Varicocele Repair in Clovis, California (CA)

Varicoceles are a cluster of tangled veins in the scrotum that can cause pain and potentially affect male fertility. They are essentially varicose veins and as a result, blood tends to pool in the veins in the spermatic cord, the cord that runs from the testicle into the body. Whether you are experiencing pain or wish to increase your chances of fathering children, varicocele repair is the solution for you. 

How varicocele repair is performed 

After your doctor has determined that you have a varicocele, (either through feeling the scrotum and/or using an ultrasound) he/she will perform laproscopic surgery. Under general anesthesia, your suregoen will use clips or ties on the outside of your varicoceles to block incoming blood flow. He/she will typically approach the problematic vein through or below your groin area, but it's also possible to make an incision in your abdomen.Your surgeon makes a small incision and inserts a microscopic camera to see and to repair the varicocele.

Recovery after surgery

Varicocele repair is an outpatient procedure, but you need to remain dormant during most of the day right after surgery-- ideally lying down or reclining at home. You can expect some mild pain and discomfort, however your doctor will prescribe painkillers. You can return to your normal routine after two days, granted they are not strenuous. Heavy lifting and other physically-demanding activities will have to wait until at least two weeks later. You also need to walk around the house to exercise your calf muscles, but at a gentle pace.

Costs

Varicocele repair is generally covered by insurance. Your total out-of-pocket cost depends on your deductible, doctor visit co-pays and co-insurance. For those without insurance, you’ll need to talk to your doctor concerning costs.


About Nadeem Rahman, M.D.

Dr. Rahman is an expert in minimally invasive surgeries especially for Vasectomy and Vasectomy Reversal. His techniques allow patients to quickly return to normal activity. He has performed thousands of these procedures.

Dr. Rahman received his medical degree from Duke University and subsequently trained in urology with world renowned physicians at UCSF in San Francisco, with specialty work in male sexual dysfunction and infertility.

Special Interest

  • Vasectomy
  • Vasectomy Reversal
  • Infertility
  • Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Saint Agnes Medical Center
Clovis Community Hospital
Fresno Surgical Hospital
Valley Care Hospital of Pleasanton

Featured Specialist for Varicocele Repair in Clovis, CA

Nadeem Rahman, M.D.

California Urology

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782 Medical Center Drive E.
Clovis, CA 93611

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