Recovery after Hydrocele Repair
by Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger, a board-certified urologist and specialist in the treatment of hydroceles, varicoceles and other scrotal problems in men
What to Expect: Recovering from Hydrocelectomy
You can eat and drink normally after hydrocelectomy. Social alcohol consumption is permitted 1-2 days after the procedure, provided it is done responsibly, of course.
Exercise and Gym
Men may return to the gym 2 weeks after hydrocelectomy. We advise no biking or any other type of exercise that involves the scrotum for 1 month after hydrocelectomy.
You may shower 24 hours after the surgery. We recommend patting the incision dry and avoiding baths for the first week.
You may resume sexual activity 2-3 weeks after hydrocele repair, as long as the scrotal incision is healing well.
Beach, Pool, Swimming
We advise against going to the beach or swimming in a pool, ocean, river, or lake for 3-4 weeks after hydrocele repair to avoid the risks of infection.
Wound Care and Stitches
No special wound care is needed. We use self-resorbing sutures (stitches) that typically fall off on their own 3-6 weeks after the procedure.
Travel after Hydrocelectomy
Patients who are not from New York City can travel the same day or the next day after hydrocele repair.
Scrotal Size after Hydrocele Repair
For men with large hydroceles, the redundant scrotum typically shrinks within 3-6 months of the procedure. If scrotal redundancy is still of concern 6 months after hydrocelectomy, a scrotal reduction surgery may be undertaken.
Why Choose New York Urology Specialists for Treatment of Hydrocele in Manhattan?
- Scrotal hydrocelectomy is performed by a Board-certified urologist experienced in treating men with scrotal pain, scrotal swelling and discomfort using minimally invasive therapies, lasers, and open surgery.
- We are one of the few practices in the region to offer a full range of options for treatment of sexual and scrotal problems in men
- We offer treatment options for scrotal hydroceles, scrotal warts, testicular pain, Peyronie’s disease, and penile cysts in our office which avoids the risks, costs, and recovery from general anesthesia.
- Extensive Experience: Hundreds of men and women have treated successfully using medical therapy and surgery.
When it comes to experience and innovation – New York Urology Specialists are a step ahead. Better Science Means Better Care. We specialize in minimally invasive highly effective treatment for symptoms of penile pain, urethral burning, foreskin inflammation, and penile cancer. Many treatment procedures are performed in the convenience and privacy of office settings under local anesthesia.
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by Robert Clarke on Aug 04, 2019
Dr Alex was both knowledgeable and concise with his diagnosis and advice which was well received. Dr was her knowledgeable in the subject and provided good advice.
by Karl Henry on Jul 24, 2019
Went to get my penile papule remove. Got done same day, it was fast, great staff, and most importantly, pleased with the result.
by Oliver on Jul 18, 2019
Staff were all very welcoming. Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger was very knowledgeable and attentive during my time spent with him.
by JOHN on Jul 18, 2019
Therefore I would like to recommend you to anyone who need your services.
by Allan B. on Jul 09, 2019
Went in for a procedure with Dr. Alex and he was very calm and thorough about the the operation and the recovery. From the front desk to his assistants, everyone was very courteous, professional and polite. I highly recommend NY Urologist Specialist. They are outstanding!!!
by Charles Thompson on Jul 06, 2019
I am a 54 year-old male who is extremely happy with my care at New York Urology Specialists. I came to see Dr. Alex out of near desperation after consulting with three other urologists. Literally over one night, I began experiencing severe penile pain and burning. None of the other urologists were able to help diagnose what my problem was and seemingly didn't take my problem very seriously. In fact, one of them specifically told me at it had nothing to do with my prostate. After 6 weeks of suffering, I saw Dr. Alex. He examined me and gave me some tests and lab work. He very quickly ascertained that my problem was due to an enlarged prostate. He proscribed medicine to deal with my pain in the short-term and keep my prostate size in check over the long-term. My problem quickly disappeared. Today, 5 years later, I feel great. Dr, Alex listens to you as a patient, takes your opinion and health concerns seriously and knows his field inside-and-out so that you can get proper treatment for your problem. I can't thank him enough for diagnosing and solving my malady - you sometimes can't appreciate a problem until you have it. Getting rid of it and getting back to normal is so important - I am so glad that I saw Dr. Alex for my problem.
by HealthGrades.com on Jun 18, 2019
Professional staff as well as the Doctor
by HealthGrades.com on Jun 18, 2019
Dr. Shteynshlyuger is a very patient, understanding and caring doctor. I came to take opinion on my father’s treatment going on in my home country. Highly satisfied from his responses. He even responded to so many of my queries through patient portal . Highly grateful.
by Joseph Waddy on Oct 24, 2018
I have been a patient of another Urologist for years, with no positive results. Then I learned about Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger through a TV newscast. I immediately decided to have a consultation with him. Best decision I ever made!!! Dr. Alex performed the Rezum procedure and has literally changed my life. I highly recommend Dr. Alex and his staff to anyone who wants the most caring, capable and result oriented urological medical care. Thumbs up to Dr. Alex and staff!!!!!!!!!
by DAM BEN STANTON on Sep 24, 2018
From the very appointment to the last follow-up visit, I felt I was at the right place and with the right people around me. Dr. Alex Stheynshlyuger and his staff made it easy and confortable. I would recommend them to every man.
by Winston on Sep 15, 2018
I am very please and satisfied with everything that has been offorded to me by New York Urology Specialist Office.....Dr Alex
by Wyts on Sep 15, 2018
Wyts Wyts recommends New York Urology Specialists via Facebook. September 15, 2018 · Friendly , courteous, effiecient and professional staff members. This office i highly recommend for any and all Urology matters. Dr Alex Shteynshlyuger is very professional and knowledgable easy to communicate with. Thanks Dr Alex
by Lee St. James on Sep 01, 2018
Dr Alex and his staff are through professionals in every sense of the word. From initial diagnosis to a period of evaluating and ruling out options, we decided upon a surgical solution, which appears for the most part to have corrected the issue. Thanks to Ana, and the staff, especially Dr. Alex for treating me so well. Best regards, Lee
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by Andrei on Aug 15, 2018
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyugerand is careful, patient, experienced. Uses innovative approaches, that actually yield results. He is indeed a good doctor, in every sense
by juanito creque on Apr 11, 2018
I am very satisfied with the treatment I received at new york urology specialist and would recommend them to other patients.they are the very best.
by JD on Jan 15, 2018
Well I put it to use last night and man, good job. My wife was elated. u made it much better somehow, so thank u for fixing my penis
by Jacob on Dec 05, 2017
"Cannot express how thankful I am I found Dr. Shtetnshlyuger. After undergoing surgery to correct a penile torsion I couldn't be happier with the results. A great doctor who is clearly good at what he does. With something as important as your private area, It's nice to be able to rest easy and know you are in good hands.." via HealthGrades.com 12/5/2017
by Bob Brown on Nov 19, 2017
I am writing to thank dr. Alex. He is thorough, professional, knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. I have seen him for ED and prostate issues, and he has explained all my options clearly, and found solutions that have been a great help. thank you! I highly recommend both Dr. Alex and his staff, which I find to be helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and very professional. They are a pleasure to deal with and all have been a great help.
by Clarence Brown on Sep 14, 2017
I am very much thankful for meeting Dr Alex .I had a very serious medical problem I visited many doctors but none could not help me it was very difficult for me until I visited Dr Alex after a couple visits my medical problem is no more I feel very great also I felt almost 20 years younger Dr Alex is second to none fantastic doctor. Thanks again Dr Alex from my family.
by Scott Cameron on Aug 18, 2017
Received circumcision from Dr. Shteynshlyuger. Dr. Shteynshlyuger is a very good specialist who cares for his patients. He was always concerned with my physical and mental comfort prior, during and post-operation. Dr. Alex is very thorough in his work to assess any problems and provide the necessary solution. Being that he has recently moved to a new location, this may afford for speedier appointments and easier flow of patients in and out. In addition, more personal space for waiting patients. If there was any con, it would be, the lack of space at his prior office and being able to see his patients at the appointed time, but a necessary sacrifice for good, careful work. I would recommend him as a very good doctor.
by Patient on Jun 04, 2017
" He found my source of testicular pain that was missed by a Urologist from my insurance provider. Although I paid to go out of network- any price is less than testicular pain. He is generous with his time and will not short change anyone for care." via Vitals.com Posted on June 4th, 2017
by Michael on Jul 03, 2014
I am feeling better now after visiting clinic New York urology specialists. Excellent staff and appointment on time.
by Charles M on May 23, 2013
Dear Dr. Alex – Since starting the [treatment], my cramps and burning have mostly gone. The biggest benefit is my leaking has been reduced to the lowest amount in almost 10 years. Charles M. Date: 2013
by George & Sally R on Jan 07, 2013
Dear Dr. Alex: We want to thank you for the excellent care you provided for George during his emergency operation and the follow up treatment. Your quiet, confident manner was reassuring to us during a very scary time for us. We will never forget you. George Sally R. Date: 2013
by Joanne R. on Sep 17, 2012
Dear Dr. Alex – I just wanted to write you a note to thank you for all of the care you have gave to my father during his illness. We appreciate all that you did to help my dad through his illness. We wanted to be sure to let you know how much it meant to us. Sincerely Joanne R.
by Joyce T on Feb 16, 2012
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger and Staff – Thank you so much for taking care of my husband Bob. Dr. Alex: I thank God everyday for you. You were an answer to prayer.
Hydrocele is Treatable in Nearly Every Man
At New York Urology Specialists, our urologists are specially trained in the evaluation and treatment of scrotal hydroceles, testicular atrophy, and absent testis. We understand the challenges that absence of a testicle and ED create for our patients, their relationships and their self-esteem.
Urologists are doctors specializing in the treatment of men with sexual problems, hydroceles, erectile dysfunction, and other sexual problems. By the virtue of our experience and skill, we are able to offer an effective treatment option for nearly every man who desires an effective treatment for ED. We offer medical and surgical treatment for erectile dysfunction.
We Treat Some of the Most Complex Health Problems in Men Including:
- erectile dysfunction in men (ED)
- Premature Ejaculation
- Prostate Cancer.
- Infertility and low sperm count
- Peyronie’s Disease
- Erectile dysfunction in men for whom Viagra and Cialis do not work.
- No-scalpel vasectomy
- Erection problems in men with low testosterone.
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Shteynshlyuger:
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship trained board-certified urologist with expertise in evaluation and treatment of urological problems in men using modern effective and proven treatment methods. He is highly recommended by top primary care physicians in the New York area. If you or someone you know has been experiencing urological symptoms, make an appointment to take advantage of Dr. Shteynshlyuger’s expert advice. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.