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Laparoscopic Removal of Ovarian Cysts

What is laparoscopic removal of ovarian cysts?

Laparoscopic removal of ovarian cysts is a surgical procedure to treat cysts, or liquid-filled growths, that have developed in the ovaries. A laparoscopic camera is inserted through a small incision in the navel. Two to three other specialized surgical instruments are inserted through tiny incisions made in the lower belly.

What are the advantages of laparoscopic removal of ovarian cysts?

With laparoscopic removal of ovarian cysts, only tiny incisions are made. As a result, there is less blood loss, less scarring, and less post-operative pain. The recovery time is significantly shorter than after traditional surgery.

Who should have laparoscopic removal of ovarian cysts?

When cysts develop in the ovaries, they are removed surgically if they are painful, suspicious for cancer or if they don’t go away by themselves. Women who are at increased risk for ovarian cancer because of either their family history or genetic mutations they carry may also have their ovaries removed during this procedure. This will prevent the development of ovarian cancer.