Ovarian tumour surgery

Ovarian tumours, usually benign cysts, and conditions such as severe period pains associated with endometriosis, are treated with keyhole surgery. The same procedure is also used to perform sterilisations.

The procedure involves making a 5-mm incisions in the abdominal wall. The wounds are later sealed with dissolvable stitches or surgical tape. One to three incisions will be required. These abdominal (laparoscopic) and uterine (hysteroscopic) keyhole procedures are usually performed as day surgery procedures, and the patient can be discharged from care the same day.