How is a varicocele treated?
If the child is not experiencing pain or discomfort, the urologist may suggest yearly follow-ups to evaluate the varicocele. If the child is experiencing pain or if the testicle is smaller, a surgery called a varicocelectomy may be recommended. This outpatient surgery removes the large veins and does not require an overnight stay in the hospital.
Why choose Children's Colorado for your child's varicocele?
At Children's Colorado, we have dedicated specialists in pediatric urology, pediatric radiology and pediatric anesthesia. Our specialists are able to accurately make a diagnosis with as little discomfort to your child as possible. Frequently, no active treatment is necessary. If surgery is required, our experienced experts will provide state-of-the-art care for your child.