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Laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy

Ovarian cysts can develop on one or both ovaries — if they split, they can lead to problematic symptoms

About

Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs that can develop on or around your ovaries. Sometimes, these cysts can split, grow too big or block the blood supply to the ovaries. If this happens, we can carry out a laparoscopic cystectomy to remove the cyst, whilst preserving your ability to have babies.

Need to know

  • What happens icon plus

    A laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy is carried out under general anaesthetic, which means you'll be asleep. Your consultant surgeon will make a few cuts in your abdomen. They'll then insert a laparoscope (a thin telescope with a light on it) through these cuts to examine your ovaries. Your consultant will then make a larger cut above your pubic line. They'll use the larger opening to remove the cyst. Samples of the cyst may be sent for analysis to check it for cancer.
  • How to prepare icon plus

    Your consultant surgeon will explain the procedure to you during a pre-surgery screening, which will most likely take place on a date before the procedure. Like all procedures, there may be some risks and side effects involved. These will be explained to you. As you'll be receiving a general anaesthetic, it's likely you'll be asked to limit your food and drink intake in the hours leading up to your surgery. You may also be asked to put on special tights to prevent blood clots during the surgery.
  • Afterwards icon plus

    You may be able to go home on the day of your procedure or one or two days after. In any case, you may need to ask someone to pick you up. You may experience abdominal pain for up to 10 days after your procedure. Your consultant surgeon or specialist nurse will make sure you go home with the right level of pain medication. They'll also explain how to care for your wounds. You'll receive a date for a follow-up appointment. If your cyst has been sent away for analysis, your consultant will give you the results during your follow-up.

Payment package

Hospital stay and procedure

Prices from

£4,875 subject to the specifics of your treatment as recommended by your consultant.
Indicative consultant fees from £860

Expected length of stay

1 night

Included

Before admission

  • Pre-assessment

During your hospital stay

  • Accommodation in a standard room as quoted above.
  • Routine admission tests
  • Patient meals are included but not transferable.
  • Nursing care and facilities
  • Theatre fees, drugs and dressings
  • Removal of stitches, dressing and plaster as required.
  • Take home medication 

Excluded

  • Any additional nights in hospital not described in the above.
  • Specialist nursing above and beyond required level of care.
  • Any post-operative treatments/consultations which may be required.
  • Any additional or more complex procedures not included in our initial agreement.
  • Any readmission due to complications will result in additional charges in line with our standard prices.
  • Personal costs including visitors’ meals and drinks as well as newspapers.
  • Any costs not specified as included.

Our consultants

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

Consultant in theatres

Our facilities

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

Request an appointment

We're happy to help you make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

020 7079 4344
This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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