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Laparoscopic Ovarian Cystectomy

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Laparoscopic Ovarian Cystectomy
An ovarian cyst is a collection of fluid (like water) underneath the skin of the ovary.  Ovarian cysts may cause pain, pressure, cramping, or bloating.  Occasionally an ovarian cyst, if large enough, can cause the ovary to spin around its blood vessels (torsion) and compromise the life of the ovary.  Ovarian cysts are a usually the outcome of a normal process during the menstrual cycle when the ovary is getting prepared to ovulate.  Ovarian cysts often break naturally and new cysts can form on either ovary on a monthly basis.  If you have a cyst that is not going away, growing larger, or causing pain, you may need to have it removed.

A  Laparoscopic Ovarian Cystectomy is a type of minimally invasive surgery in which small incisions (cuts) between 0.5 to 1 cm are made on the abdominal wall through which an instrument called a laparoscope can be placed.  The abdominal cavity is able to be visualized by distending it with an absorbable gas, typically, carbon dioxide.  The laparoscope allows the surgeon to visualize the abdomen and pelvis, uterus and ovaries.  Small instruments can be placed through the small incisions allowing the surgeon to remove the ovarian cyst and usually leave the ovary intact.

To learn more about getting the Laparoscopic Ovarian Cystectomy minimally-invasive procedure at Advanced & Minimally Invasive Gynecology, contact our practice.