Laparoscopic Surgeon in Mumbai – Dr Pradeep Shriyan

Varicocele Treatment in Mumbai Suburban

Varicocele Treatment Specialist in Goregaon

What is a varicocele?

The scrotum is a skin-covered sac that holds your testicles. It also contains the arteries and veins that deliver blood to the reproductive glands. A vein abnormality in the scrotum may result in a varicocele. A varicocele is an enlargement of the veins within the scrotum. These veins are called the pampiniform plexus.

A varicocele only occurs in the scrotum and is very similar to varicose veins that can occur in the leg. A varicocele can result in decreased sperm production and quality, which in some cases can lead to infertility. It can also shrink the testicles.

Not all varicoceles affect sperm production.

What causes a varicocele to develop?

A spermatic cord holds up each testicle. The cords also contain the veins, arteries, and nerves that support these glands. In healthy veins inside the scrotum, one-way valves move the blood from the testicles to the scrotum, which sends it back to the heart.

Sometimes the blood doesn’t move through the veins like it should and begins to pool in the vein, causing it to enlarge. A varicocele develops slowly over time.

Varicocele Treatment options


A varicocelectomy is a same-day surgery that’s performed. A Surgeon or Urologist will go in through one’s abdomen or pelvis and clamp or tie off the abnormal veins. Blood can then flow around the abnormal veins to the normal ones.

Varicocele embolization

Varicocele embolization is a less invasive, same-day procedure. A small catheter is inserted into a groin or neck vein. A coil is then placed into the catheter and into the varicocele. This blocks blood from getting to the abnormal veins.

Varicocele Treatment in Mumbai Suburban

When to seek help for Varicocele?

If one has the following symptoms then he should consider visiting a General Surgeon or Urologist:

If the varicocele is large, one’s testicles are too small, one’s sperm count is low, or one and one’s partner are having difficulty in getting pregnant, this may be recommended.

You should also talk with your doctor if you notice any of the following symptoms:

  1. dull, aching, or throbbing pain in the scrotum, testicle, or groin
  2. swelling of the scrotum
  3. shrinkage of the affected testicle
  4. a lump or bulge on the scrotum
  5. changes in the size of one or both testicles
  6. impaired fertility

For comprehensive treatment for Varicocele, Spermatocele, Circumcision, Hydrocele, Phimosis, Paraphimosis, or any other related condition in Mumbai Suburban or its vicinity, consider scheduling an appointment with Dr. Pradeep Shriyan.
Distinguished as a senior Laparoscopic and General, in the Mumbai Suburban region, Dr. Shriyan’s expertise lies in the specialized field of General and laparoscopic surgery.