Large or persistent ovarian cysts, or cysts that are causing symptoms, usually need to be surgically removed.

Surgery is also normally recommended if there are concerns that the cyst could be cancerous or could become cancerous.

There are 2 types of surgery used to remove ovarian cysts:

Laparoscopy or Laparotomy 

These are usually carried out under General Anaesthetic.

One is keyhole surgery the other is an incision.