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Please note: All our surgical procedures will be carried out at our in-patient hospital at Shepton Mallet, even if you have an outpatient appointment at a different hospital.

Circumcision

Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin, the fold of skin covering the end of the penis. Circumcision is otherwise only required when a tight foreskin restricts the passing of urine, or adversely affects sexual activity.

Cystoscopy

A procedure used to examine and diagnose problems with the bladder. A cystoscope is inserted into the urethra and moved up into the bladder. The camera on the cystoscope relays images to a screen where they can be viewed by a specialist.

Excision of epididymis

The epididymis is a small organ over the back of each testicle where sperm are stored. A cyst can develop in this area and enlarge with fluid, becoming uncomfortable. The cyst can be removed during surgery under general anaesthetic.

Excision of scrotal or testicular lesion

The surgical removal, or excision, of lesions on the scrotum or testes is performed in order to diagnose the cause of the lesion, or to prevent further exacerbation of a condition.

Frenuloplasty

This is an operation to release a fold of skin on the underside of the penis in order to prevent pain and discomfort during intercourse.

Hydrocelectomy

This operation removes fluid that collects around a testicle, called a hydrocele. Most hydroceles are harmless and only need treatment if they become uncomfortable.

Prepucioplasty

A plastic surgical operation on the foreskin of the penis to widen a narrow, non-retracting foreskin.

Scrotal surgery

Scrotal surgery can include a range of surgical procedures to correct various conditions, including the removal of hydroceles (fluid pouches around the testicle), epididymal cysts and can be used to repair varicose veins around the testicle.

Vasectomy

The severance of the small tubes (vas deferens) carrying sperm from the epididymis to the penis, resulting in sterility.

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