Clínica Universidad de Navarra
Laparoscopic cyst removal
Ovarian cysts are small sacs of fluid or other tissues that are formed in the ovary. They are quite common and in most cases are harmless and they disappear on their own.
There are various treatments for different types of ovarian cysts, including laparoscopic cyst removal.
The laparoscopic cyst removal is performed through small incisions in the abdomen through which the instruments are introduced. When the cyst is located, the surgeon removes it and takes a sample of tissue for testing.
The procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia and lasts from one to two hours. Patients usually spend one day in hospital.
BEFORE THE PROCEDURE
Patients should undergo a preliminary test to evaluate the specific characteristics of their intervention.
Furthermore, they must undergo a standard preoperative study that includes blood tests, electrocardiogram, etc.
Also, if they have any chronic illness or regularly take medications, especially anticoagulants, they should inform the surgeon before surgery.
AFTER THE PROCEDURE:
The recovery of this procedure is quick and painless. After a few days, patients can resume their normal life, taking certain precautions like avoiding abrupt movements and sports.
They should ask their doctor about the time to drive and restore sexual activity.