Radical inguinal orchiectomy is a surgical procedure to remove one or both of your testicles. It is usually used to remove testicular cancer, but is sometimes also used as a hormone therapy to treat prostate cancer.

During an orchiectomy, a small incision is made in your abdomen. Your testicle is pushed up from the scrotum through the incision and removed. The procedure is usually finished in less than an hour and most people are able to go home the same day.