How long is the hospital stay for the orchiectomy procedure?

Your doctor will tell you how much time you should expect to stay in the hospital before you schedule the surgery.

Orchiectomy takes approximately an hour to perform and requires a short stay at the hospital

Before our patients decide to have an orchiectomy procedure in our hospital, we provide them with a comprehensive list of preoperative and postoperative indications. We want to make sure you are fully prepared for this surgery and we will tell you how long your hospital stay should be so that you can make the proper arrangements.

  • You will usually be admitted to the hospital on the same day as your surgery.
  • You will have the operation either under a full general anesthetic (where you will be asleep) or a spinal anesthetic (where you are unable to feel anything from the waist down).
  • The surgeon will make a small incision into the groin on the affected side. They will then push the testicle up from the scrotum, and remove it through the incision.
  • When you have safely recovered from the anesthetic you will be able to eat and drink. The hospital staff will encourage you to get up and start walking around as soon as possible.
  • You may be discharged from the hospital when both you and your doctor think the time is right. In some cases, patients need to spend more time in the hospital, but the length of their stay is short compared to other procedures.
  • You will need someone (a relative or a friend) to take you home and stay with you for the first 24 hours once you are home.
  • Within 1 to 2 weeks, regular activities may be resumed, and a full recovery can be expected within 2 to 4 weeks following the orchiectomy.

At Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital our board-certified urologists provide a rapid and efficient service in treating a range of penoscrotal procedures, tailored to the individual patient, with the full support of the latest equipment and clinical expertise available.


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