Varicocele Embolisation

  • varicocele embolisation is typically used to treat unsightly veins on the surface of the skin

A varicocele is the term given to an enlarged vein or a network of tangled blood vessels that can appear in the scrotum, causing pain, swelling or atrophy (shrinkage) of the testicles and is also a leading cause of male infertility.

Asymptomatic varicocele is a common condition that does not necessarily cause pain or infertility. Treatment is only really needed if the varicocele causes pain, atrophy or lead to infertility.

At The Cooden Medical Group we carry out varicocele embolisation, a non-surgical treatment option that can safely relieve pain, swelling and may improve sperm quality as treatment can improve semen analysis, increasing chances of fertility.

The procedure uses imaging guidance and a catheter to place a tiny coil and/or embolic fluid in a blood vessel to divert blood flow away from a varicocele. It’s less invasive than conventional surgery, can safely relieve pain and swelling, and may improve sperm quality.

Initial Consultation for Varicocele Embolisation

All our vein treatments require an initial, investigative consultation. We will perform a range of comprehensive diagnostic tests and scans, based on a foundation of ultrasound scanning of the testes to confirm the presence grade of varicocele and, in preparation of any treatment plan. Here we will review your symptoms and then create a unique treatment plan for you, accurately outlining the type and cost of your procedure.

  • What will I experience during the procedure?

    If the procedure is performed under sedation, the intravenous (IV) sedative will make you feel relaxed and sleepy. During varicocele embolization, tiny nick is made in the leg to insert a catheter, which is then guided up to the abdomen and into the varicocele vein. After the procedure, the catheter is removed and no stitches are needed.

    What will I experience after the procedure?

    You will be instructed to return home and rest quietly on the day of the procedure and if you feel ready, you may resume normal activity the next day.

    Is the procedure painful?

    No, as we perform this procedure using local anaesthesia and sedation.

    How long does the procedure take?

    The length of the procedure takes approximately 45 - 60 minutes. Typically, patients are observed for a few hours and go home the same day.

    What are the risks of this procedure?

    Risks are uncommon and are limited to bruising at the catheter site, nausea or mild backache. Infection, hydrocele or loss of a testicle has never been reported after coil embolisation.

  • Consultation & Ultrasound: £400
  • Currently no photos are available

    View Gallery veins treatment gallery photos

Contact The Cooden Medical Group now on 01424 846190


  • "True excellence, would not hesitate to recommend. Thank you team, you are all wonderful."
  • "Always felt welcomed, always felt well informed, always felt taken care of. Thank you Dr Faris & Shannon!"
  • “I received a very high standard of care from initial consultation to after treatment. All staff were unfailingly polite and courteous and I would recommend the clinic unreservedly.”
  • “I was very satisfied with the treatment and Dr. Mo Faris carried out the procedure in a very efficient and professional way. I wouldn't hesitate to have any further problem carried out at your clinic.”
  • “Excellent reception welcome and procedure on my legs was very quick and painless. Thank you all. I would definitely recommend The Cooden Medical Group.”
  • "The clinic made my whole procedure as comfortable and relaxing as possible. Would certainly recommend Dr Faris and his team to my friends and family."
  • "Very professional, friendly staff with a good range of treatments on offer to make me look and feel better."