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Hydrocelectomy

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A hydrocelectomy performed at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital by some of the best urologists in the country may be the best treatment option for your particular case. Due to the latest technology and techniques used at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, our doctors can make sure this procedure is done in the safest conditions available today. With the option of it being performed as a minimally invasive procedure, your recovery period will be shortened so you can enjoy your newly found comfort.

Hydrocelectomy, also known as hydrocele repair is a surgical procedure performed with the purpose to remove the abnormal sac of fluid (hydrocele) that develops around the testicle and prevent its recurrence. Hydroceles usually occur due to the irritation of the membrane surrounding the testes that leads to overproduction of tissue fluid, which is defectively absorbed. They can be found in children or adult males and the surgery is performed in order to drain and remove the fluid pocket so that the pain and sensation of weight in the scrotum disappears.

The procedure is performed under spinal or general anesthesia.

The surgeon will make an incision along the scrotum to reach the testicle and the sac that holds the fluid.

After the fluid has been removed, the incision will be repaired in a way so that recollection of fluid is prevented.

Some surgeons may perform laparoscopic hydrocelectomy making a tiny incision that allows the passage of surgical instruments while displaying images on a monitor.

Hydrocelectomy is performed with the purpose to correct hydrocele and prevent its recurrence and unwanted symptoms such as scrotal heaviness, discomfort, or pain.

It will also correct the disfigurement caused in some cases by the large size of the hydrocele.

In most cases, hydrocelectomy is considered a safe surgery with minimal risks. However, sometimes injury to spermatic vessels can occur affecting the man's fertility. Other risks would be the recurrence of hydrocele, infection, or difficulties when urinating. Allergic reactions to post-surgery medication can also occur.