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Orchidopexy

Orchidopexy is a surgery to move a testicle that has not descended or moved down to its proper place in the scrotum.
If a testicle has not completely descended by about 8 months of age, it is unlikely to ever descend on its own and an orchidopexy is needed.
Your child’s surgery will be done under general anesthesia (an-es-THEEZ-ya), which means that he will be sound asleep during the surgery.
Your child may receive caudal anesthesia, which will give pain relief in the area below the waist. This surgery takes about 1 hour.