Surgeries / General Surgeries / Spermatocelectomy


A spermatocele is a fluid-filled cyst near the testicles. A spermatocelectomy is the removal of this cyst. Spermatocelectomy is done if a spermatocele is painful or large.
Possible Complications  
Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk.  Complications may include:

  • Adverse reaction to the anesthesia including lightheadedness, low blood pressure, or wheezing
  • Infection
  • Excess bleeding
  • Swelling
  • Recurrence of spermatocele
  • Damage to the epididymis, which can increase risk of infertility
  • Nerve injury or damage to surrounding tissue or structures

Factors that may increase your risk of complications such as:

  • Smoking
  • Drinking
  • Chronic disease such as diabetes or obesity
The procedure is done under local or general anesthesia. You will be asleep or sedated. You will not feel any pain.