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How does surgery help treat polycystic ovary syndrome?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Surgery is usually the last effort in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and is rarely performed. Doctors usually perform PCOS surgery through laparoscopy. In laparoscopy, your doctor makes several small incisions and uses small instruments in order to target different areas and minimize scarring. During PCOS surgery doctors try to restore normal reproductive functions and at least temporarily restore ovulation.

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