Oophorectomy

Removal of one or both ovaries

About

Ovaries can be removed to treat cancer, or to relieve pain. It is also used to treat endometriosis — a common condition where tissue that behaves like the lining of the womb (endometrium) is found in other parts of the body.

Need to know

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    When both ovaries are removed, the surgical procedure is called bilateral oopherectomy, whereas the removal of only one ovary is called unilateral oopherectomy. When both ovaries are removed, you will experience an instant and irreversible menopause. But you can manage it with hormonal replacement therapy (HRT) These procedures may be considered for a number of reasons. Because the procedure is irreversible, the advantages and disadvantages of each surgery should be discussed in full with your consultant.
  • How to prepare icon plus

    Like all procedures, there may be some risks and side effects involved. Your consultant will be able to explain these to you.
  • Afterwards icon plus

    Your consultant will let you know when you can get back to your normal routine, including work or exercise.

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From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

Our facilities

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

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This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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