Laparoscopic Removal Of Ovarian Cyst

Laparoscopic Removal Of Ovarian Cyst

Laparoscopic removal of an ovarian cyst is a minimally invasive surgery to remove the cysts from the ovaries. A laparoscope is inserted through a small incision in the lower abdomen. Cystectomy, or the removal of cysts, is performed, and the incision is stitched. This surgery can remove cysts of up to 20cm in length through a minor incision. About 95% of cystectomies are performed using the laparoscopic technique.

What is the cost of laparoscopic Cystectomy in Pakistan?

The  Laparoscopic removal of ovarian cysts cost in Pakistan ranges between 20,000-60,000 PKR. The price varies depending on the hospital location or surgeon’s experience.

What diagnosis leads to laparoscopic removal of ovarian cysts?

Laparoscopic removal of ovarian cyst is recommended under the following conditions;

  • A cyst in the ovary that is smaller than 20cm

  • Cancerous cysts

  • Persistent cysts that do not dissolve with medication

  • Cysts causing severe pain or discomfort

  • If the cyst does not go away after two to three menstrual cycles.

What is the procedure for laparoscopic cystectomy?

The major steps involved in the laparoscopic removal of ovarian cysts include;

  • The surgeon administers anesthesia to numb the patient during the procedure.

  • A small incision is made in the lower abdomen, and a laparoscope (an instrument guided by a camera) is inserted.

  • Cysts from the ovaries are removed. If cancer is suspected, the sample tissues are sent for evaluation.

  • The incision is stitched back using sutures or adhesive strips.

  • The patient is sent to the recovery room 

What are the risks and complications associated with laparoscopic removal of ovarian cysts?

Laparoscopic removal of ovarian cysts is generally a safe procedure. However, a few risks and complications associated with cystectomy include;

  • Uncontrolled vaginal bleeding

  • High fever

  • Recurrence of the cysts

  • Abdominal swelling or pain

  • Excessive discharge from the site of the incision

  • Risks of infection. 

  • Accidental damage to surrounding organs, including the bladder

  • Mild to excruciating pain due to the formation of internal scar tissue. 

What to expect after laparoscopic removal of ovarian cysts?

After the laparoscopic cystectomy, the patient is monitored closely for vital signs. The pain and discomfort in the pelvic and abdominal regions are treated using medication. A little vaginal bleeding is normal after the surgery. Regularly changing the dressing should keep the incision site clean and dry. The patient requires hospitalization for 1-2 days. 

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