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 Children's 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.
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).
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