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Katy laparoscopic surgeon talks about ovarian cysts

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Laparoscopic Surgeon at Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine talks about ovarian cysts
Women lead busy lives. Family, career, and fitness leave little time for recovery from a surgical procedure. Yet an ovarian cyst can trigger symptoms that require attention. Laparoscopic surgeons, Dr. Jenkins, Dr. Falae, and Dr. Torres offer a minimally invasive alternative for women in the Katy, TX area.

Understanding ovarian cysts

Ovaries are a pair of female reproductive organs that generate eggs. During childbearing years, a fluid-filled sac called a follicle may form on the surface of an ovary. It produces progesterone and estrogen, hormones that help the egg form and release. This is called a functional cyst. They are harmless, usually cause no discomfort, and resolve naturally within several menstrual cycles.

Several other types of ovarian cysts may also develop:
  • Dermoid or teratomas cysts, containing embryonic cells.
  • Cystadenomas, filled with watery mucous.
  • Endometriomas, the result of endometrial cells growing outside the uterus, attached to an ovary.

When ovarian cysts should be removed

Ovarian cysts are rarely cancerous, although risk increases for post-menopausal women. However, some cysts become quite large, moving the ovary out of position or twisting it painfully. This serious condition, called ovarian torsion, can restrict blood flow.

Surgical removal should be considered when a cyst causes:
  • Persistent pelvic pain
  • Feeling of heaviness in the abdomen
  • Bloating
  • Sudden or acute pain
  • Fever or vomiting

Laparoscopic surgery

With this method, a small incision is made below the navel. The abdominal cavity is filled with carbon dioxide gas to allow the doctor to view organs with a magnifying camera. Through additional tiny incisions, the cyst is located and removed.

The procedure is performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Most women need only a few days of recovery time. Incisions heal quickly with little scarring.

To learn more about this minimally invasive technique, call 855-346-8610 to schedule a consultation with one of the laparoscopic surgeons at Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine in Katy, TX.

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We offer general care, gynecology, and obstetrics services that span all stages of a woman's life. Dr. Taryll L. Jenkins, MD received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and Doctorate of Medicine from Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, TN. He completed his residency training at the University of Texas and Hermann Hospital, TX and is Board-certified from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, with years of research experience.

Dr. Adebola I. Falae, MD, FACOG received her undergraduate degree from Duke University in Durham, NC, and medical degree from University of Rochester Medical School, NY. She completed her residency training at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. Women’s healthcare is her primary concern.

Dr. Maria Torres, MD, FACOG earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Baylor University, and her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, before completing residency training at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, IL. She’s an expert in infertility evaluation and high-risk pregnancies.

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