Spire Manchester Hospital has over 25 years’ experience in providing gynaecological procedures and investigations. With highly experienced consultant gynaecologists you can be assured you are putting yourself in safe hands.
All our consultant gynaecologists are supported by a team of healthcare professionals and nurses committed to providing high levels of care to all our patients.
Ovarian cysts are fluid filled pockets within or on the surface of an ovary. Your ovaries are located on either side of your womb. Most cysts are harmless and don’t cause any pain or discomfort, however some cysts cause serious symptoms.
There are two main types of ovarian cyst operation – open cystectomy and laparoscopic (“keyhole”) cystectomy. In open cystectomy, an incision is is made either horizontally just above the pubic bone (along the top of the bikini line) or vertically from just below the belly button. The ovary is opened and the cyst is lifted out. In laparoscopic cystectomy, smaller incisions are made and the cysts are removed using specially designed surgical instruments.