As a regarded expert in the field of testicular pain, Dr. Kavoussi was selected to write a chapter in the Hinman’s Atlas of Urologic Surgery textbook. This text is a widely used book outlining procedures in urologic surgery utilized by urologists and resident and fellows in training. Dr. Kavoussi’s commentary is on simple orchiectomy, surgical removal of the testicle for non-cancerous reasons. Dr. Kavoussi states, “Removing the testicle for testicular pain is always the absolutely last resort option for men with testicular pain, which does not offer a 100% success rate of resolving pain. Because a functional organ with the jobs of making sperm and testosterone is being removed, this is a last resort option for men who do not respond to any other treatment for testicular pain and have intractable pain which is significantly impacting their quality of life.” Dr. Kavoussi’s commentary is on techniques in performing this procedure in a manner that optimizes chances for patients to respond, when this type of surgery is rarely required.