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.