We found 4 providers with an interest in hydrocele near Kansas City, MO.

Dr. Ajay Kumar Nangia, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2301 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Ajay Nangia's medical specialty is pediatric urology. His clinical interests include stent placement (stenting), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Nangia is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Nangia (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Dr. Paul J Christenson, MD
Specializes in Urology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mail Stop 3016
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Paul Christenson is an urologist. Dr. Christenson speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: stent placement (stenting), bladder infection, and genital warts. He is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. He graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine. He trained at Naval Hospital for residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Christenson honors.

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Dr. Carrie Thurmon Thurmon, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3016, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Kerri Barnes' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Her clinical interests include bladder cancer, stent placement (stenting), and female incontinence. Dr. Barnes is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Before performing her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Barnes attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barnes accepts.

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Dr. Corey William Iqbal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Corey Iqbal is a pediatric surgeon. His areas of expertise include pectus excavatum, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Iqbal is affiliated with Wesley Medical Center and Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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What is a Hydrocele?

A hydrocele is a collection of fluid around the testicle that causes swelling in the scrotum. Hydroceles are common in newborns; they develop when the fluid in the sac surrounding each testicle does not get absorbed before birth. Hydroceles in newborns often disappear on their own during the first year of life. They are rare in adults, but when they occur, they are usually caused by injury, infection, or swelling in the scrotum, testicle, or epididymis, which is a coiled tube behind each testicle.

Hydroceles are typically painless, and surgical repair or removal, called hydrocelectomy, is only necessary if they continue to grow. In a hydrocelectomy, the surgeon makes an incision in or near the scrotum and uses suction to drain the fluid. The sac that contained the fluid may be cut and removed as well, or it may be stitched onto the back of the testis and epididymis, before the incision is closed.

This procedure may be done at an outpatient facility, so a hospital stay is usually not required. Normal activities can be resumed a few days following surgery, but exercise and other strenuous activities should be avoided for about two to four weeks.

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