Varicocelectomy Is Not a Cure.
Learn the facts. Make an Informed Decision.
Mr. Daniel Johnson, B.Sc.
“High Rate of Success”: Here is something that I find absurd: Many infertile couples are advised that surgery has a “high rate of success”, and they go for it thinking that they’ll have a successful pregnancy. But, really, they’re ill-advised. It’s important to ask “success at what?” Turns out that the word “success” has absolutely nothing to do with pregnancy—it simply means that the procedure was successful at removing the veins without causing major damage. Now, imagine telling that to an infertile couple who are have committed to dish out $15,000, and undergo the surgical risks—with their main goal being successful pregnancy...
Here is the correction again: The best results for surgery state that for every 7 men who undergo surgery, only 1 addition pregnancy is attained. That’s 14%. The natural conception rate of infertile couples over a year is 34%, with varicocele surgery, these same couples will have a 37% to 38% chance of successful pregnancy. And these are the best results. Actually, much of the scientific literature is showing mixed results. It is no wonder that varicocele surgery is the most controversial topic in the field of andrology.
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Embolization Is Not an Alternative: Now, what about embolization? It is a great “non-surgical” “alternative”, right? Wrong. The best results for embolization state that for every 17 men who undergo embolization, only one additional pregnancy is attained. The supporting research is low quality (even lower quality than surgery). Embolization may not be effective at all. And, embolization is not a low-risk procedure. Worth the risks? I think not.
High Risk, Low Reward: Come on guys, they’re serving us an inconclusive 6-14% improvement in pregnancy rate, and we’re eating it up like it’s a cure. Surgery and embolization are not a cure. They are far from it. They are simply high-risk and costly treatment methods for varicocele.
No 100% Cure: Is there a 100% cure for varicocele? Unfortunately no, there isn’t. Surgery is not a cure. Embolization is not a cure. There is no medication for curing varicocele. No herbs. No supplements. And, not even my natural treatments or yoga. There is no 100% cure. However, my treatments are likely the most effective treatment option. I have developed my treatments from personally helping thousands of varicocele clients. Right now, my treatments are good enough to help completely cure varicocele pain, restore fertility, reduce varicocele swelling size by 40-60%, and prevent varicocele progression. That’s pretty good, considering the alternatives, and that my treatments don’t take more than a few minutes per day, and are actually good for your health.
I've had many clients with horror stories. Recently one that made me very upset was when I was contacted by a teenager from India. He was 19 year old boy. He had already undergone 3 operations. Two surgeries and one embolization. And guess what: He didn't even have pain before his first operation, but now, he has permanent pain. Unfortunately, I told him that I likely can't help him. These procedures have risks, and developing permanent, chronic pain, is possible. I gave him a copy of my books and yoga series for free, and offered to advise him in his treatment--free of charge. My treatments do seem to help those who have previously undergone surgery, but, 3 operations at 19? Who knows how it will go.
Maybe you should be looking at your own lifestyle, and exactly what risk factors are affecting you, not at a surgeon that makes over $10,000 per 1 hour operation. Now, I'm definitely not saying that all surgeons are bad. The business of surgery just has massive benefit from skewing the evidence to its side. Think about how big the market is. About 15% of Americans have varicocele, 3-5% of whom have infertility. That's a lot of people who are need a solution! That is a massive market. Varicocelectomy is an over $300,000,000 market per year. That is a lot of money! And that's just in the United States. It's not even considering the abusive practices in countries like India, Nigeria, Philippines and Pakistan.
Want to hear something crazy? Simply cooling your testicles at night by just 1 degree C (1.8 degree F) leads to vast improvements in various sperm parameters (sperm count, concentration, mobility, and morphology) . The crazy thing is that—this is better than surgical results. Read the facts!!! Now, as it turns out, you also need to perform a few other natural treatments along with cooling to get the best results.
No one seems to be asking the important question: Is varicocele surgery a cure or just another treatment method? And the fact is that surgery is not a cure. It is merely a treatment method for varicocele. And as I keep mentioning, other safer and more effective treatments do exist.
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