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Orchidectomy in Thailand

An orchidectomy involves the removal of one or both testicles. Read on to find out more about why or how it’s done, and the various treatment options provided by our clinic in Bangkok.


An orchiectomy (orchidectomy) is the surgical removal of one or both testicles. It is typically performed as a treatment for prostate or testicular cancer, and in some cases as part of female gender reassignment procedure.

There are several types of orchidectomy: simple, subscapular, and inguinal.

In a simple orchiectomy, one or both testicles are removed. It is commonly performed as part of sex reassignment surgery (SRS) for transgender women or to ease symptoms from prostate cancer.

In Subscapsular orchiectomy, only the inner part of the testicles is removed. It is a common procedure for the treatment of prostate cancer.

Inguinal orchiectomy involves the removal of one or both testicles as well as the full spermatic cord. It is the preferred treatment for testicular cancer.



Orchiectomy is generally performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning you will be able to return home on the same day. The operation itself is fairly quick – usually lasting around 30 minutes – and is performed while the patient is under anesthesia.

The surgeon will make a small incision in the groin or more rarely the scrotum. The testis is found, the blood vessels carefully cut and tied, and the testis is removed. The wound is then closed with stitches.

Before the Surgery

  • Read the pre-surgery instructions They will help prevent complications and improve outcomes for your surgery.
  • Plan to take 1-2 weeks of work and your normal activities.
  • Arrange for someone to drive you home after the operation.


  • You may experience some pain or discomfort, but this can be controlled with analgesics.
  • Some swelling and bruising at first is normal and should gradually subside on its own.
  • The wound dressings can be removed 2 days after the operation.
  • The stitches will usually dissolve on their own, so they don’t need to be removed.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for 4-6 weeks.