Spermatic or testicular torsion refers to a medical condition where the spermatic cord is twisted causing reduced blood flow to the scrotum. It commonly affects males below 18 years old but can occur at any age, even before birth. Patients with this condition must seek emergency care when symptoms, such as sudden or severe testicle pain, occur. Prompt surgical treatment can save the affected testicle from severe, irreversible damage.
Comprehensive, quick, and affordable treatment for spermatic cord torsion is widely available in Southeast Asia. Many hospitals in Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia are fully equipped to carry out advanced diagnostic procedures and laboratory tests to confirm the condition. As soon as the condition has been confirmed, a surgical procedure is carried out in a fully equipped, modern surgical theatre as delayed treatment can result in the loss of the affected testicle. During surgery, a small cut is made in the scrotum to untwist the spermatic cord. If the condition so requires, the testicles are also stitched inside the scrotum.
Many of the region’s surgeons who perform this procedure are highly qualified particularly those who are practicing at hospitals that are accredited by respected international organisations such as Joint Commission International (JCI) and International Standards Organisation (ISO). Most of these surgeons have undergone training or completed their medical degree abroad with advanced skills that are comparable to their Western counterparts.
Aside from high-quality care that meets global standards, international patients can also expect to benefit from the low cost of health care in the region. Medical services, which range from consultation to the actual surgical procedure, are up to 75% cheaper in Southeast Asia than in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and other Western countries.