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Ovarian cystectomy for Right Ovarian Cyst

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Ovarian cystectomy for Right Ovarian Cyst
Ovarian cystectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that uses laparoscopy to remove an ovarian cyst while still preserving the ovary so women can remain fertile.

However, not all women are candidates for ovarian cystectomy, especially if the cyst is very large, the ovary is twisted due to the cyst, or malignancy is suspected. In post-menopausal women, removal of the ovary (oophorectomy) is preferred as the risk of malignancy is greater.

You are likely not a good candidate for a cystectomy if:

You are post-menopausal
Cancer is suspected
Ovarian cyst is very large
Ovary is twisted

Ovarian cystectomy for Left Ovarian Cyst

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Like any surgical procedure, ovarian cystectomy is associated with certain risks such as excessive blood loss and an infection requiring antibiotic treatment. Additionally, women should consult their surgeon regarding:

Laparoscopic Risks – The rupture of an ovarian cyst is possible with either laparoscopic or open surgical procedures, but studies indicate that rupture rates are higher in laparoscopy. In benign, or non-malignant (non-cancerous) cases, this is of no concern. If a cancerous mass does rupture, patients will require chemotherapy due to the spill of cancerous cells into the pelvis.
Laparoscopic Advantages – In properly selected patients, using laparoscopy to remove cysts saves thousands of women every year the difficult recovery and increased complications associated with open surgery. Women are discharged from the hospital the same day, with excellent pain control and rapid recovery.
DualPortGYN for ovarian cystectomy is a pioneering new GYN surgical tehcnique developed at The Center for Innovative GYN Care that uses only two, 5 millimeter incisions. One incision is placed at the belly button and the other is at the bikini line. With these incisions, most GYN procedures can be performed safely in an outpatient setting in less than one hour.
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