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
- Menopausal or perimenopausal
- Abnormal Tumor markers
- 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
- Damage to the bladder, bowel, or other pelvic tissue
- Loss of ovary
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.