The removal of cysts that are formed on the ovaries through laparoscopic surgical procedure is called laparoscopic ovarian cyst surgery its also popularly known as laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy.
Procedure: A general anesthesia will be administered to the patient and as a result the patient will be asleep during the surgery.
Once the patient is asleep the process begins by making incisions near the belly button and a small device is inserted which is called a port; it creates an opening that will be filled with gas (carbon dioxide) in the abdomen region.
Then a small camera is inserted through a port in order to see the organs properly, once proper visibility is achieved more ports are inserted through which instruments go through, Ovary is examined and cysts are located which are then slowly separated using instruments. Some amount of bleeding may occur at this point and measures will be taken by the doctors to prevent blood loss by keeping a constant supply of blood; the cysts are then cut into pieces and removed.
The openings are closed through surgical glue or dissolvable stitches. The process might take 2 to 3 hours.
The surgery involves small incisions which take very less time to heal and as a result the patient can return back to normal life within no time.
The surgery also leaves minimal scars.
The recovery time for Laparoscopic surgeries is very less and one can return to normal life within days of surgery, but they should avoid heavy lifting. The soreness after the surgery lasts for 48 hours and it can extend up to weeks depending upon the individual.
If the patient is fine and the pain is less, then he is discharged immediately and follow up checkup is held every 7 to 10 days post discharge.
If the pain in the incisional area persists the doctor will advise bed rest for a week.
One might feel nauseated post-surgery, this might be due to anesthesia administered for the purpose of the surgery.
Post-surgery one might feel shoulder pain because of the gas that was pumped in during the surgery, which will go away within 48 hours.
If you have a prior medical condition and you are taking medicines prescribed by a doctor please make sure you inform the surgeon beforehand.
If you have a habit of smoking you will be advised to stop smoking a few weeks prior to the date of the operation as smoking may result in other complications or may cause infections. Quitting smoking enhances the chances of success.
The doctor will recommend a complete physical examination in order to check if the patient is healthy enough for the surgery.
On the day of the surgery the doctor will recommend the patient to stop eating and consuming liquids a few hours before the operation.
If the patient is taking supplements, blood thinners and medications for any other medical conditions they will be asked to not take it before the procedure.
If one feels nauseated, develops fever, bleeding occurs through the incisions, inability to urinate, cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, vaginal bleeding or discharge or any other symptom ; under these circumstances it is better to get in touch with the doctor.
The patient can rest assured about full assistance and care from Dr. Kiran K J and his team right from the beginning of the procedure to recovery they will be well taken care of.