled team of urologists.

Varicocele experts at our clinics and hospitals have sound knowledge of varicocele and mastery over advanced laparoscopic varicocelectomy. They can cure your disease in a matter of time with their years of experience and modern medical technologies.

Possible complications of varicocelectomy surgery:

Varicocelectomy is a safe procedure that ensures effective results within the first 2 weeks after the surgery. However, like any other surgery, there are possible complications associated with the procedure that usually depends on the severity of the condition and the surgical expertise of the surgeon. Pristyn Care ensures comprehensive treatment and post-surgery care for a smooth and quick recovery. Potential risks of varicocelectomy include:

  • Injury to the testicle
  • Bleeding
  • Reaction to the anesthesia administered during surgery
  • Chances of recurrence
  • Infection
  • Blood clots in the legs

Recovery after varicocelectomy:

Patients who undergo varicocelectomy treatment are given a set of instructions from the hospital or your doctor after the surgery to allow smooth and faster recovery. We have a team of highly skilled vascular surgeons with years of experience performing complex varicocelectomy surgeries with great precision. Our surgeons are fully trained to perform surgeries using cutting-edge technology for a very high success rate. Doctors at Pristyn Care provide medications and dietary restrictions after the surgery to reduce the discomfort during recovery duration. There are a few tips that may help during your recovery process:

  • Take adequate rest after the surgery for at least 2-3 days.
  • Lie down gently as much as you can to minimize swelling
  • Keep the wound dry by patting the towel on it after the shower.
  • Avoid strenuous activities like sports, weight lifting, or swimming.
  • Avoid sexual activity for at least 2-3 weeks after the surgery.
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