Having performed laparoscopic surgery for over 20 years, Dr Charles is one of the most experienced laparoscopic surgeons in the UAE.
Dr Charles believes that all ovarian cysts can be successfully removed via laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery no matter how large they are, even during pregnancy and there is no need to remove the ovaries themselves; just the cyst must be removed.
Most ovarian cysts are asymptomatic, however they may cause symptoms such as pain if they are particularly large, rupture, undergo torsion or become infected and hence may need surgical removal. Endometriomas and polycystic ovaries significantly reduce fertility, however most other types of ovarian cysts do not effect fertility.
Removal of an ovarian cyst is known as a cystectomy. During this procedure, the cyst is gently separated from the ovary and then removed from the pelvic cavity.
In most cases, ovarian cysts disappear in a few months without the need for treatment.