Ovarian Cystectomy in Livingston, NJ
What is Ovarian Cystectomy?
An ovarian cystectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove a cyst or cysts from one or both of the ovaries. A cyst is a sac filled with fluid that may grow in or on an ovary. This surgery will confirm the diagnosis of an ovarian cyst, remove a cyst that may be causing problems, and rule-out if the cyst was cancerous.
The most common symptom of an ovarian cyst is pain in the pelvic and/or abdominal areas, although some ovarian cysts are asymptomatic. An ovarian cystectomy may be recommended if cysts are present in or on both ovaries, if the cyst is larger than 3 inches, if it does not go away or get smaller within a few months, if you have never had a menstrual cycle, are postmenopausal, or use birth control pills. Any of these conditions call for the removal of the cyst to preserve the ovary and your fertility, if possible.
How is Ovarian Cystectomy performed?
A laparoscopic surgery uses small incisions in the abdomen and a specialized camera to complete the surgery. This technologically advanced method is preferred among patients and doctors because it may offer a faster recovery time and a decreased incidence of infection compared to an open surgery.
Dr. Quartell is a skilled surgeon that will ensure a safe laparoscopic procedure and speedy recovery. Make an appointment today by calling 973-716-9600.