What is Ovarian Cystectomy?
An ovarian cystectomy is surgery to remove a cyst from your ovary.
What are the different types of surgery for ovarian cystectomy?
An open surgery requires an abdominal incision large enough that the doctor can see the cyst and surrounding tissue. It may be done instead of a laparoscopic surgery if the cyst is large, there are many cysts, or complications develop during a laparoscopic surgery.
When is surgery for ovarian cyst removal advised?
What are Risks factors of ovarian surgery ?
What to Expect Prior to Procedure ?
Your doctor may do the following:
General anesthesia will be used. It will block pain and keep you asleep through the surgery. It will be given through an IV in your hand or arm.
Description of the Laparoscopic Procedure:
A small incision will be made just below the navel. Next, a laparoscope will be inserted. This is a thin tube with a camera on the end. To allow the doctor to better view the organs, carbon dioxide gas will be pumped into the abdomen. The laparoscope will be used to locate the cyst. When it is found, 1 or 2 more incisions will be made. Surgical instruments will be inserted to remove the cyst. Tissue may be removed for testing. If cancer is found, both ovaries may need to be removed. After the cyst is removed, the instruments will be removed. The incision area will be closed with stitches or staples.
In some cases, the doctor may switch to an open surgery . During an open surgery, a larger incision will be made in the abdomen to do the surgery.
Immediately After Procedure :
After the procedure, you will be given IV fluids and medications while recovering.
How Long Will It Take?
Will it hurt?
There will be slight pain after the surgery. You will be given pain medication.
Average Hospital Stay:
You may stay overnight, or you may be able to leave the hospital the same day as your surgery.
Post-procedure Care :
During your stay, the hospital staff will take steps to reduce your chance of infection such as:
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