Ovary Repair-Remove Adhesions, Lesions, and Cysts
Ovary Repair-Remove Adhesions, Lesions, and Cysts Surgery, a noncancerous cyst that is causing symptoms can be removed (cystectomy), leaving the ovary intact. When an ovarian growth or cyst needs to be closely looked at, a surgeon can do so through a small incision using laparoscopy or through a larger abdominal incision (laparotomy). Either type of surgery can be used to diagnose problems such as ovarian cysts, adhesions, and fibroids
Before the Procedure
Your physician will also conduct a full physical exam—including blood and imaging tests.
Always tell your health care provider or nurse what drugs you are taking, even drugs, supplements, or herbs you bought without a prescription.
During the days before the surgery:
- You may be asked to stop taking aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), warfarin (Coumadin), and any other drugs that make it hard for your blood to clot.
- Ask your health care provider which drugs you should still take on the day of your surgery.
Ovary Repair-Remove Adhesions, Lesions, And Cysts procedure
During surgery, a noncancerous cyst that is causing symptoms can be removed (cystectomy), leaving the ovary intact. In some cases, the entire ovary or both ovaries are removed, particularly when cancer is found. Removing adhesions, Lesions, and cysts laparoscopically can be time-consuming and tedious, and adhesions may develop after surgery. The use of an endoscopic pouch can be used to remove benign ovarian cysts. This method permits removal of ovarian lesions with little or no risk of intraperitoneal spillage. Your Surgeon will help you decide which method is best for you, as each case is different.
What to Expect After Surgery
General anesthesia usually is used during surgery.
After a laparoscopy, you can resume normal activities within a day. But you should avoid strenuous activity or exercise for about a week.
After a laparotomy, you may stay in the hospital from 2 to 4 days and return to your usual activities in 4 to 6 weeks.
As with any surgical procedure, complications may occur. Some possible complications of Ovary Repair-Removal of Adhesions, Lesions, and Cysts may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Ovarian cysts may come back.
- Pain may not be controlled.
- Scar tissue (adhesions) may form at the surgical site, on the ovaries or fallopian tubes, or in the pelvis.
- Infection may develop.
- The bowel or bladder may be damaged during surgery.