Scrotal Surgery

 

Gold Coast Urologist Dr Elmes performs various procedures on the testes/scrotum.

Hydrocele

 

This is an abnormal collection of fluid around either testis, which generally gets larger overtime and rarely is it caused by underlying testicular cancer. The sac of fluid needs surgical removal under general anaesthesia. If it is a large volume then you will be in hospital overnight with a drain tube placed in the scrotum.

Vasectomy

 

This is a procedure to ensure male sterility. A small segment of the two “vas deferens” (tube which expels sperm from each testis into prostate/penis) is cut out and the ends of the tube are tied off. A semen analysis is required 3 months after the procedure and patients must liaise with Dr Elmes or their GP before they are confirmed to be infertile.

Epididymal cyst removal

 

An epididymal cyst is a fluid-filled cyst found in the epididymis, a coiled tube in the back of the testicle that stores and transports sperm. This creates a benign lump in the testicle and can be very common with increasing age.

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