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Orchiopexy

An undescended testicle can increase the risk of a host of medical problems, including cancer, hernias, and infertility.

Orchiopexy is a surgery designed to move undescended testicles into the proper position. 

This serious issue can be solved with high-quality, low-cost surgery offered at Dr. Luis Herrera’s urology center in Tijuana, Mexico. 

What Exactly Is Orchiopexy?

Testicles typically drop into the scrotum prior to birth. However, in some cases, one or both testicles fail to descend. When undescended testicles in babies are not resolved, it can lead to various life-altering issues later.


To solve this problem, a skilled urologist like Dr. Herrera will perform the surgical procedure known as orchiopexy. Orchiopexy surgery is ideally performed on a child between six to twelve months of age, however, the surgery can also be a treatment for adults who never had their testicle issue solved as a child. 

Why a Child Needs Orchiopexy

Undescended testicles can increase the risk of developing serious medical problems, namely:

Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer for males aged 15 to 35. In some cases, it can be life-threatening. 

Infertility

Infertility could cause your child to be unable to have a child of their own once they reach adulthood. 

Hernias

Hernias in the groin can cause pain and discomfort, and even life-threatening emergencies when blood flow is cut off. 

Choose Medical Tourism Quality Care in Tijuana, Mexico

When your child is facing a medical issue like undescended testicle, the last thing you need to worry about is high medical bills. We offer world-class medical care for a fraction of the cost of similar medical treatments in the United States. Orchiopexy can cost well upwards of $10,000 in America. Dr. Herrera can take care of the same issue for just $2,000. 

Our medical practice is located in the Zona Rio district, just one mile from the border. Zona Rio has a host of elite hotels and restaurants, allowing your family to enjoy a luxurious experience while receiving necessary medical care. 

Dr. Herrera conducts discreet, private care with innovative technology. To find out more about the treatment experience we offer, call or write to us today. 

(619) 392-8516

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Javier Tamez

2019

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Dr. Herrera , has been awesome! The only Dr that really cared about me and walked thru how my surgery would be. He kept us informed by calling, emailing thru the whole process. I live in the states but I drove hours to see him for my reversal procedure and it was a full success. Some might be afraid of going to Mexico to have any kind of medical , but it was the best thing I did. 
I truly recommend Dr Herrera for any of your needs. Thank you Dr. your awesome

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Micah Hayes

2019

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Dr Luis Herrera is the best of the best! I had an easy and smooth experience with him he is at the top of his  field and very easy to communicate with.. all and all my best experience with any doctor ever! His follow up care is excellent he answers ALL emails very quickly with compassion and top knowledge (I sent endless emails!) I am endlessly thankful to dr Herrera and  give him top recommendation  five star experience!!

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A Simple, Effective Surgery

Our surgical treatment can prevent serious issues for your child. 
Our surgical treatment can prevent serious issues for your child. 
Your child will receive general anesthesia to ensure optimal comfort throughout the treatment experience. 
Dr. Herrera makes one or two incisions to locate and examine the testicle. 
Then, he makes an incision under the scrotum skin, and moves the undescended testicle into the scrotum. 
The final step of treatment is the use of small, dissolvable sutures to close the incision in the scrotum. 

Postoperative Care

Our team will provide in-depth resources to assist you with postoperative care for your child. Key aspects will likely include proper diet, nutrition, bathing information, activity approvals, and schedules for pain medication.  


Typically, we recommend that patients limit their food and liquid intake to clear fluids for the first few hours. If you see that your child is handling the clear liquids well, a light diet consisting of soup, applesauce, or hot cereal may be administered after a few hours. Your child should be able to return to their normal diet the following day. 

Have You Already Been Diagnosed With Cancer?

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Being diagnosed with prostate cancer can be traumatic, but the typical prognosis is positive. Prostate cancer can be worsened due to the testosterone produced by the testicles. Dr. Herrera can perform an orchidectomy to remove the testicles, thereby lowering the testosterone level in the body. This option is preferred by some men because it consists of a single procedure rather than repeated injections for treatment. 

Dr. Luis Herrera

Unidad de Urología Dr. Luis Herrera

Dr. Luis Herrera is a board-certified urologist practicing in Tijuana, Mexico, just a few minutes south of the border. He provides patients from throughout Mexico as well as medical tourists with a variety of advanced urologic treatments, including vasectomy, shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction, and laser kidney stone removal surgery. Dr. Herrera is affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including:

  • La Sociedad Mexicana de Urología
  • The European Association of Urology
  • The American Endourological Society
  • The American Urological Association

For more information, or to request an appointment, please contact us online or call (619) 392-8516.

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