Nearly all cancerous testicles are surgically removed. This is called radical inguinal orchiectomy.
We use minimally invasive techniques whenever possible. These include laparoscopic surgery, which is done through small incisions using thin surgical tools guided by a tiny video camera. This surgery has several benefits, including less pain and a shorter recovery time.
Depending on the type and stage of your cancer, your urologic oncologist may remove lymph nodes at the back of the abdomen. This is called a retroperitoneal lymph node dissection. It is a long and complex operation that requires skill and experience, and The John Wayne Cancer Institute specializes in this procedure.