We found 1 provider with an interest in hydrocele and who accepts MultiPlan near Voorhees, NJ.

Dr. Mark Randall Zaontz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1012 Laurel Oak Road; Suite 1
Voorhees, NJ

Dr. Mark Zaontz works as a pediatric urologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zaontz include phimosis, varicocele, and microsurgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Zaontz takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at Georgetown University Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. Dr. Zaontz has received professional recognition including the following: America's Top Physicians from Consumers Research Council of America; Top Rated Physicians in America; and Guide to the Top Doctors. He is affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and Abington Health. Dr. Zaontz has an open panel.

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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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