Ovarian Cysts Removal Surgery
An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac that develops in women during their reproductive years or after menopause. The first line of treatment is to diagnose the type of cyst using ultrasound and blood work. The most common treatment is to keep a watch on the cyst if the cyst is found to be large or causing to show symptoms. Ovarian cysts generally go away without intervention. Ovarian cysts removal surgery is done for the diagnosis of an ovarian cyst, removal of the cyst causing symptoms, or for ruling out ovarian cancer.
What is ovarian cysts removal surgery (Cystectomy)?
Ovarian cysts removal surgery is the surgical procedure for removing a cyst from a woman’s ovary or its surface. Women have 2 ovaries and each one is the size of an almond. These ovaries are located in the pelvis that is on either side of the uterus. The ovaries may have two functions- the production of eggs (ova) and female hormones. The ovarian follicles that are larger than 2cm are considered ovarian cysts. Persistent or symptomatic cysts larger than 3 – 4cm need surgery.
The cyst can be found during a pelvic exam. Depending on the size and if it is fluid-filled, solid, or mixed, the doctor will recommend the tests to be done to determine its type and treatment. The tests include:
Treatment depends on your age, cyst type and size, and symptoms. Your doctor might suggest: