Mr Thyer offers specialist management of prostate cancer.
Mr Thyer has a special interest in robotic and laparoscopic surgery for prostate and kidney cancer but also performs surgery for many other urological conditions.
The epididymis is a tube that sits behind either testicle and transports sperm from the testicle to the vas deferens. Epididymal cysts are a benign fluid filled sac that can arise in the epididymis and occasionally enlarge to a size that causes discomfort. Excision of epididymal cyst is the name of the procedure to remove these cysts.
Ten days prior to the procedure you should notify Mr Thyer’s rooms if you are taking any blood thinning medication
On arrival at hospital you will be prepared for theatre by nursing staff. Mr Thyer will see you just prior to being taken into the operating theatre. You will have a short general anaesthetic. The procedure should take approximately 30 minutes. Mr Thyer will make a small incision in the scrotum, the testis and epididymis will be delivered, the cyst removed and sent to the pathologist for microscopic analysis (you make incur a pathologist fee). The wound in the scrotum will be closed with dissolving sutures and a drain may be left in the scrotum. After the operation you will be checked by the nurse and discharged home after a few hours. If a drain is left, then you will be required to stay overnight before it is removed.
Note: If the cyst is very large or there are many cysts then removal of the whole epididymis may be required.
Mr Thyer’s rooms will contact you to arrange a follow up appointment 6 weeks after the procedure to check your recovery and pathology. You should rest, avoid heavy lifting, exertion and sexual intercourse for 1 week following the procedure.
Following the procedure, you should contact Mr Thyer if you: