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What is Varicocele Embolization?

Varicocele embolization is a type of medical procedure. It diverts blood away from an enlarged vein in your scrotum. Such a vein is called a varicocele. It can cause pain, infertility, and swelling. A radiologist uses a coil or special agents to block (or embolize) the vein.

Who Is a Candidate for Varicocele Embolization?

If you prefer a minimally invasive treatment option, speak with your doctor about varicocele embolization, you may be a candidate for varicocele embolization if you are an adult male and have been diagnosed with a varicocele that is causing you testicular pain, discomfort or infertility. Make sure to discuss all varicocele treatment options with your general practitioner or family physician.

Benefits of Varicocele Embolization

Varicocele embolization is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that:

Requires NO general anesthesia (only local anesthesia)
Results in NO scarring
Requires NO overnight stay (same-day procedure)

With varicocele embolization, you can expect:

Success rates of 90%, similar to surgical techniques
Quicker recovery time; days vs. weeks as compared to open surgery
Reduced risk of infection
Ease in  making scheduled appointments at an outpatient center
A same day procedure, allowing you to recover at home


What are the risks of varicocele embolization?

  • Infection

  • Allergic reaction

  • Excess bleeding

  • Migration of the coil sometimes used to block the enlarged vein

  • Lower back pain

  • Inflammation of the scrotum

  • Inflammation of the vein

  • Nausea


How do I get ready for varicocele embolization?

Your healthcare provider will tell you how to prepare for the procedure. Be sure to tell him or her about the following:

  • Your medical history

  • Any past problems with drug allergies or contrast dye

  • Any recent symptoms, such as a fever

  • Any medicine you are taking, including over-the-counter medicines, such as aspirin


What happens during varicocele embolization?

  • You’ll likely first be given medicine to make you relaxed and sleepy.

  • Your medical team will carefully watch your heart rate and blood pressure.

  • You will receive a shot of numbing medicine into an area on the inner portion of your upper thigh. You may feel a small prick. The shot will stop you from feeling much during the procedure.

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About The Doctor

Dr Ashank Bansal is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon with more than 10 years of experience in the field. He has been trained in complex peripheral vascular interventions and laser ablation of varicose veins from prestigious LTMGH Hospital in Mumbai and in complex neuro-interventions from National Neuroscience Institute Singapore. He has been trained in vascular diseases, especially laser ablation of varicose veins, from Royal College of Radiology, London and holds the special distinction of being the youngest ever to be accredited by Royal College.. He has been awarded Master of Radiology, by National University Singapore, ranked as Asia’s best University. He is the presently the most qualified Interventional Radiologist in the country. Every year 2 fellows train under him from all over Mumbai.




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