Hydrocelectomy is a surgery to remove a fluid filled sac inside the scrotum. It can happen on one or both sides of the scrotum. These can from due to an injury or inflammation caused by infection. Typically, a hydrocele goes away on it’s own within 6-12 months, however, if it does not resolve on its own, then surgical repair is necessary to prevent further complications. It is a relatively minor surgery and most people return home the same day. Unfortunately, urology surgeries like this are considered elective and almost always have a wait time.
In 1993, the average wait time from urology specialist to surgery was 4.2 weeks. This has more than doubled with the new average at 10.6 weeks in 2022. Leaving a hydrocele not attended to when surgery is required can cause an inguinal hernia or tumor. Keep in mind that you will have already had it for 6-12 months in the hopes it resolves on it’s own. Not having it dealt with in a timely manner could result in more issues down the road, not to mention the daily swelling and pain they cause.
Hydrocelectomy can be done on a private basis in Canada and in the US. The pricing in the US starts at $5750 USD with a $200 USD consultation fee and $5500 CAD with a $750 consultation fee. Consultations can be set up within a week or 2 of medical records being received and a surgery date within a couple weeks after that. *The Canadian facility can be more like 6-8 weeks. Pricing is for unilateral. Bilateral will be additional.
If you are on the wait list for this procedure and would like to explore your options, contact Health Vantis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-344-3544.