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Conditions We Treat: Ovarian Cysts

Ovarian cysts are a common condition where fluid-filled sacs form within the ovaries. Most ovarian cysts do not require medical treatment and are noncancerous.

Ovarian cysts are rarely the only cause of infertility; however, some types of ovarian cysts can interfere with egg release and damage egg quality within the ovaries, making it more difficult to become pregnant.  

Ovarian Cysts | Q&A with Dr. Wang

Dr. Karen Wang, minimally invasive surgeon from the department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, answer common questions about ovarian cysts.


Ovarian Cyst Treatment: Why Choose Johns Hopkins

  • Our fertility experts at the Johns Hopkins Fertility Center provide comprehensive care for ovarian cysts, from evaluation and imaging to the medical or surgical management of ovarian cysts.
  • We have specific expertise in tailoring fertility treatment in patients who have hormone-producing cysts that affect their menstrual cycle and ovulation.   
  • If specialized treatment is needed, our patients will also work with a specialized center for the treatment of endometriosis and the highly trained surgeons in the Division of Advanced Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery.

Ovarian Cyst Treatment: What to Expect

At your initial consultation, you will meet with a fertility specialist and discuss your health history, experience attempting to conceive, prior management of your ovarian cysts and goals for fertility treatment. Then, we will perform diagnostic tests to determine if your ovarian cysts — or other causes — are impacting your fertility. Depending on the type, size and number of ovarian cysts, your fertility specialist may recommend medical fertility treatments or surgery.

Our Team of Ovarian Cyst and Fertility Specialists

Rely on the expertise of our physicians to help you manage ovarian cysts and your fertility.

Fertility Experts

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeons

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