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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

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Varicocele in different languages:
  • Varicocele in Hindi: वेरीकोसील
  • Varicocele in Marathi: वैरिकासेल
  • Varicocele in Telugu: వరికోసెల్
  • Varicocele in Tamil: வெரிகோசெல்
  • Varicocele in Malayalam: വെരിക്കോസെലെ
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

If you consult a doctor for the diagnosis and treatment of your condition, the doctor will first feel for the non-tender mass above your testicle by physically examining your hydrocele. The doctor may also ask you to stand, take a deep breath to check for any abnormal enlargement of the veins in the scrotum. In order to confirm the diagnosis, the doctor may further recommend you to go through diagnostic tests like doppler/scrotal ultrasound and scrotal infrared digital thermography.

Let us now understand the various procedures of treating varicoceles:

  • Percutaneous embolization: This is a minimally-invasive daycare procedure that involves the injecting of a small catheter through the groin into the scrotal vein. Once the catheter is injected, a coil is inserted through the catheter into the varicocele to block the affected veins. This helps in redirecting the blood flow to the circulatory system via an alternate pathway through the healthy veins, resulting in the collapsing of the damaged veins.
  • Laparoscopic Varicocelectomy: A Laparoscopic varicocelectomy is performed under general anesthesia. During the procedure, the surgeon will make several small incisions around the abdomen and insert a thin, lighted scope (laparoscope). The abdomen will then be inflated using CO2 gas, which would allow the doctor to have a proper view of the internal structures. As soon as the swollen veins are identified, they will be cut and the ends will be closed off. Once the procedure is complete, all the tools will be removed and the incisions will be closed with sutures or clips.
  • Microscopic Varicocelectomy: This procedure is carried out with the help of a microscope. During this procedure, the surgeon makes a small incision above the scrotum and separates the testicular arteries and vas deferens in the scrotum. The surgeon then dissects further down to the spermatic cord, keeping the lymphatic drainage intact. Once the abnormal veins are encountered, each vein is meticulously dissected circumferentially and tied off to disrupt the flow, before draining the blood away from the testicle into the inner thigh and pelvis.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of varicocele surgery in Pune?

Varicocele surgery in Pune can cost between Rs. 55,000 to Rs. 70,000. Factors like doctor fee, the cost of medications, the price of lab tests, and the location of the hospital can affect the price range. To know more details about the cost of varicocele surgery in Pune, you can contact us.

Which doctor should I consult for treating my varicocele in Pune?

In Pune, you can consult a urologist or a general surgeon to get rid of your varicocele. Our urologists and general surgeons at Pristyn Care do a thorough diagnosis of your condition before treating it in the safest and most advanced procedure.

How long does it take to complete a varicocele surgery in Pune?

Our urologists and general surgeons in Pune can take about 30 to 45 minutes to complete a varicocelectomy. However, the time duration of a varicocele surgery can vary depending on the expertise of the surgeon and the severity of the varicocele.

Is Varicocele treatment painful?

Every surgery results in a certain level of pain. However, our doctors at Pristyn Care in Delhi ensure painless and bloodless treatment for varicocele. The Varicocele surgery is performed by highly experienced and skilled doctors who have mastered in performing laparoscopic surgery.

Does varicocele cause sexual weakness?

Varicoceles reduce the production of testosterone, followed by a number of symptoms that might interfere with a man’s sexual as well as day-to-day life.

What is the best method of treatment for varicocele in Pune?

Laparoscopic varicocelectomy is considered as the most advanced, effective, and painless procedure for treating varicoceles. The post-surgical risks and complications are also reduced to a greater extent.

When will I be able to return to work after a varicocele surgery Pune?

You will probably be able to perform your daily activities and return to work within 2 to 3 days after undergoing a varicocelectomy. However, this also depends on the type of work you do.

Can a varicocele go away on its own?

It is highly unlikely for a varicocele to go away on its own. Medications and certain home remedies might help in providing temporary relief. Surgical treatment is the only method to get rid of varicoceles.

Can exercises help in curing varicoceles?

Yoga and kegel exercises can restore blood flow and improve muscle tone, which can help in alleviating the symptoms of varicocele. However, apart from these, if any other exercises are performed, it can end up in worsening the scenario and can inflict more swelling and pain.

Can undergoing varicocele surgery in Pune be painful?

The traditional open surgery for varicocele can certainly be painful. However, with the advancements in surgical procedures such as laparoscopic varicocelectomy, a person can undergo an absolutely painless and highly-effective surgical procedure involving no risks and complications.

How long does it take for the sperm count to become normal after varicocelectomy?

It takes about 3-4 months for the sperm count to become normal after a varicocelectomy. A person facing sperm count issues will have to wait for the given period of time for the results to show up.

Where can I get the best varicocele treatment in Pune?

Pristyn Care offers the modern varicocele surgeries in Pune. We have some of the best vascular doctors that have treated numerous patients of varicocele in Pune. You can book your online appointment with one of our specialist doctors at the Pristyn Care clinic nearby your place.

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.
Who treats varicocele? 

A vascular surgeon diagnoses and treats varicocele. Contact Pristyn Care to consult with some of the top vascular surgeons in Pune. Our vascular specialists have an excellent track record that ensures a very high success rate.

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 Pune?

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 Pune?

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 Pune?

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

  • 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 Pune?

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

Grades of varicocele

  • Grade 0: This is the initial stage where the condition is asymptomatic.
  • Grade 1: The varicocele is not visible in this stage, but the initial signs like discomfort and soreness start to show up.
  • Grade 2: At this stage, the symptoms start to worsen and you may possibly notice swelling in the veins of the scrotum.
  • Grade 3: This is the advanced stage where the enlarged veins in the scrotum become clearly visible. As the symptoms also aggravate, the risk of complications also increases significantly.

Complications that can arise if a varicocele is not treated on time

Following are some of the major complications that can arise if a varicocele is not treated on time:

  • Formation of blood clots in the damaged vein
  • Damaged testicles
  • Erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation
  • Rupturing of the veins due to blood clot
  • Infection in the scrotum
  • Rupturing of varicocele as a traumatic response while performing strenuous activities

Best home remedies for varicocele

Here are some of the most effective home remedies for a quick relief from the symptoms of varicocele:

  • Cold compresses/Ice packs: Gently applying ice packs and cold compresses on the scrotum or groin area twice or thrice a day can help in getting relief from the swelling and soreness of the varicocele.
  • Wearing jockstrap for proper support: Jockstrap is an undergarment that provides scrotal support. Wearing it protects the testes while performing physical activities. Jockstrap minimizes the pressure on the scrotum and prevents the varicocele from becoming more sore and inflicting more pain.
  • Yoga can alleviate the discomforts of varicocele: Yoga asanas like Ananda Balasana, Viparita Karani, Dhanurasana and Vajrasana bring significant improvements in varicocele by improving blood circulation and boosting fertility.
  • Stay away from strenuous physical activities: Indulging in strenuous physical activities can lead to excess pressure on the lower body, which can worsen the symptoms and aggravate the condition of varicocele. Therefore, it is best to refrain from lifting heavy objects, running, jumping and performing strenuous exercises.
  • Eat a fiber-rich diet: Incorporating more fruits, grains, and fiber-rich foods ensure proper functioning of the digestive system. A fiber-rich diet can help in maintaining a proper bowel movement, preventing constipation.
  • Horse chestnut supplements: Horse chestnuts have anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can help significantly relieve the pain and inflammation that occurs due to varicoceles. Horse chestnut also contains a compound called aescin which cures male infertility caused due to varicoceles.

Highly experienced varicocele doctors in Pune

Urologists and general surgeons associated with Pristyn Care in Pune have at least 8 years of experience in performing laparoscopic varicocelectomy with a success rate. Some of the best urologists and general surgeons associated with Pristyn Care in Pune are:

  • Dr. Anurag Awasthi
  • Dr. Kundan Kharde
  • Dr. Milind Joshi
  • Dr. Gulhane Parag
  • Dr. Pankaj Waykole
  • Dr. Sachin Krushnarao
  • Dr. Parmeshwar Bambrule
  • Dr. Shekhar Takale

Hospitals associated with Pristyn Care

Hospitals associated with Pristyn Care in Pune are highly reliable and trustworthy. The hospitals follow all the necessary regulations and adopt all the COVID-19 safety protocols. Some of our partnered hospitals in Pune are:

  • Columbia Asia
  • AHLL Spectra
  • Global Multispeciality Hospital
  • Rising Medicare Hospital
  • Chellaram Hospital
  • Lifepoint Multispeciality Hospital
  • Vishwaraj Hospital

Why choose Pristyn Care for Varicocele Repair Treatment?

  • Pristyn Care houses some of the best urologists and general surgeons in Pune who have years of experience in delivering surgical treatment for vascular diseases like varicocele, varicose veins, hydrocele, etc. with a proven success rate.
  • Pristyn Care is associated with the top hospitals in Pune that are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities required to perform advanced surgeries.
  • Urologists/General Surgeons working with Pristyn Care do a thorough consultation in the case of every patient to understand the health condition and then determine the treatment method that will work best.
  • A dedicated ‘care buddy’ is assigned to every patient on the day of the surgery. We strive to make the whole surgical experience for our patients a seamless one. Once you reach the hospital, your dedicated medical attendant or ‘care buddy’ will take care of every paperwork and formality on your behalf.
  • To ease out the commuting process for our patients, we also provide free cab facilities to bring you from home to the hospital and help you return back home after the surgery.
  • A free-of-cost follow-up is provided to the patients within the first seven days after the surgery.

How to book an appointment with urologists at Pristyn Care?

Every surgery at Pristyn Care is done using the most advanced and USFDA-approved medical technology and equipment. Being one of the leading health tech startups in India, dedicated to simplifying the surgical experience of every patient, we provide end-to-end facilities to our patients and give complete assistance in their treatment journey. Pristyn Care ensures that a patient has a care-filled and hassle-free experience. You can book an appointment and get in touch with our doctors virtually from the comfort of your home or anywhere by dialing on the given numbers or by filling up the ‘Book Appointment’ form below.

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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