I just had that procedure! The most frightening part was not knowing what all the components of the cyst were, and whether there was anything cancerous. Fortunately, the pathology report came back negative. This procedure is incredibly non-invasive, and I also had my right ovary and fallopian tube removed with the cyst, as it was the size of a lemon and had engulfed my ovary. I have two, 1 inch incisions, and a cut through my belly button. The latter took the longest to heal because it was the deepest. I have insurance, but a very high deductible ($10K annually), and really meant for catastrophic circumstances. I have not received all the bills from the pathologist and labs, but the OB/GYN and the hospital have cost me about $6200 so far. Obviously, if you have insurance, you would just have to meet your deductible. There was pain for the first 3 days, then it subsided...and the recovery time is really 2 weeks. Good Luck.