The medical professionals are enabled to safely remove the cyst without removal of the ovaries. We also provide a multitude of diagnostic procedures for testing and diagnosing ovarian cysts along with frequent monitoring to check whether the cysts are functional or not and/or pose any threat to cancer.
What is ovarian cystectomy?
It is a surgical procedure which is done to remove an ovarian cyst or tumor by preserving the ovary and fertility.
Ovarian cysts are the fluid-fill sacs that are formed in the ovaries and surrounded by a very thin layer. Any ovarian follicle which is larger than 3 centimeter is considered as an ovarian cyst.
There are two types of ovarian cysts formed in the body:
Functional ovarian cysts: These are harmless and most common type of cysts in females. The functional cysts are sac like structures formed on the surface of the woman’s ovary during or after the ovulation cycle.
Pathological cysts: These cysts are formed in the ovary but not a part of ovulation cycle. The pathological cysts may be benign or malignant.
Ovarian cystectomy is performed based on patient’s age, size of the cyst and any chance of malignancy.
Ovarian cystectomy can be done by two ways:
- Open surgery
- Laparoscopic surgery
Laparoscopic surgery, also referred as key hole surgery is a minimally invasive technique. In laparoscopic method, only the ovarian cyst is removed by preserving the ovarian tissue or ovaries.
Advantages of laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy:
- Shorter stay in the hospital
- Recovery is very fast
- Pain and discomfort after the surgery is very less
- Less risk of infections
- Fewer side effects.