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What is Orchiectomy?
Orchiectomy is the surgical removal of one or both the testicles. This is performed mostly to treat or to prevent prostate cancer from spreading to other parts. This surgery will also help in preventing testicular cancer and breast cancer in men. Orchiectomy is also performed before the sexual reassignment surgery (SRS) if the person is converting from male to female. There are different types of Orchiectomy. They are:
What are the advantages of Orchiectomy?
The following are the advantages of Orchiectomy:
What are the indications of Orchiectomy?
The following are the indications of Orchiectomy:
What is the preparation for Orchiectomy?
The following are the steps to be prepared for Orchiectomy:
What is the postprocedure care/recovery care for Orchiectomy?
The following are the post-care steps to be followed after Orchiectomy:
Who can perform Orchiectomy [Right specialist type for Orchiectomy]?
Orchiectomy can be performed by a certified and skilled Urologist who is well experienced in Orchiectomy.
What is the cost of Orchiectomy?
Cost of Orchiectomy depends on factors such as:
Minimum amount to be paid in Chennai starts from Rs.20,900
Average charges in Chennai is approximately Rs.30,495
Maximum cost in Chennai rises up to Rs.78,375
Is Orchiectomy a major surgery or minor surgery?
Orchiectomy is considered major surgery as it involves the removal of the testicles.
What is the eligibility criteria for Orchiectomy?
The following are the eligibility criteria for Orchiectomy:
What is the ineligibility criteria for Orchiectomy?
The following are the ineligibility criteria for Orchiectomy:
What are the risks and complications associated with Orchiectomy?
The following are the risks and complications involved in Orchiectomy:
How long does it take to complete Orchiectomy?
Orchiectomy may take 30-60 minutes for the complete procedure.
What is the recovery time?
The recovery time for Orchiectomy may depend on:
However, the recovery time may vary from days to weeks after the surgery.
What is the success rate of Orchiectomy?
The success rate of Orchiectomy may vary from person to person however, it is 75%-85%.
Is Orchiectomy painful?
Every surgery comes with a certain level of pain and some discomfort. You won't be experiencing pain during this process because you will be under general anesthesia.
Is Orchiectomy permanent?
Orchiectomy is the removal of testicles which is permanent.
What are the long-term results of Orchiectomy?
The long-term results of Orchiectomy are as follows:
Can Orchiectomy be detected in the future?
Orchiectomy can be detected in the future as the testicles are removed permanently.
What are the options if Orchiectomy fails?
If Orchiectomy fails then the doctor may recommend repeating the surgery.
What are the alternatives for Orchiectomy?
The alternatives for Orchiectomy are: