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Laparoscopic Orchiopexy

Testicles are formed in the abdomen and move down (descend) to settle in the scrotum (sac beneath the penis). Undescended testicles can become damaged and lead to male infertility later in life. Laparoscopic orchiopexy is a surgical procedure that involves the movement of undescended testicles into the scrotum. It is performed under general anesthesia. Your surgeon makes small incisions on the abdomen, scrotum or groin depending on the location of the testes. A laparoscope (tube with a light and a tiny camera) is inserted to view the undescended testicles. The camera is fixed to a video screen which allows your surgeon to have a magnified view of the operating field. Surgical instruments are inserted through the other incisions to access the testicles. The vas deferens (tube that transfers sperm from the testes to the penis) and testicles are freed from the surrounding tissues and mobilized into the scrotal position. The testicles are secured and the incisions are closed with sutures.

Like all surgical procedures, laparoscopic orchiopexy may be associated with certain complications, which include:

  • Injury to the vas deferens
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Damage to the surrounding tissues

The advantages of laparoscopic orchiopexy when compared to open surgery include:

  • Reduced hospital stay
  • Less post-operative pain
  • Smaller incisions and less scarring
  • Faster recovery

NMC UroCare provides specialized and experienced urologists and the best quality treatments available. For further information on Laparoscopic Orchiopexy, please contact NMC UroCare at http://www.nmcurocare.ae/contact-us/