Frequently Asked Questions
What is Ovarian Drilling?
Laparoscopic Ovarian Drilling is a minimally invasive surgery in which a small portion of ovarian tissue or the thick outer layer of tissue covering the ovary of an individual will be destroyed or cut with a small incision in the abdomen region. This procedure is performed to treat individuals with polycystic ovary syndrome.
What are the advantages of Laparoscopic Ovarian Drilling?
Few of the advantages of Laparoscopic Ovarian Drilling are:
- Regularising the menstrual cycles
- Minimally invasive
- Increase the chances of getting pregnant
- Short recovery time
What are the indications of Laparoscopic Ovarian Drilling?
Laparoscopic Ovarian Drilling is indicated in the following conditions:
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Irregular menstrual periods
- Unable to get pregnant after weight loss and fertility therapy
Who are the best surgeons/doctors to perform Ovarian Drilling?
A certified and trained Gynecology surgeon and a Gynecologist who is well experienced in performing Laparoscopic Ovarian Drilling can perform this procedure.
What is the cost of Laparoscopic Ovarian Drilling?
Minimum cost for Laparoscopic Ovarian Drilling in Chennai starts from Rs.28,215
Average expenses for Laparoscopic Ovarian Drilling in Chennai is approximately Rs. 52,250
Maximum amount to be paid for Laparoscopic Ovarian Drilling in Chennai rises up to Rs.76,000
Cost of Laparoscopic Ovarian Drilling depends on factors such as:
- Admission fee
- Doctor fee
- Age and medical condition of the patient
- Complications after the surgery
- Hospital type
Is Laparoscopic Ovarian Drilling a major procedure or minor procedure?
Laparoscopic Ovarian Drilling is a minimally invasive and a minor procedure as it involves the use of a laparoscopic device to destroy a part of or the outer layer covering the ovary with the help of electric current or lasers improve and help in restoring regular ovulation cycles.
What are the risks and complications associated with Ovarian Drilling?
Risks and Complications associated with Laparoscopic Ovarian Drilling are:
- Internal bleeding
- Damage to the surrounding internal organs
- Allergic reactions to anesthesia
- Formation of scar tissue
- Early menopause
How long does it take to complete Ovarian Drilling?
Laparoscopic Ovarian Drilling may take around 1-2 hours to complete.
What is the recovery time for Ovarian Drilling?
Individuals who undergo Laparoscopic Ovarian Drilling may take 5-10 days for a full recovery.
What is the success rate of Ovarian Drilling?
The success rate of Laparoscopic Ovarian Drilling depends on the following factors:
- Hormonal balance of the patient
- Patient age and medical condition
- Experience of the doctor
However, the success rate of Laparoscopic Ovarian Drilling maybe 89%
Is Laparoscopic Ovarian Drilling Permanent?
Laparoscopic Ovarian Drilling procedure is performed to enhance fertility and the chances of an individual to get pregnant, However, the procedure is temporary and the symptoms may reoccur in the individual over time and depends on the hormonal balance and any other associated medical conditions of the patient like PCOS, Diabetes, etc.
What are the long-term results of Ovarian Drilling?
Few of the long term results of Laparoscopic Ovarian Drillingare:
- Improved chances of getting pregnant
- Regular menstrual periods
- Early menopause (rare)
What are the options if Laparoscopic Ovarian Drilling fails?
In case of a failed Ovarian Drilling, the doctor may suggest a revision surgery or open ovarian resection procedures.
What are the alternatives for Ovarian Drilling?
The individuals are recommended with Laparoscopic Ovarian Drilling as the treatment of choice if the following treatments fail, they are:
- Hormonal therapy
- Weight loss
- Clomifene citrate
- Insulin regulatory agents like Metformin, etc.
- Fertility drugs