Normal freely mobile right ovary

Ovarian Suspension

This is a procedure undertaken during an operative laparoscopy. The ‘stuck’ ovary/s is dissected free and then stitched to a ligament called the round ligament using a rapidly dissolving stitch. This allows time for the ‘raw’ areas on the ovary and underneath created by the dissection to heal before the stitch dissolves and the ovary falls back into place. As the area has healed it is no longer ‘sticky’ so the ovary will hopefully remain free.

This procedure is usually offered as an alternative to removing the ovary in ladies who continue to get symptoms from ‘stuck’ ovaries.

Left ovary ‘stuck’ in pelvis

Left ovary temporarily suspended