An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac that may either grow inside your ovaries or on them. They are typically removed by a type of keyhole surgery called laparoscopy. This procedure involves making small incisions in the abdominal area in order to insert a laparoscope to get a closer view of the cyst and detach it.
If the cyst is too large, the gynaecologist may recommend an open surgery or a laparotomy in which a larger cut is made in the lower abdomen. Due to this, the recovery period from a laparotomy will also be longer.