Ovarian Cyst Treatment & Removal in Littleton, CO

An ovarian cyst is a solid or fluid filled sac on the ovaries. While oftentimes harmless, if they get big enough or become cancerous, they will need to be removed, or at least treated. Ovarian cyst removal can be done laparoscopically or laparotomically at Littleton Gynecology and Wellness. If you are pre-menopausal, our providers will do their best to ensure the longevity of the reproductive system in order to not affect your fertility.

Ovarian Cyst Treatment in Littleton

In many cases, ovarian cysts come and go without the need for treatment. If detected in one procedure, they will usually disappear within a few months. Because of that, ovarian cyst treatment at Littleton Gynecology and Wellness consists of waiting and watching the cysts before we do any hasty procedures that could pose potential risks to your ovaries. If the cysts don’t disappear, and instead grow larger or appear to be unhealthy, we will then proceed with ovarian cyst removal procedures.

Laparoscopic Ovarian Cyst Removal in Littleton

Most ovarian cysts can be removed through our laparoscopic ovarian cyst removal surgery, which is a minimally invasive procedure where cuts are made in the stomach and gas is blown into the pelvic area to create access to your ovaries. The operator then uses a laparoscope to locate and remove the cyst through small incisions in the abdominal area. It is a surgery that is performed under general anesthesia, but the recovery time is short and allows you to get back to living your life quickly.

Ovarian Cyst Removal in Littleton

When ovarian cysts are quite large and can’t be adequately removed via laparoscopy, our providers here at Littleton Gynecology and Wellness can perform surgery via laparotomy. Large ovarian cysts can often be cancerous, and to make sure the cyst is sufficiently eradicated, a larger cut will be made in the abdominal area to allow operators freer access to it. In some cases, where cancer is suspected, the ovary may need to be removed as well. This process requires a longer recovery time and a possible overnight stay.