Sometimes major open surgery is required to treat your gynaecological problems. Perhaps all other treatment options have failed or you have decided you would like a hysterectomy. Alternatively you may need a cystectomy (removal of an ovarian cyst) and it is too big for keyhole surgery or wish to have fibroids removed (myomectomy) whilst retaining the option of having a baby. Whatever the reason you need to have major surgery, Olivia will be able to talk you through the risks, benefits and alternatives of this in simple, easy-to-understand terms, at your own speed. She will take great care to ensure you understand everything before the operation and look after you closely during and following the operation.