Treatment Guides

Orchiectomy

Orchiectomy is a surgical procedure to remove your testicals. It is commonly performed as a treatment for testicular or prostate cancer.

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WHO IS THIS FOR
  • Men with testicular or advanced prostate cancer
  • Men with severe testicular trauma
  • Patients undergoing sex reassignment surgery from male to female
RECOVERY TIME
  • 1-2 weeks to return to daily routine and within 4 weeks you should have made a full recovery.
TREATMENT DURATION
  • 30 minutes on average
SUCCESS
  • 90%
POTENTIAL RISKS & SIDE EFFECTS
  • Infertility
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Loss of libidoo
  • Weight gain
  • Larger breasts
  • Hematoma
  • Bleeding
  • Nerve injury
  • Pain
  • Infection
  • Adverse reactions to anaesthesia
HOW DOES IT WORK?

How does orchiectomy work?

The testes produce the male sex hormone ‘testosterone’ as well as the sperms. An orchiectomy is done to remove one or both of your testicles.

There are two main types of orchiectomy surgeries:

  • Simple orchiectomy: During this surgery, the surgeon will make an incision in the front of your scrotum and remove one or both of the testicles. Patients can get saline implants inserted after the surgery, if they want.
  • Subcapsular orchiectomy: In this procedure, your surgeon will only remove tissue from the lining of the testicles, which produce testosterone.

What should I expect from this procedure?

Orchiectomy is usually performed as treatment for testicular cancer, or as a form of hormone therapy for advanced prostate cancer to reduce testosterone production which suppresses cancer growth and provides symptom relief. In many cases, an orchiectomy is performed before radiation therapy or in tandem with it, to enhance the treatment effectiveness. The surgery itself is not complex, but is permanent.

WHERE CAN I FIND A DOCTOR?
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The costs for an orchiectomy will vary depending on your individual case, the country of treatment, the exchange rate and the experience of your surgeon.

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Listed below are the average prices for an orchiectomy across the world.

Orchiectomy is offered in 2 countries

In Antalya from € 2,130

In Istanbul from € 2,130

In Tijuana from € 2,560