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if you need surgery to remove an ovarian cyst can you do it without general anestegia, such as when you are having a c section? thanks.

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Dr. Richard Chudacoff
31 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Ovarian cyst removal certainly can be done during a cesarean section. We will often remove easy access cysts, but we will not remove fibroids. The one problem with pregnancy is that there is an increased risk for bleeding therefore the choose not to do intricate or complex surgeries during cesarean sections; only those necessary.
Answered on Oct 13, 2017
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Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience General Surgery
Sometimes: It can be done if the anesthesiologist is trained in that approach however you have to accept that sometimes you will get a general anesthesia.
Answered on Jul 7, 2012
Dr. Kevin Hiler
41 years experience General Surgery
Yes,: It can be done under regional anesthesia such as a spinal or epidural of it is done through an open incision. It is better done laparoscopically which has less pain and a much faster recovery. This would require general anesthesia.
Answered on Mar 15, 2014
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Dr. Richard Pollard
29 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: If the surgeon uses an open technique to do this operation, then a regional technique can be used. If the surgeon opts to use a laparoscopic technique, then a general will be required. Talk to your surgeon about your options.
Answered on Oct 26, 2016

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