Hydrocelectomy is a procedure which is performed to repair a hydrocele. A hydrocele refers to a build-up of fluid near a testicle, which can cause some discomfort in the scrotum. In many cases, the condition resolves itself, although hydroceles can grow bigger over time, causing swelling in the scrotum and pain in the testicles, and may require surgical repair.
A Hydrocelectomy is a procedure where Dr Kiran Singh will remove the fluids and shrink the size of the sac that contained the fluid.
During the procedure, you will be put under general anesthesia and Dr Singh will then insert a tube in your throat to regulate your breathing. Dr Kiran Singh will then make a small incision in the scrotum and drain the fluid. Once all of the fluid has been drained, the scrotum will be stitched closed. The procedure is typically performed as an outpatient surgery, which means you will be able to go home once the procedure is complete.
After the surgery, you may experience some pain and swelling for a few days. A hydrocelectomy normally takes about a half an hour to be done and you may be able to go back home the same day. Dr Singh may insert a small tube called a catheter in your scrotum to drain fluids such as urine. Your urologist will schedule a follow up appointment for you in a few weeks so he can monitor your recovery progress and check for any possible signs of infection or other complications. Your scrotum will be bandaged and you are advised to using a jockstrap to support your scrotum and to reduce discomfort. Avoid lifting heavy things, strenuous exercises and sex for up to 6 weeks during your recovery until you’re your urologist deems you well enough to go back to your normal daily routine.