Vascular & Interventional Radiology
diagnostic imaging, Medical Imaging, Interventional Radiologists
A varicocele is a commonly occurring condition in younger men. Most are harmless, but they may cause scrotal pain, testicular atrophy, and can be associated with infertility. A varicocele is a network of varicose veins in the scrotum. Traditionally, these have been repaired by open surgery, with a urologic surgeon cutting down to ligate the veins. This usually cures the problem, but involves some risks associated with surgery, and has a recovery period of several weeks.
Our group, VIR are experts at performing a newer, high-tech, non-surgical procedure to treat varicocele called varicocele embolization. Unlike open surgery, this involves no incision near the genitals at all. A tiny catheter is passed through a skin nick at the top of the leg, and passed down into the vein in the abdomen that is causing the problem.
, diagnostic imaging
, Interventional Radiologists
, Medical Imaging
, Varicocele Treatment