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Embolization: A Non-Surgical Option for Relieving Varicocele Pain

posted on THU, AUG 31 2017 by Center for Diagnostic Imaging

At the age of 14, a high school football player suddenly found himself sidelined by pain in his groin. Like any teenager, he went straight to the Internet for answers. His painful condition turned out to be Varicoceles – a common diagnosis in 15-percent of men with testicular pain. In addition to interfering with daily life, varicoceles can also cause infertility. Most patients talk to a urologist who recommends surgery. But there is a non-surgical outpatient approach. Dr. Michael Cumming of CDI Vascular Care explains how it works and answers the most common patient questions: 

To find out more about the diagnosis and treatment of Varicocele click here.



About Dr. Cumming
Michael Cumming M.D., F.R.C.P.C., M.B.A., is a board certified vascular and interventional radiologist at Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI) and the director of CDI Vascular Care. His clinical interests are diverse and include peripheral arterial disease, venous access, dialysis maintenance, uterine fibroid embolization, pelvic venous congestion and lower extremity venous disease. Read his full bio here. 


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