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 tunica vaginalis is a layer of tissue that surrounds either testicle. A hydrocele is a collection of fluid between the tunica vaginalis and the testicle and can occasionally enlarge to a size that causes discomfort. The hydrocoele repair is the procedure to remove this fluid collection and attempt to prevent it from recurring.
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 tunica vaginalis will be delivered from the scrotum, incised, drained and sutured behind the testis to prevent re-accumulation of fluid. The wound in the scrotum will be closed with dissolving sutures and a drain will usually be left in the scrotum. After the operation you will be checked by the nurse and discharged home after a few hours.
Mr Thyer’s rooms will contact you to arrange a follow up appointment 6 weeks after the procedure to check your recovery. 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: