Ass. Porf Muhsin BALABAN is a member of Biruni University School of Medicine, Urology Department. After graduated from Marmara University School of Medicine (English), he completed urology residency at Kartal Training and Research Hospital in Istanbul, 2010.
To increase his knowledge and experience for varicocele microsurgery he had been 3 months residental visits at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio and Albert Einstein University in Newyork, USA.
In adition to USA residental visits, he have been 1 month fellowship on male infertility microsurgery in San Carlo Clinic, Milan University, Italy.
Ass.Prof. Dr Muhsin BALABAN is a pionered microsurgery varicocele surgeon in Istanbul during 2010 and work as Andrologist in IVF unit. He had more than 3000 microsurgery cases experince in last 10 years.
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A varicocele is an dilatation of the veins within the loose bag of skin that holds your testicles (scrotum). A varicocele is similar to a varicose vein you might see in your leg.
Varicoceles are a common cause of low sperm production and decreased sperm quality, which can cause infertility. However, not all varicoceles affect sperm production. Varicoceles can also cause testicles to fail to develop normally or shrink.
Most varicoceles develop over time. Fortunately, most varicoceles are easy to diagnose and many don’t need treatment. If a varicocele causes symptoms, it often can be repaired surgically.
A varicocele often produces no signs or symptoms. But sometimes can cause:
Decrease Testosterone level
With time, varicoceles might enlarge and become more noticeable. A varicocele has been described as looking like a “bag of worms.” The condition might cause a swollen testicle, almost always on the left side.
We need at least one symptoms (Pain, Fertility issues and affecting of testosterone level) to plan varicocele treatment. Sometimes varicocele impair sperm quality and can cause Azospermia (No sperm in ejaculate materials)
The last researches showed that intraoperative doppler technology, leads to increase the ligated veins with more safe surgery. By this technology, microsurgeon can localize the testicle artery easily and can ligate veins around that artery so the outcome become more successful than other techniques.
The surgery takes time approxiamtely 45 minutes and spinal or general anestsia can preferred. Microsurgery performed by 2 cm incision on the inguinal area. Then the spermatic cord taken out and dilated vessels outside and inside the cord ligated. The spermatic artery, vas deferens and lymphatic vessels protected under microscopic magnified view.
The inguinale muscle protecyed by this technique so patient feel less pain after the surgery. Morever, recurrences rate is less than 5% and hydrocele ( fluid collection around scrotum) risk near to zero.
Recent studies showed that, after the microscopic varicocele operation, 10% of azospermia patients with varicocele, the sperm production started in 1 year period.
In some cases, the number, motility and morphology (shape) of the sperm can be in normal limit hovewer the IVF treatment can be failed. In that cases, the DFİ (DNA Fragmantation Index) should check and if DFİ affected, varicocele surgery can be planned.
1- Be sure to bring your varicocele-related test results all the way to the hospital
2- If you want to clear the surgery region before, shave 10 cm of the groin area upward from the root of the penis with both sides completely clean. Staff at the hospital can also do this process when you are laid.
3- You must be hungry for at least 6 hours before the surgery; this hunger should be like fasting in the form of not eating anything or even drinking.
4- Should not use anticoagulant drugs such as Aspirin in the previous week before the surgery.
1- I will visit you before the operation and after the operation
2- Do not eat or drink, as you would expect surgery .
3- It is highly recommended that you do not stand up alone and eat other than the foods given on the first day because of the possibility of dizziness depending on the anesthesia.
4- Start using your prescription drugs at once during 5 days and pain killer if you needed.
5- You can take a shower 1 days after the surgery.
6- The sutures are under the skin so you cant’t see them (aestetic sutures) or need to take them out.
7- After 2 weeks you can have a sexula intercourse observantly.
8- Heavy lifting after surgery can just cause pain for the first 15 days or one month
9- After 3 months, make a sperm analysis an appointment for a free checkup.
Cost Of The Surgery- INTERNATIONAL PATIENT PACKAGE
1 side microscopic varicocle surgery: 2500 Dolars
2 side microscopic Surgery: 3500 Dolars
Re-Do (Secondary Surgery): 4000 Dolars
The airport pick-up by VIP shuttle and take back to airport after surgery and 1 year are free and all included in the package price.