How is the recovery after the varicocele embolization?
It is excellent, with prompt recovery. When the procedure is done, a patch is placed on the groin or neck. Since it is a procedure realized through a vein, the patient can be discharged and start walking normally usually after 1 to 2 hours after the treatment.
The patient recovers in a room for 2 hours. Usually, patients with no pain can be discharged on the same day of the embolization, that is to say, it is an outpatient treatment. We recommend that the patient rests for the rest of the day and avoids extraordinary physical effort for the next day.
The patient can return to his normal life immediately. Since the procedure does not cause pain, usually there is no need for medication. However, in some cases of slight pain, pain medication can be prescribed, and anti-inflammatory medication for inflammation that may arise after the embolization.