Laparoscopic Ovarian Cystectomy


What is a Laparoscopic Ovarian Cystectomy?

An ovarian cystectomy, in essence, is a surgical procedure to extract and remove cysts from your ovaries. It is the most advanced and minimally invasive variation of Cystectomy. In this surgical procedure, only a few incisions need to be made in order to access your lower abdomen.
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Why do you need to undergo a Cystectomy?

According to the best gynaecologist in Dumdum, Dr. Sukhamoy Barik, it is the most effective and yet the least invasive surgical technique to remove cysts from the ovaries. A lot of women have ovarian cysts at one point or another in their lives. Usually, the cysts may not cause any severe symptoms. But, if a cyst is endangering pain, cramps or other discomforts, the surgical removal of the cysts is your best call and the most effective means of treatment. The other symptoms of ovarian cysts may consist of pelvic pain and even pain and discomfort during coitus.

How does the surgery proceed?

At the outset, the laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy surgeon administers anaesthesia and puts you to sleep. Then, a laparoscope, i.e. a thin tube with a camera attached on end, is inserted into the abdomen through a small incision around your navel. Furthermore, the surgeon makes additional incisions around your abdomen. A harmless gas or air is utilized to create more space between the abdominal walls and the internal organs. When the requisite preparations are done, specialized surgical instruments are used to remove the cysts.

What to expect during the recovery?

In the aftermath of the procedure, it is normal for your navel area and abdomen to be sore and bruised. Your shoulders and back can also hurt from the gas utilized during the procedure. You can also experience some vaginal discharge or spotting after the surgery.
The laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy surgeon will close your abdominal incisions with skin adhesive and stitches, suggesting you to further cover it with Band-Aids. Your bandages could be removed 24 hours after the surgery while the adhesive stitches dissolve on their own. If you notice short bandage trips on your incisions, you can leave them on, and they will slowly fall off or wither away. If they do not fall naturally, you can remove those seven days after the surgery. However, you will be strictly advised not to soak your incisions in water. You may take a regular bath, but you should avoid rubbing your incisions.

You need to take ample rest in the first week after the surgery. You may feel tired and weary, so you should avoid heavy chores. We strongly recommend you take it easy in the first week and gradually increase your exertion level. You can slowly get back to the swings of normal life with short walks and light activities at the beginning.

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