Dr Amita Shah has more than 25 years of experience in the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She has been the head of department at Columbia Asia Hospital, Gurgaon for the last 12 years and now heads the department of obstetrics and gynaecology at Apollo Cradle Hospital, Sector-14 and Miracles Mediclinic, Sector-56, Gurgaon.
Most of the women have two ovaries which are located on either side of the uterus and form an important part of the female reproductive system. The ovaries produce eggs which are fertilized by the male sperm resulting in pregnancy. The ovaries also produce the female hormones estrogen and progesterone which makes a woman feminine.
Cysts are fluid filled sacs which develop inside one or both the ovaries. The most commonly found cysts are the follicle cyst, corpus luteum cyst, dermoid cyst and the the endometriomas. The best thing about most of the ovarian cysts is that they do not cause any symptoms and are mostly diagnosed when you are unsuccessful in getting pregnant despite trying for some time. However some of the females may suffer from pain in the bowel, pain before and after the menstrual cycle, pain in the thighs or lower back and pain during sexual intercourse. Some females may suffer from more severe symptoms like fever, faintness, dizziness and rapid breathing.
One cannot ignore the large ovarian cysts as they not only interfere in pregnancy but can have serious health repercussions. Sometimes when the cysts rupture they can cause a medical emergency requiring ICU admission for the patient.
Diagnosis and Treatment
Ovarian cysts can be easily diagnosed on an ultrasound scan which may be followed with MRI Pelvis and some blood tests to rule out ovarian cancer. Most of the cysts do not require any treatment and would disappear in a few months time on their own. However you must follow up with your gynaecologist who may do a repeat ultrasound scan to check the status of the ovaries and the cyst inside them.
Most of the cysts would not require any medicines. If the cysts do not disappear on their own and are preventing pregnancy then your gynaecologist may prescribe medication to shrink them. Smaller cysts in the ovaries can be removed surgically using a Laparoscope. If the cyst is large then abdominal surgery might be required for removing it. If malignancy is diagnosed, then instead of removing the cysts, the gynaecologist may advice you to get the ovaries removed. In such cases it is better to get the ovaries, fallopian tubes and the uterus removed to prevent the spread of cancer in the body.
If the cyst is larger then 5 cm in diameter and is not disappearing on its own despite waiting for some months then going for surgical removal is the best option to retain fertility. The biggest challenge comes in patients having large ovarian cysts and who want to get pregnant. In such patients the preservation of ovary while removing the cyst is of paramount importance. Dr Amita Shah has done a large number of surgeries for big ovarian cysts while preserving the ovaries during her stint with various hospitals in Delhi & Gurgaon. Most of these surgeries have been done laparoscopically.
Best Doctor and Cost
Ovarian cysts can be easily diagnosed with a combination of consultation with the gynaecologist and certain investigations. At Global Women’s Clinic, Gurgaon we have complete range of diagnostic facility to correctly diagnose the problem. The cost of consultation with the gynaecologist and tests like Ultrasound of the Lower Abdomen, blood tests like CA-125 and hormonal tests would cost around Rs. 6-8 thousand.
The surgery for removal of Ovarian Cysts is called Cystectomy and is mostly done Laparoscopically by Dr Amita Shah. The cost for this surgery would be in the range of Rs. 80 thousand-1.20 lacs. The surgery for the removal of ovary is called Oophrectomy and can be done on one or both of the ovaries. The cost of this surgery would be Rs. 70-80 thousand when done through abdomen. The cost for Laparoscopic Oophrectomy would be around Rs. 90,000 for unilateral and Rs. 1,20,000 for bilateral.
The surgery for the removal of Ovaries, Fallopian tubes and Uterus is called Hysterectomy and can be done either abdominally or Laparoscopically. The cost of Abdominal Hysterectomy would be in the range of Rs. 90,000 – 1,10,000. The cost of Laparoscopic Hysterectomy would be in the range of Rs. 1,10,000 – 1,30,000.
Dr Amita Shah is one of the best trained Laparoscopic Gynae Surgeon in Gurgaon for doing these surgeries Laparoscopically. The advantages of Laparoscopy are shorter hospital stay, quicker recovery and minimal surgical scar.