Orchiectomy

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This picture is taken in the operating room immediately after removal of both testes.  The incision is highlighted with yellow markers since it is hard to see.  The incision is 2-3 cm, vertical in the middle of the scrotum, below the base of the penis. Dissolvable suture is used to close this incision in multiple layers.  In 8-12 weeks, this will be a thin line that is barely visible.  By one year after surgery, any redness in the scar color tends to turn pale white for most patients.

This surgery generally has a quick recovery with minimal pain for most patients.  We recommend 2 weeks off work after surgery for recovery.

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