Q:What are the types of surgeries performed for ovarian cysts?

A: Ovarian cysts could be removed by peeling them off the ovaries by a procedure called cystectomy. Sometimes the ovary is removed along with the cyst. Both these procedures could be done either laparoscopically where there are just 2 or 3 holes in the abdomen and the patient requires very little convalescence, or by open surgery, where the abdomen will have a long cut in it and the patient may have to refrain from lifting heavy weights for a few months.