Associate Professor Tsaltas Explains Ovarian Cysts

What are ovarian cysts?

Ovarian cysts are small fluid-filled sacs that develop in women’s ovaries. Most cysts are harmless, but some may cause problems such as rupture, bleeding or pain.

Do ovarian cysts require intervention?

Most ovarian cysts occur naturally in the course of a menstrual cycle and require no intervention. However, some ovarian cysts may need to be treated surgically due to pain or an abnormal pathology.

How are ovarian cysts removed?

I always recommend the least invasive option where possible.
Most cysts can be removed by laparoscopy (keyhole) surgery. However, open surgery may be necessary in some cases due to size or other factors. I will discuss your options with you after examination and all relevant investigations.


Should you have a potential or actual malignancy, I will refer you to a specialist gynaecological oncologist.