If your son has varicoceles, a swelling of the veins in the scrotum, he will be referred to a pediatric urologist. A varicocele usually affects boys during puberty (around age 15) and since Nemours pediatric urologists are specially trained and only treat children, we have lots of experience with conditions that affect developing boys. Our teams are here to offer your teen a sensitive approach for this type of care.
Nationally Recognized Pediatric Urologists
Services We Offer for Varicoceles
Most varicoceles need no treatment, but it is important to identify and monitor them. We offer a variety of diagnostic and treatment services, which may vary depending on the condition or location, including:
- anti-inflammatory medications (to reduce varicocele pain and improve blood flow)
- ultrasounds (especially if varicoceles leads to a visible difference in the size of your son’s testicles)
- varicocelectomy (an outpatient surgery done, if necessary, to redirect blood flow to other veins)
Why Choose Us for Varicocele Treatment
If your child needs care for a varicocele, you can count on the experts at Nemours. Our urologists are specialists in urology for kids — board-certified in pediatric urology and highly experienced in varicocele surgery, including minimally invasive procedures, if it’s needed. Year after year, many are recognized as Best Doctors in America® , as well as "Top Doctors" by local magazines in our regions. And, we offer family-friendly facilities with medical equipment designed for kids and teens if your son needs surgery (which can often be done with no overnight stay needed).
Regional Varicoceles Highlights
Services, programs, facilities and care teams differ at each location. Call for details.
We offer urology care for kids with varicoceles at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children (Wilmington, Del.) and select Nemours duPont Pediatrics locations including our advanced, fully equipped pediatric outpatient surgery centers at Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr and Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Deptford.