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Ovarian cystectomy

What is an ovarian cystectomy?

An ovarian cystectomy is a procedure to remove ovarian cysts. An ovarian cyst is a sac or pouch on your ovary that contains fluid. These cysts are relatively common and often go away independently without treatment. Your healthcare provider may recommend an ovarian cystectomy if an ovarian cyst doesn’t go away, gets more extensive, or causes pain.

Types of ovarian cystectomy

There are two ways surgeons remove ovarian cysts:

Surgeons prefer laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy because it’s minimally invasive and easier to recover from than open surgery.

However, if they suspect cancer or the cyst is too large for laparoscopic removal, open surgery may be the only option.

What is the leading cause of an ovarian cyst?

The most common causes of ovarian cysts are:

  • Hormonal disorders like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
  • Ovulation or using drugs to induce ovulation.
  • Endometriosis.
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease.
  • Cancer.

What does an ovarian cystectomy treat?

  • The size of the cyst.
  • If the cyst is painful.
  • Plans for pregnancy.
  • Your risk of cancer.
  • Medical history.

What are the complications of an ovarian cystectomy?

The main complication of an ovarian cystectomy is that your provider removes harmful or painful cysts from your ovary. Cysts can be cancerous, especially when they develop after menopause. Additional complications include:

Dr. Aneeta Talwar, Best Gynaecologist in Bangalore.
She will discuss about the procedure with you and recommend the best treatment based on your condition.

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