Laparoscopic Ovarian Cystectomy

Ovarian Cysts can either be benign or cancerous & may recur after they are surgically removed.

Laparoscopic Ovarian Cystectomy indications:

  • Persistent cysts after followup x three months
  • Larger than 8 cm
  • Abnormal characteristics
  • Possible Torsion
  • Symptomatic pain
  • Infertility
  • Menopausal or perimenopausal
  • Abnormal Tumor markers​

Surgery types:

  • ​Abdominal surgery: rarely done unless highly suspicious for malignancies
  • Laparoscopic surgery: requires preparation, advanced operative crew & skilled surgeon
  • The tissue is sent for pathology
  • Complete wall resection is related to success rates​

Risks of Ovarian Cystectomy

  • Infection
  • Adhesions
  • Damage to the bladder, bowel, or other pelvic tissue
  • Bleeding
  • Loss of ovary
  • Reoccurance
  • Malignancy

Recovery:

When performed laparoscopically is outpatient with quick recovery under general anesthesia and ten days follow up.

We perform almost 99% of ovarian cystectomies with laparoscopy.