What are the Benefits of Ovarian Cysts Laparoscopic Surgery?

Laparoscopy is a type of surgery which is using small incisions (usually no more than 1 centimeter long). Laparoscopic surgery sometimes is called minimally invasive surgery. There are advantages to the patient with ovarian cysts laparoscopic surgery versus an open procedure. These include:

  • Less pain after laparoscopic surgery than after open abdominal surgery, which involves larger incisions, longer hospital stays, and longer recovery times.
  • Reduced exposure of internal organs to possible external contaminants thereby reduced risk of acquiring infections in laparoscopy compared to open surgery.
  • Less pain, leading to less pain medication needed.

What Happens after Ovarian Cysts Laparoscopic Surgery?

After the ovarian cysts laparoscopic surgery, the small incisions are closed and you will feel sleepy for a few hours. You may have some nausea from the anesthesia. During your stay, the hospital staff will take steps to reduce your chance of infection.

For a few days after the ovarian cysts laparoscopic surgery, you may feel tired and have some discomfort. You may be sore around the incisions made in your abdomen and navel. The tube put in your throat to help you breathe during the surgery may give you a sore throat. Try throat lozenges or gargle with warm salt water. You may feel pain in your shoulder or back. This pain is from the small amount of gas used during the procedure that remains in your abdomen. It goes away on its own within a few hours or days.

You can get back to your normal activities 1–2 days after the surgery. You may be told to avoid heavy activity or exercise. Recovery may take 1-2 weeks.