Ovarian cysts occur quite commonly in women, and some of them form as a result of ovulation during menstrual cycle. They may cause sharp pain in the lower abdomen and pelvis, but often they are asymptomatic. Great majority of ovarian cysts are benign and generally when discovered they should be allowed time to regress on its own. It they persist or are large in size then surgical removal is warranted. In cases of benign cyst regardless of the size, this surgery should always be done using minimally invasive techniques such as laparoscopy or robotic assisted laparoscopy. This allows for significantly higher precision of surgery when separating cyst from healthy ovary, therefore preserving as much of the healthy ovarian tissue as possible. This is important for future fertility and hormonal function. Patients with endometriosis may form cysts called endometrioma. Endometriomas should only be removed by experienced surgeons, to minimize negative effects on future fertility.
If you or anyone you know suffers from recurrent ovarian cysts, contact our office at 480 599-9682 or email [email protected] to learn about available treatments.