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My Son was admitted with a very rare autoimmune illness in April this year. The care he was given was superb Prof Dheda, Prof Louw and their team of specialists covered every possibility , diagnosed efficiently and treated effectively. There was time taken to explain everything. The Hospital Matron made allowances for me to spend as much as possible time with my son and also allowed for frequent visits from close family. Mr Daniel Mathew the Hospital General manager is very approachable and interested . The staff was friendly and helpful. Basically every one from reception through admin to ICU was friendly and helpful. I Highly recommend this hospital
Parking is a huge problem.On a positive note it is a great hospital with great specialists and doctor's hence why it is so busy. Well worth driving around a bit looking for parking knowing your loved one's are in good hands. My mind at ease. My husband is well looked after. Thank you Linksfield staff :)
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I had such a wonderful experience there with Dr Thomas, I had a skin drafting done it was such a smooth process I am healing very well and had a great stay there, Thank you so much
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Ovarian tumors are usually benign (non-cancerous), but if left untreated they may develop into Ovarian Cancer. If you have an ovarian tumor that grows and causes painful symptoms, you may need to undergo ovarian tumor removal, which is a surgical procedure to remove the tumor and sometimes the affected ovary or the surrounding tissue as well.
Ovarian tumor removal can be carried out with laparoscopy or laparotomy depending on the size of the tumor, both are done under general anesthetic. Your surgeon may only remove the tumor and leave the rest of the ovary intact or remove the entire ovary and fallopian tube. If the tumor is malignant (cancerous), your surgeon may remove part or all of the abnormal growth (ovarian tumor debulking).
You will need to stay in the hospital for 3 to 7 days after the surgery, but you should plan to stay in South Africa for 14 days. During your stay, you will attend follow-up hospital checkups where your surgeon monitors your condition and your surgeon will also remove the stitches.
You may be able to go back to work within 4 weeks, but it is advisable to wait around 6 weeks to get back to your normal activities. During your recovery period, avoid intense exercises, heavy lifting, and sexual intercourse.
After the surgery, your surgeon will give you instructions regarding your diet, exercise, and wound care. You may need to meet your local doctor regularly so they can make sure your tumor and/or cancer has not come back. It is also advisable to see a therapist or counselor to talk to about emotional changes that ovarian tumor removal can cause.
Ovarian tumor removal has a high success rate of about 90%. However, just like any surgery, there are always side effects and risks that come with this type of surgery, including infection, bleeding and damage to nearby organs (such as the ureters and bladder). If both of your ovaries are removed, the side effect is menopause, infertility, dry vagina, hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue, and mood shifts.
In some cases, if your tumor is benign, you may need no treatment. Instead, your doctor may use “watchful waiting” to ensure the tumor does not cause any problems. If your tumor is malignant, your alternative is systemic therapies, such as hormone therapy, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy.
Ovarian tumors can cause painful symptoms and cancerous. After ovarian tumor removal, you should not feel any of these symptoms anymore and you no longer will have a tumor in your ovary. Also, the chance of cancer spreading to other parts of your body is reduced and your fertility is usually preserved after treatment.
Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers. This content was last updated on 09/03/2023.