Arrange for a ride to and from the hospital. Also, arrange for someone to help you at home.
Do not eat or drink for at least eight hours before the surgery.
—blocks pain and keeps you asleep through the surgery; given through an IV in your hand or arm
Local anesthesia—just the area that is being operated on is numbed; given as an injection and may also be given with a sedative
Description of the Procedure
The doctor will make a small incision just below the navel. Next, the doctor will insert a laparoscope. This is a thin tube with a camera on the end. To allow the doctor to better view the organs, carbon dioxide gas will be pumped into the abdomen. The laparoscope will be used to locate the cyst. Once found, the doctor will make one or two more incisions. Surgical tools will be inserted to remove the cyst. The doctor may remove tissue for testing. If cancer is found, both ovaries may need to be removed. Once the cyst is removed, the doctor will remove the tools. The incision area will be closed with stitches or staples.
In some cases, the doctor may switch to an
. He will make a large incision in the abdomen to do the surgery.
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care
provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a
substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the
advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to
starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a