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Do you suggest laparoscopic surgery for ovarian cyst prior to open surgery?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Scott Welle
Bariatrics
6 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
If a surgery is amendable to laparoscopic, then i always recommend going that route.
The recovery is faster, the pain is less, lower rates of infections. Not all surgeries can be done laparoscopically, but if it can be then do it.

In brief: Yes
If a surgery is amendable to laparoscopic, then i always recommend going that route.
The recovery is faster, the pain is less, lower rates of infections. Not all surgeries can be done laparoscopically, but if it can be then do it.
Dr. Scott Welle
Dr. Scott Welle
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Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Most times cyst can be taken care of laparoscopically by an experianced gynocologist.
Lap surgery generally leads to faster recovery, less pain and safer outcomes when compared to open procedures. If your given a choice of a laparoscopic procedure vs and open one its worth it to try the laparoscopic approach. Also laparoscopic surgery can always be converted to and open surgery if needed.

In brief: Yes
Most times cyst can be taken care of laparoscopically by an experianced gynocologist.
Lap surgery generally leads to faster recovery, less pain and safer outcomes when compared to open procedures. If your given a choice of a laparoscopic procedure vs and open one its worth it to try the laparoscopic approach. Also laparoscopic surgery can always be converted to and open surgery if needed.
Dr. Richard Nguyen
Dr. Richard Nguyen
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Dr. Theodore Tsaltas
The enormous majority of ovarian masses may be treated laparoscopically. If open surgery is proposed, you should ask why. If the surgeon says 'I will TRY to get it out', get a second opinion. You should ask what proportion of surgery the surgeon does laparoscopically, and what gets done open. I have done cysts as large as 36 cms laparoscopically, and solid masses to 16 cms.
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Most can be taken care of laparoscopically.

In brief: Yes
Most can be taken care of laparoscopically.
Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson
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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Absolutely
In addition, robotic surgery has opened the door to much less invasive surgery for complicated surgery that traditionally has only been done as open abdominal surgery.

In brief: Absolutely
In addition, robotic surgery has opened the door to much less invasive surgery for complicated surgery that traditionally has only been done as open abdominal surgery.
Dr. Bryan Treacy
Dr. Bryan Treacy
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