Ovarian Cyst Removal

This is when a woman has an ovarian cyst, and surgical removal is indicated.

Ovarian Cyst Removal

This is when a woman has an ovarian cyst, and surgical removal is indicated.

Overview

What is ovarian cyst removal?

This is when a woman has an ovarian cyst, and surgical removal is indicated.

  • This entails keyhole surgery (5-10mm incision at the belly button, and 2-3 other 5mm incisions).
  • A camera is placed through the belly button to view the pelvis.
  • A device is placed on the cervix to manipulate the uterus.
  • The abdomen and pelvis are carefully explored, and the cyst carefully removed from the ovary, taking as much care as possible to avoid damaging underlying ovarian tissues.
  • The ovary may be ‘repaired’ with sutures (stitching) to allow it to heal better.

When is the removal of ovarian cyst performed?

When a patient has symptoms that may be consistent with ovarian cysts.

How

How is the procedure performed?

Location: at Wakefield Specialist Centre.

Anaesthetic: the procedure is performed under general anaesthetic, meaning a patient is asleep.

this depends on the nature of the cyst. If only a cyst is present, the procedure typically takes 60-90 minutes.

What should I expect after the removal of ovarian cysts?

When you wake up: you will have an IV line in the arm or hand. A bladder catheter may also be present. The anaesthetist will have a management plan in place for the pain to ensure you are comfortable.

Nights in hospital: most cases require a single night in the hospital. Some patients will go home the same day.

Time off work: 1-2 weeks, depending on the extent of surgery required.

When back to normal functioning: exercise when you feel able, generally 1-2 weeks. You can have sex again when you feel able to, generally 1-2 weeks.

Follow-up
  • This will occur 3-6 weeks after the initial operation.
  • If any issues occur when discharged home, you can contact the Wakefield Specialist Centre directly.
  • Our providers will be on call to assist when necessary.

What is ovarian cyst removal?

This is when a woman has an ovarian cyst, and surgical removal is indicated.

  • This entails keyhole surgery (5-10mm incision at the belly button, and 2-3 other 5mm incisions).
  • A camera is placed through the belly button to view the pelvis.
  • A device is placed on the cervix to manipulate the uterus.
  • The abdomen and pelvis are carefully explored, and the cyst carefully removed from the ovary, taking as much care as possible to avoid damaging underlying ovarian tissues.
  • The ovary may be ‘repaired’ with sutures (stitching) to allow it to heal better.

When is the removal of ovarian cyst performed?

When a patient has symptoms that may be consistent with ovarian cysts.

How is the procedure performed?

Location: at Wakefield Specialist Centre.

Anaesthetic: the procedure is performed under general anaesthetic, meaning a patient is asleep.

this depends on the nature of the cyst. If only a cyst is present, the procedure typically takes 60-90 minutes.

What should I expect after the removal of ovarian cysts?

When you wake up: you will have an IV line in the arm or hand. A bladder catheter may also be present. The anaesthetist will have a management plan in place for the pain to ensure you are comfortable.

Nights in hospital: most cases require a single night in the hospital. Some patients will go home the same day.

Time off work: 1-2 weeks, depending on the extent of surgery required.

When back to normal functioning: exercise when you feel able, generally 1-2 weeks. You can have sex again when you feel able to, generally 1-2 weeks.

  • This will occur 3-6 weeks after the initial operation.
  • If any issues occur when discharged home, you can contact the Wakefield Specialist Centre directly.
  • Our providers will be on call to assist when necessary.

Related Conditions & Treatments

Related Conditions & Treatments

Teamwork

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Up-to-date technology

We are up-to-date in terms of technology and modern methods of investigation and treatment, and continue to maintain this level of advanced service.

Minimal approach

We have the ability and expertise to manage surgical procedures using minimal access approaches. This includes using keyhole surgery wherever possible.