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Laparoscopic Cystectomy


What is a laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy? An ovarian cystectomy is surgery to remove a cyst from your ovary. Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgery technique that only uses a few small incisions in your lower abdomen.

What is laparoscopic cystectomy?

Laparoscopic cystectomy is a minimally invasive procedure used to identify and remove cysts or masses from one or both ovaries. When a cyst needs to be examined more closely or when a patient experiences symptoms as a result of a cyst, a doctor may recommend a laparoscopic cystectomy.

What to expect during laparoscopic cystectomy

Laparoscopy is typically performed under general anesthesia. The surgeon will inflate the abdomen with carbon dioxide gas to move the abdominal wall away from the organs to make the organs more visible. Once the abdomen is inflated, the laparoscope is inserted through small incisions made near the belly button. Two to three additional incisions are made at the pubic bone and/or on either side of the lower abdomen. Incision length varies but most incisions are between one-quarter inch and three-quarters of an inch in length.

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