Ovarian cysts can be very painful and cause additional health issues for women. Franciscan Health offers minimally invasive, ovarian cystectomy to remove non-cancerous ovarian cysts.
Franciscan Health offers minimally invasive, robotic-assisted ovarian cystectomy for women with non-cancerous ovarian cysts which can be removed while leaving the ovary intact and functional. Common cysts removed using the da Vinci® Surgical System include functional and dermoid cysts, cystadenomas and endometrioses.
Ovarian cysts often cause no symptoms and disappear after a short period of time. However, surgery may be recommended if:
Before deciding to have surgery, ask your doctor or nurse what to expect after the procedure. Many women notice changes in their body and in how they feel about themselves. Talk with your doctor, nurse, family and friends about these possible changes before you have surgery.
Because of the few small incisions using a robotic-assisted, minimally invasive technique to treat ovarian cysts, patients usually go home on the same day of their surgery.Recovery can take up to a few weeks.