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The surgeon makes tiny incisions – one in the navel and three in the lower abdomen. A tiny camera mounted on a tube will be inserted through the navel so that the doctor can see the ovaries and surrounding region. This gives clear visualization of the surgical field and allows access through the other ports to remove cysts.
If the surgery is done using robotics, the gynecologist is 100 percent in control of the surgery, guiding instruments throughout the procedure.
Four tiny incisions are made – one in the navel and three addition sites in the lower abdomen for insertion of the instruments.
Patients will normally be able to go home the same day, but in some cases, an overnight stay may be required.
Most patients are fully recovered in four to six weeks. If a patient has a physically demanding job that requires lifting or pushing heavy objects, check with the doctor before returning to work.
The gynecologist may recommend an open procedure due to the size of the cysts or history of prior surgery that has left scar tissue, making visualization of organs with the camera more difficult. If the cysts are extremely large or expected to be malignant, then the physician may recommend an open procedure.
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Raleigh, NC 27610